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Rearguard Falls
Location Rearguard Falls Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Type Gradual Cascade
Total height 6 m (20 ft)
Total width 73 m (240 ft)
Average width 61 m (200 ft)
Number of drops 1
Average flow rate 171 m3/s (6,000 cu ft/s)
Watercourse Fraser River

Rearguard Falls is located in Rearguard Falls Provincial Park on the Fraser River in British Columbia. The falls are located 115 km (71 mi) downstream from the river's source at Fraser Pass. This is the farthest point that salmon migrate up the Fraser River to spawn, about 1,260 km (783 mi) from the ocean. A boardwalk is installed on the trail leading from the rest area on yellowhead highway to the falls; allowing travellers a close-up view of the falls.

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