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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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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We loved this park so much we went twice during our 4 day stay in Parksville. We visited the lower falls the first day. Unfortunately we were pressed for time and did not have a chance to explore the upper falls. On our last day, we had some extra time so we decided to go back to the park and... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Park spotless, clean and tidy! Picnic table and firepit included. Falls were great and the kids enjoyed playing on their bikes. It was was parksville sandcastle festival whilst we were there. Some amazing sculptures!!

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Regina, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautiful trails through the forest and across 2 bridges to observe the waterfalls. The trails are nicely maintained and pretty easy-going for the most part. My parents (65+) and our geriatric dog had no trouble completing the entire loop. It is a pretty safe hike for kids, too, as there are adequate fences and barriers for safety. Also plenty of... More

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New york
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86 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were driving back from Tolfino to NaNaimo. We decided to stop at this park to stretch. There were two falls, upper and lower. We went to the upper fall which appeared to be favorite between the two. It was short 15 min but steep walk to the top of the upper fall. There was viewing platform. The fall was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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