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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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Easy trail, impressive views

Great hike that goes up and down both sides of river. The falls are very impressive and worth your time. The trail is easy, but does include a hill. Plenty of parking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great hike that goes up and down both sides of river. The falls are very impressive and worth your time. The trail is easy, but does include a hill. Plenty of parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to hike along the river and see some waterfalls. Many people take a shortcut back to the parking lot, but if you continue farther up the river, you can have a nice lunch along the river off the trail. Good exercise with some hills. Free parking and restrooms.

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a nice surprise. The campground is well laid out, lots of space between the sites and all sites are shaded to some degree. Our site was as level as you can make a gravel pad level and our site was quite deep so we weren't on the park road . The pads are raked and cleaned after each... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice falls! Split into Upper and Lower falls, both are nice to see. Nice trail to walk on. should take around 1-2 hours to see.

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Delta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Great side trip from Parksville. It is a good hike from parking lot but worth the trip to see the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So we had some extra time and decided to walk to the lower falls after visiting Coombs. What a pleasant surprise! Saw some people swimming so we hiked over there. WONDERFUL! Spent time there and actually went back the next afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely campsite, pitches great size and plenty of privacy in amongst the trees. Bathrooms clean and well maintained. Definitely worth a visit to the waterfalls, a lovely walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Amazing walking trails through an old growth rain-forest. Three bridges and numerous view points give spectacular views of the deep river gorge. Even with the lack of recent rain the waterfalls were amazing. The camp sites appear to have just been redone, very clean and new tables.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped in for a couple of hours with a picnic we didn't camp. Plenty of benches to eat on some of which were covered and also clean restrooms available. The loop walk was pleasant and not to taxing although a couple of steep bits with steps. We had been to Niagra the week previous so obviously weren't blown away... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Easy walk/hike along river and in beautiful, cool forest -- spend anywhere from 1 hour or longer, if you take a dip in river too. there are look outs, a few benches, parts are wheelchair accessible. Have been 3 times over the years to this park, camping and enjoyed it each time differently (with kids and without). Campsites are nicely... More 

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