Oldman River Falls - A Waterfall in Southern Alberta Canada

A lesser known waterfall in southern Alberta, the Oldman River Falls. Located down Oldman River Road in the Livingstone PLUZ, at the KM19 marker. There is no cell service out this way so be prepared for where you are going ahead of time. Having a...
A lesser known waterfall in southern Alberta, the Oldman River Falls. Located down Oldman River Road in the Livingstone PLUZ, at the KM19 marker. There is no cell service out this way so be prepared for where you are going ahead of time. Having a map helps in this area. The Livingstone PLUZ is an area where you are allowed to go random camping in Alberta.

There is a small parking area available at the KM19 mark and short walk to the falls. You are in the backcountry. There are no guardrails and the terrain is hilly and steep here, so be careful. Additionally, you will be traveling down a bumpy gravel road to get there.

As always, depending on what time of the year you visit a waterfall, the flow will vary. Considered a low flow at this time of the year, July, it still had quite a roar to it.

Additonally, take a stop around the KM7 mark along Oldman River Road to find a smaller unnamed waterfall as well.

Pro Tip- Backroads Maps would have you believe Oldman Falls is near the Gap. I would say ignore that as it is incorrect. The real Oldman Falls is located west of the Forestry Trunk Rd. You will find some rapids and small falls where they have marked in the Southern Alberta books though.
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21 July 2023 at   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
Little seeker and her little canadian wolf, aka puppy, enjoying time at Oldman River Falls.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
The Oldman is a very important waterway in southern Alberta. Keeping this water clean for its journey is crucial. It's stunning how beautifully clear it is up this way. The water is always cold in this area!
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
If you're sure footed with proper foorwear, and without small children, it's actually quite easy (skill level matters here) to get to the base of the Oldman River Falls. I was here years ago, childless, and had no issue getting to the bottom and...
If you're sure footed with proper foorwear, and without small children, it's actually quite easy (skill level matters here) to get to the base of the Oldman River Falls. I was here years ago, childless, and had no issue getting to the bottom and back up.
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21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
A fantastic fishing destination in the backcountry of Alberta. You are surrounded by wildlife here with minimal other humans around. Be prepared and make lots of noise while exploring.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
On the way to the Oldman River Falls, around the 17 KM mark, you are treated to this wonderful view of the mountains ahead.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
This waterfall can be a rager in the spring. Mid summer it still has a lot of force behind it too!
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
A huge amount of downed trees in the river, make for quite the buildup on top of the Oldman River Falls.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
While mom's investigating the falls, little seeker scouts out a safe beach area to play along the Oldman river afterwards.
I often ask her if she sees anywhere she'd like to go, and if she has spotted an easy way to get there.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
The pristine water flows over the Oldman River Falls in southern Alberta Canada.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
Having fun exploring the Oldman Falls. I wouldn't actually recommend this area for small children as it's quite dangerous. I couldn't do as much exploring as I normally would due to not wanting little seeker to get hurt. The terrain is...
Having fun exploring the Oldman Falls. I wouldn't actually recommend this area for small children as it's quite dangerous. I couldn't do as much exploring as I normally would due to not wanting little seeker to get hurt. The terrain is unforgiving, so be smart and careful.
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21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
The Oldman River river as it twists and turns its way to the Oldman River waterfall.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
Probably due to the fact there is no cell service out here, it's a rather quiet, less visited waterfall in the province of Alberta.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
Little seeker climbs up to take a view of the Oldman River waterfall
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
As the water melts and finds its way from the headwaters here in Alberta, it flows into the South Saskatchewan River and eventually from there, out into Hudsons Bay.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
Listening and following our ears to find our way to the falls.

It's actually really easy to find if you're over 2ft tall haha
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
It was a windy but sunny day out in the Livingstone PLUZ. There are various unofficial trails down to the Oldman waterfall.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
In the small parking lot at kilometre marker 19 you'll see this sign about the native cutthroat trout found in this area.
21 July 2023 ·   9 months ago taken in   Unnamed Road, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
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