Brandywine Falls is a fantastic spot to break up the journey between Vancouver and Whistler, and stretch the legs. So having stopped there numerous times, I was always eager to find my way down to the base of the falls and take in the views up close.
What follows is an unnecessary number of photos, but all of which are simply a reflection of how beautiful it is when you scramble down into the canyon and head to the base of the 230ft falls.
And in case you’re wondering where the name comes from, it is believed to have come from a wager between two surveyors (Jack Nelson and Bob Mollison) for the Howe Sound and Northern Railway over the height of the Falls. The closest guess winning a bottle of brandy (wine). The height was measured with a chain and it was Mollison who won the bottle of brandy and Nelson then named the falls Brandywine.
Another explanation of the naming of the falls comes from around the 1890s when Charles Chandler and George Mitchell passed out there after drinking too much Brandywine in their tea.