PLIS Falls

Chatterbox Falls


Photo credit W.A. Stenner 1955

Princess Louisa Inlet - British Columbia

Situated near the head of Jervis Inlet on British Columbia's South Coast, is the gem that is Princess Louisa Inlet. The Princess posseses a unique ecological system in the only true example of fjordland on the Pacific coast. A mere 8 kilometres (5 miles) long, the Princess' mile high cliffs rise sheer from the placid waters and teem with dozens of waterfalls in the early summer. Chatterbox Falls, at the head of the Inlet, gathers waters from the snowfields and mountain meadows above the Princess to cascade throughout the year into the Inlet near the present Campground.

James F. MacDonald, the original homesteader of the land surrounding the falls and the present day campground, recognized the unique majesty and beauty of the Princess. Believing it should be enjoyed all and should not belong to one individual, he gave his land to a society incorporated for that purpose, the Princess Louisa International Society. Since then, the Society, a registered Canadian charity, and it's companion Princess Louisa International Foundation, a US non-profit, charitable corporation qualified under the Internal Revenue Service Code, section 501(c)(3), have raised funds to maintain and enlarge the Princess Louisa Marine Park in combination with BC Parks.


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