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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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Good Provincial Park with nice falls viewing area

This is a good Provincial Park for rustic camping without hookups so make sure your rig is ready. There is a very nice picnic/water fall viewing area just outside of the camping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a good Provincial Park for rustic camping without hookups so make sure your rig is ready. There is a very nice picnic/water fall viewing area just outside of the camping area. If you are a Photographer and spend some time here you can get some great photos of the falls, birds and wildlife. The Campground is close to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went to Englishman River Falls earlier in the day then checked out the lower falls here. It had some interesting hikes, but the kids would have none of it. The views were otherwise meh. Maybe we were all just too tired.

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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the park. It was beautiful and very clean. The trek down to the falls can be steep and there are a lot of stairs - so it would be difficult for some people. Once you make it down you won't be disappointed though - even though you still have to make it back up... More 

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Prince Albert, Sask.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a pretty little hike that you could do in an hour. There is parking. It is a dog friendly park.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We decided that we would visit Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. We went down to visit the lower falls. The trail leading down to the falls is a fairly short hike, but be prepared for sustained downhill and uphill. There are stairs which makes the descent and ascent fairly good, but there are some stairs that are quite large. When... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fantastic naturally diverse area and breathtakingly beautiful falls. Poor directions (you'll need a microscope to care about every sign on the road to it for directions. Make sure you've been to the washrooms before unless you're trained that way for the wilds :)

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Courtenay, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had no idea this place would be so beautiful. This island is waterfall land in my opinion. We didn't know when stopping by that we would spend 4 hours climbing and walking around. I think camping here would be spectacular. The sights and sounds all around you as you sleep. I don't what to write for a review other... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Located right off the highway, Little Qualicum Falls is an easy stopover. During the Spring the Falls were roaring with no people around.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Gorgeous and serene - afterwards pop over to Qualicum Beach for fish and chips to round out the day - great day out in any weather - bring your camera!

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The falls are simply stunning this time of year, but always beautiful at other times; the park is very well maintained and we always have a great hike.

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