Hiking spotlight: Gold Creek Falls in Golden Ears Provincial Park

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to take my first international trip to British Columbia, Canada. We took a girls trip that included me, Mom, Mom’s sister, and one of Mom’s best friends. We found an amazing hiking expedition in Golden Ears Provincial Park at Gold Creek Falls. The hike was an easy 3.5 mile trip with little elevation gain, but the mossy rain forest views were like nothing I had ever seen before.

A misty view of the forest.
The water was incredibly clear.
I was so ready to go for a dip.
A view of the pristine Allouette Lake.
C’mon, Mom, it’s time to swim!
I found the perfect stick to play fetch with.
Oof, actually it was slightly awkward.
After over an hour of fetch, I was ready to hike!
Me and Mom’s friends exploring the foggy trail.
The views were captivating.
This picture looks like the beginning of a horror movie.
We finally reached Gold Creek Falls after about 1.5 hours of hiking.
At this point I was over it because it started pouring out, and Mom forgot my raincoat!
After the long, beautiful hiking day, I was ready to be bundled up in the car for my nap.

Rating for Gold Creek Falls


I gave this hike 2 paws up because the views were impressive and there were tons of refreshing lakes where I could grab a stick and play fetch. The mossy trees and clear lakes made a stunning backdrop for exploring or a picnic lunch. The trail is rated easy, though it is probably safer to have your dog on a leash on this hike since bears live in the park. According to the park’s site, dogs can be off leash once they are at least 1 km into the trail. I recommend assessing your pups health before the hike, making sure to bring plenty of water, and staying close to your pup throughout the trail in case any creepy critters decide to visit you.

Pin this, pups:

Hiking Spotlight

Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I explore Vancouver, British Columbia.


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24 thoughts on “Hiking spotlight: Gold Creek Falls in Golden Ears Provincial Park

  1. What a great opportunity to visit British Columbia! I would like to visit one of its many beautiful provincial park (one with several waterfalls). I hope that water wasn’t that cold. I went to lake Tahoe two weeks ago and humans and dogs were swimming in 40 degrees water. #feetdotravel

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  2. Wowser – pretty hike! And we couldn’t help but think…Golden Ears Provincial Park…you kinda sorta have golden ears…coincidence? Or is this like, YOUR park? πŸ˜‰ Nah, I suppose it wouldn’t have been your first hike there, eh? Bet it won’t be your last! It’s beautiful! Thanks for showing us peoples. πŸ™‚ #FeetDoTravel

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