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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

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Address: Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum...

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum River, west of Parksville, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting.

Perhaps the most magnificent park on Vancouver Island, Little Qualicum Falls incorporates the entire southern shore of Cameron Lake, adjacent to MacMillan Provincial Park and the awesome Cathedral Grove Rainforest. Cameron Lake is bordered by steep mountains: Mt. Wesley to the north and Mt. Arrowsmith to the south.

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Hear the raging river - hear the trees!

For short hikes, longer hikes, places to stop, places to view ... this is an amazing park which will please anyone at any time of year. After February's rains, the river is raging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Phil M
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Parksville, Canada
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Parksville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For short hikes, longer hikes, places to stop, places to view ... this is an amazing park which will please anyone at any time of year. After February's rains, the river is raging through the small gorges and it's almost impossible to get away from that sound. My visit was marked by a balmy (8 degrees) day with sunshine filtering... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful views and great walking trails. Worth a visit even for locals who have numerous walking trails to choose from.

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Should stop here just for the falls and river view, but if you are lucky you will be treated to a crazy crazy kayaker going for broke.

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Thank Ken L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great trip, took a big doggie with me. Bring a leash as the park is pretty strict on it, people don't follow the rules so be mindful of how your dog interacts with other dogs. Beautiful falls, great scenery around.

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Thank Brian J
Galiano Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little park has nice nature trails that wind around the falls and little Qualicum river. It is not too crowded and the falls are pretty and at spring runoff they are spectacular.

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Thank jcg8out
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in the winter was not very busy or crowded. Lovely hike through mature cedars, arbutus, hemlock. Not too steep of an incline some rocky areas and large steps. Spent a little over an hour taking pictures and leisurely hike.

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Thank Helen O
Oliver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forested trails,stairs (lots) and a bridge leading to lower and upper falls. Good walking but not suitable for physically handicapped persons. However, aside from accessing the trails, there is a large area with picnic tables close by the parking lot, which is accessible to all. RV parking offered in Spring/Summer season. This is a lovely natural Provincial park. It's so... More 

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Thank Gail P
Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific place to relax and be one with nature. Beautiful scenery. Quiet trails. Awesome falls. Will go back often.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had been a long time since I visited Little Qualicum Falls. It is as I remembered, beautiful. I used to spend the summers in Qualicum Beach and stayed with relatives. I would go with other kids at the time and jump into the pools, from the bridge into the water below, and enjoy hours here. We would bring a... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely walk, I like that no matter what path you take, it'll lead you back somewhere recognizable. The falls are beautiful. My only wish would be that a little more maintenance was kept around the falls so that those visiting were able to see it better. I understand that it may be a disturbance to the ecosystem though, not sure... More 

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