This is one of those hikes where you measure your progress not by the time, but by the elevation gain. This is a hike that should be avoided on a wet day. I will try to give the best directions I can to reach this place.
After Pemberton PetroCanada keep driving towards Mount Curie on D'Arcy Road. After leaving the Indian Reserve, start to count the BC Rail crossings. After the third one, at around 600 metres you will see a track on your right. Drive 200 m towards the railroad tracks and park there.
Retreat your steps 50 meters and walk on another road that may have the signs "Private Property". The owners allow people to cross their property to reach the trailhead.
After the railroad tracks, you will see a locked gate. Climb the gate and if you are guy, be careful if it is wet, little Juan had a small accident when I climbed the gate.
After leaving the gate, keep walking 100 meters and you will cross the first power line. Before you were able to drive after this point, but some idiots were illegally cutting trees and dumping garbage restricting the access to the place. When you go into the trees, go left and almost inmmediately turn right and keep going straight for 200 meters to the second power line. Keep going straight and you will see the flags showing the trailhead.
Very soon the trail starts to go uphill, you will reach a slide area that is dangerously reaching the trail. Try to stay as far as you can from the slide. It takes less than 10 minutes to cross this part.
Very soon you will start to feel a fine spray on your face and the rushing of the water will become more and more loudly. You will see one of the most spectacular falls that BC can offer.
Bridal Veil Falls
To see all the falls you need a helicopter, you will keep going uphill with the falls always on your right.
Sooner or later you will have a more closer view of the falls, nevertheless to say that you should be very cautious.
After 400 meters you will reach a place called "Vodka Rock", a good destination if you only intend to see the falls. On a sunny day you can have views of the Birkenhead Valley and Sun God Mountain in the northwest.
Keep going, always uphill. You will reach a spot where you will do the first of two crossings on Place Creek. The elevation gain at this point is around 1420 m (4660 ft) and you have already ascended 900 meters (3018 ft).
For a short period of time the trail eases while you enjoy the shadow generously given by the trees.
Then you go back to the creek, you need to recross again and you will go into a bushy area
If you brought a machete try to cut some of the overgrowth, other fellow hikers will thank you. It only takes five minutes to cross this part of the trail
After this you will go uphill on very loose soil. This pulverized rock is called rock flour and is formed when the ice and the load of rock fragments slide over the bedrock and function as sandpaper that smooths and polishes the surface situated below.
Finally you will reach the last part and more difficult part of the trail. At this point feel free to take a break.
You see the big boulder before the tree? You need to reach that boulder, just imagine is a big and round orange marker.
After you reach the boulder, turn right 45 degrees towards the headwall and keep going west for another 15-20 minutes.