Drinkwater Creek, which drains Della Lake, plunges 440 m on its way to Great Central Lake. The falls are located near the southern boundary of Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, about 60 km west of Port Alberni. Joe Drinkwater, a prospector and trapper, discovered the falls in 1899 and named them after his wife. He mined gold nearby and built an aerial tramway to haul ore and supplies up and down the cliff that forms Della Falls. The tramway and other mining debris can still be found. A hiking trail from the western end of Great Central Lake follows Drinkwater Creek to the base of the falls.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Kudelik, Gail. "Della Falls". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 21 December 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/della-falls. Accessed 17 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Kudelik, G., Della Falls (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/della-falls
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Kudelik, Gail, "Della Falls". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; last modified December 21, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/della-falls
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Gail Kudelik, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Della Falls", last modified December 21, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/della-falls
|Article by||Gail Kudelik|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||December 16, 2013|
Della Falls is Canada's highest Waterfall.