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“We walk Helliwell every day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Helliwell Provincial Park

Helliwell Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada
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Type: National Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Vancouver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“We walk Helliwell every day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The walk is a good one. If you're with small children, they might become tired when they get to the bluffs. Certain strollers will also have issues as the ground at the bluffs is fairly rocky (both sandstone and loose rock)

The views are well worth it though and you can see a variety of wildlife too. We've seen eagles, seals, sea lions, a variety of sea-going birds (shore birds, water fowls etc) as well as smaller song birds and birds such as flickers.

There are rocky beaches on the east side (facing Texada Island) where you can relax or explore the small tidal pools.

Also if you have time, you can check out Whaling Station bay which is just before the entrance way to Helliwell (before the car park)

Visited October 2013
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English first
Vancouver Island BC
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“Very beautiful and diverse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Such a peaceful park with amazing views. Very diverse from the cliffs with breathtaking views over the ocean, to the spectacular tidal pools full of sea life, and the majestic trees.

Visited September 2013
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Comox, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tranquil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Some beautiful places to photograph here. Beautiful meadows, forests, craggy cliffs and ocean. This park has it all.

Visited September 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

It is a magical walk with the most beautiful views. Some of the paths can be near the edge of cliffs so be careful especially with small children.

Visited August 2013
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Easy Oceanside Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

An easy 1 hour hike through some of the most beautiful B.C. Countryside. Forest and ocean views with the odd spotting of frolicking sea lions and soaring eagles. Be sure to take your camera.

Visited August 2013
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