“Rainbow Falls is a perennial plunge waterfall located near Harrison Lake, British Columbia. The falls can be viewed with difficulty from a bridge on the unpaved logging road below”. – Wikipedia
If you feel like you have “been there done that” in BC, it might be time to start exploring by float plane. Flightseeing is an exciting way to explore BC’s coast.
Rainbow Falls Recreation Site is tucked into the southeast corner of Harrison Lake, BC. It is indeed fairly remote and hard to reach – unless of course you happen to have a floatplane – then it’s a piece of cake to see this beautiful location up close!
It’s a magical, hidden spot that’s perfect for a picnic lunch and a ton of photos! The waist deep pool at the bottom of the waterfall is great for splashing around and letting the mist from the falls cool you off. A plunge into the lake off the dock in summer is a great way to beat the heat as well.
Harrison Lake is a short and scenic 15 minute flight along the Fraser River from our Pitt Meadows Airport (YPK) hangar.
Our Cessna 180 can take 3 passengers or our iconic DHC-2 Beaver can take up to 6 passengers, weight permitting.
Once we have Harrison on the horizon, we land on the lake and cruise right up onto the pebbled beach. Then it is just a short walk along an easy, well-kept trail through forest and ferns before you’re standing at Rainbow Falls.
Afterwards, tour a bit more of the area by air and take in the breathtaking coastal mountains and lake and river views before heading home.