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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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Description: 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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Everyone can hike to these falls

Westcoast water falls, enjoy a short stroll and enjoy! You can not take your pet as there is a small bridge which gets crowded as people peer over the side for a closer look.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Westcoast water falls, enjoy a short stroll and enjoy! You can not take your pet as there is a small bridge which gets crowded as people peer over the side for a closer look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing falls! Fenced off all around with many warnings on not swimming near the falls as they are very rapid moving and powerful but found a lovely swimming spot about 100m from the upper falls/bridge. Great way to cool off on a hot day and the loop around the falls is a very pleasant easy 10-20 minute walk. Great spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed walking the trails with our children and grandchildren. The trail was not to difficult for the little people and we managed to push the stroller along the entire trail.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

once again, a well laid out trail, with clear paths, plenty of parking and facilites. Views in this part of the world a mind-boggling! They have sooo much nature. They should be proud of themselves (as a nation) that their streams are so clean. Fabulous.

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Parksville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The easily walkable trail to the falls has quiet picnic sites along the sides that are not exposed to the walkers. The bridge over the river provides amazing views of the falls. The park is very well maintained and provides great parking areas with easy access to the trails. Very suitable for kids and seniors alike.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's always clean and mostly well kept. It would be nice to see more event help here, maybe a few more benches or the area expanded.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We love this park , the only way it could be better for camping is if it offered power like Vancouver camp sites do.

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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Within a very short distance, you can see two spectacular falls! The area is lush and verdant and full of life! It's worth the short trek. We saw both Little Qualicum falls and Englishman River Falls in just a few hours.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife, baby, and I hiked the loop trail of the lower and upper Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. Upper Qualicum Falls was beautiful. Make sure to find the lookout for the falls. It was somewhat hidden when we were on the trail (we were walking counter clockwise in the loop and walked by it the first time). The trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love camping here because at any time I can walk down to the falls for relaxing and taking in the great view. I here there is a plan to make a bridge by the falls for better viewing in the future. Great campsites. One of my favorites on the Vancouver Island

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Address: Address: Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville

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