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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Owner description: Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum River, west of Parksville, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet... more » 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. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We have visited many Falls during our one month holiday in BC/Rockies and this one is not too spectacular in comparison. However, it is a very good walk if you have the time and wanted to have some exercise.

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Brooklin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went for a short hike with our 3 boys - 6, 9 and 11. It was our final day in the area on vacation and we were looking for something to do. The hike was perfect. Driving from Parkside we were able to drive past the Goats on the Roof in Coombs and a drive-by looked to be enough... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is an easy drive from Parksville and the park is really beautiful. The falls are best in the spring when the run-off is high and fast but anytime is a good time. Make sure you wear decent walking shoes and you can walk the whole loop!

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Little Qualicum Falls are not the most interesting waterfalls out there, but the park is a nice walk for a cloudy day. The route from the bottom falls to the top ones and back is about 30 minutes total, and there is plenty of parking available. The top waterfall is running in a rocky area, and the route is shaped... More

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Nanaimo BC
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After parking in the day use lot (free) there is a map showing the trails to the falls. It took us about 90 minutes to leisurely walk the trails that circle around both the upper and lower falls. There are toilets near the parking lot. The scenery is beautiful and this is a must see location. The walk is a... More

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Sherwood Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a fairly easy walk, some stairs and uphill parts but very doable. Beautiful to see and not too busy (when we were there). Lots of parking and easy to find. Loved it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The hiking area is great. Do this for sure. The falls are beautiful and it is a very peaceful place.

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Spokane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed our hike and loved the views of the river and waterfalls. It would be nice to be able to actually reach the river, but it is a protected area, so fences keep you away.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a lovely short hike, suitable for young children and quite safe. You will meet other hikers as well

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stopped by to visit this while we were on Vancouver Island. Great waterfalls that are not too difficult a walk.

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