Margaret Falls at Herald Provincial Park BC is a popular destination campground and day-use area. The park covers 79 hectares of beautiful beach and forested uplands, and boasts a 128-site campground, boat launch and large day-use area. Swimming, fishing and bird-watching are popular activities, as is the self-guided nature walk to Margaret Falls. The park’s location is just 14 kilometers west from Salmon Arm along the shore of Shuswap Lake. Established in 1975, the park is a great place to visit year round.
The site of Herald Park was originally settled by the Herald family at the turn of the century and remained a family farm until the 1970s. The land was then turned over to the Provincial Government with the exception of the “homesite”, where Ms. Jesse Herald continued to reside until her death.
An older video of Margaret Falls taken (a bit wobbly) with Canon’s 2011 model PowerShot Elph 300 HS pocket camera. The winter time stills (Canon PowerShot SX60 HS) were produced without a neutral density filter to soften the water’s movement due to the low light condition in the Reinecker Creek canyon.
A neutral density filter, or ND filter, is a physical filter made of resin or glass that attaches to the front of your lens. They can be used on film or digital cameras and block out some of the light in your image. If certain areas are too bright for a desired camera settings, an ND filter may be the solution. Less light enters the lens, because the filter in front of it has a higher optical density. A photo of a waterfall or a stream where the water looks silky smooth was taken with an ND filter and a longer shutter speed.