We came back down the Caribou Highway from Horsefly and Barkerville and stayed at the beautiful Mahood Lake Campground. The campground is extremely large and spacious but be warned; there were a lot of biting gnats and mosquitoes in the spring time. If you don’t come prepared for that (bug spray doesn’t work as well), you may have a miserable trip. That being said, the campground is beautiful as is the nearby waterfalls.
Our first waterfall in the Mahood Park region was Deception Falls. The road up to Deception Falls is a bit narrow and rough so take care in driving it. We also came across a bear during our hike so be on alert. Other than that, the falls was beautiful and the hike equally so. The fence near the top of the cliff overlooking the falls was damaged so please be careful if you have small children with you. It’s a long fall.
Our next stop was Canim and Mahood Falls. When I was researching waterfalls for my trip, I had thought that Canim and Mahood falls were directly side by side but when I actually went to visit the falls, I learned quickly that I was wrong. While they aren’t far apart, each falls has a split fall (almost like you are looking at four waterfalls total). It is safe to say that Canim was my favourite out of all the waterfalls on my trip.