Bala Falls
Photo courtesy Doug Harris

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About this Waterfall

This cascade is located right in the heart of the little tourist town of Bala. The falls occur where water from Bala Bay on Lake Muskoka drains to the Moon River. There are actually three waterfalls in the town. These are the largest of the three. The majority of the fall is over the dam, but there is a fairly nice cascade section just downstream of the dam. You can walk down on the bedrock on the right bank. Don't go to far though, as you'll end up on private cottage property. You can also walk over the footbridge above the dam.

Unfortunately, as of April 2018, the plans to construct a major hydroelectric development are going forward. This falls won't be the same.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Cottage
County: Muskoka
Near: Bala
River: Moon River
Size: Medium
Type: Cascade with Dam
Access: Easy
Coordinates: 45.0135, -79.6145
Parking: No parking map yet

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Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that it is safe to visit any waterfall identified on this site. Conditions can change. Always use caution.
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