No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. This waterfall really is pink.
And some outdoor enthusiasts have been lucky enough to experience this incredible sight in person, despite it being a rather rare occurrence.
Located at Cameron Falls in Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park, on a regular day, the falls flow with typical clear water.
And while still beautiful, the sight simply does not compare to the falls following a rainstorm.
After heavy rainfall, the waters upriver from the falls get stirred up with a red mudstone called argillite. As the water flows towards the falls, it turns to a beautiful pink hue when light reflects on the mineral water.
Witnessing the pink falls in person can be very challenging, as there needs to be perfect conditions, but getting to experience this rare sight is definitely worth the hassle.
The best time to see the pink water is following a heavy downpour, typically during the rainy season (spring and summer).
With spring weeks away, it might be time to head to Alberta for your chance to see the falls in all their pink glory.
In case you don’t make it to Waterton Lakes National Park anytime soon, here’s what you’re missing.