#CanadaGem: Gorgeous waterfalls worth chasing all across our country

Stunning landmarks tucked just a hike away from major cities.

Stunning landmarks tucked just a hike away from major cities

The water at Hunt Falls looks even more beautiful when it's framed by a rainbow, as seen here in @saskatchewanderer's amazing Instagram shot (Credit: Instagram/@saskatchewanderer)

This article was originally published June 19, 2017. It was edited and updated June 29, 2018.

We here at CBC Life are just as excited as you about Canada's 150th birthday. So in the month leading up to July 1, we're showcasing some of our country's amazing hidden gems from coast to coast: totally Instagram-worthy food, tiles too pretty to *not* shoot, crazy views and more. #CanadaGem  #CBClife

From sprawling national parks packed with diverse wildlife, to stunning waterfronts and exquisite farmlands that are sprinkled across our nation, Canada's natural beauty cannot be ignored — especially when you factor in the breathtaking waterfalls nestled in our parks and forests.

Canada's widest waterfall gets a lot of attention, but you may not know that there are hundreds of these striking landmarks tucked just a hike away from major cities all across the country!

Behold, some of the most beautiful waterfalls worth chasing from coast to coast.

Pissing Mare Falls, Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park, N.L.

Hunt Falls, Lake Athabaska, Sask.

Tew's Falls, Spencer Gorge, Hamilton, Ont.

Victoria Park Falls, Victoria Park, Truro, N.S.

Johnston Canyon Falls, Banff National Park, Banff, Alta.

Grand Falls Gorge, Grand Falls, N.B.

Alexandra Falls, Hay River, N.W.T.

Bridal Falls, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Fraser Valley, B.C.

Montmorency Falls, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Quebec City, Que.

Pisew Falls, Pisew Falls Provincial Park, Mystery Lake, Man.

Wilberforce Falls, Hood River, Nun.

Egypt Falls, Scottsville, Cape Breton Island, N.S.

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ont.

Knox's Dam, Victoria Cross, P.E.I.

Crescent Falls, Bighorn River, Clearwater County, Alta.

Parc des Chutes De Sainte Ursule, Sainte Ursule, Que.

Pabineau Falls, Bathurst, N.B.

Virginia Falls, Nahanni National Park Reserve, N.W.T.

Nistowiak Falls,  Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, La Ronge, Sask.

Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater, B.C.

Rattling Brook Falls, Rattling Brook, N.L.


Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alta.

Kwasitchewan Falls, Pisew Falls Provincial Park, Mystery Lake, Man.

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