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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

Address: Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum River, west of...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. This is a very pleasant park with well-kept trails through forests and along a river that rushes though rocky channels. Great place for a wander in any season. Many steps and a bit rough in places and can get slippery in wet weather, so not the greatest for those with mobility constraints

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Victoria, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great place to walk and see the river and falls. Fabulous photography opportunities. A nice loop trail too. Picnic benches near the parking lot make a great spot to eat lunch after your walk. Some trails are a little steep with roots and loose rock, so not great for wheelchairs or those with physical limitations.

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Toulon, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very nice place to walk, enjoy nature and waterfalls. The bad weather didn't make the place bad at all, it was magic and dramatic with this fog. I hope to come back one day !

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Grenoble, Frane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a small park with a roaring (well, it had been raining all week, so maybe it won't be roaring in the summer) creek foaming through a narrow channel. It was a nice walk that the kids (4, 5, and 12) enjoyed doing with lots of diversions along the way with the abundant nature and interesting bits and pieces.... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This park is a great place to go to commune with nature anytime, but particularly in the dead of winter. A trail goes along the river with two bridges forming a loop. The falls are gorgeous and the variety of trees and vegetation are amazing. There is a trail near the end that goes to the washroom building that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were driving by and saw the sign so we stopped in we found it absolutely beautiful had a great walk through the tall timber some steep trails but very well-kept loved it

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love going for walks along the trails to and from each set of falls at all times of the year. Even covered in snow; it's not to be missed! The campsites also look beautiful!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is West Coast forest beauty. The paths are well marked and take visitors along the edge of the Little Qualicum River and it's two waterfalls. Some parts are even wheelchair friendly, but you need to be a good walker to do the whole thing. Bathrooms are great and also covered picnic shelters for a rainy day. After the visit,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Excellent place to hike although steep in areas. Trails lead to rushing river and many waterfalls and bridges. About half an hour from Parksville's beautiful beaches.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Loved it! Nice hike but not too long. Visited the upper and lower falls. Beautiful weather. It was too cold to swim but looked like it would have been fun!

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