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Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

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Address: Errington Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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"The Power of Water "

The river flows through a series of 'bowls' which have been carved out of the layered bedrock over thousands of years . View points are above and below each of these river... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The river flows through a series of 'bowls' which have been carved out of the layered bedrock over thousands of years . View points are above and below each of these river sections . Water flows all year round - but best after a heavy rain fall or Oct to May . More rain - more falls !

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Nanaimo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A delightful walk in the forest away from it all just a short drive from Parksville. The falls are most dramatic in the spring but flow significantly all year. The campground is usually not that crowded with lot of space between sites. We love the loop trail that drops down to the lower falls with a view up the narrow... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Short walk from parking lot to enjoy the most amazing waterfalls. We then hiked around for another 1 1/2 to take it all in.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking for an easy hike with some beautiful scenery, and this provided it. It was a nice drive and not far from Cooms Market and Cathedral Grove.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The upper falls are worth the walk, save yourself the walk to the lower falls. The viewpoint at the upper falls gets busy, but we did not see anyone at the lower viewpoint, it's a nice gorge but that's it.

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Taunton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed. The views are fantastic and the whole area is definitely 'family friendly'. Parking is easy and free and there are many opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pools below the falls are deep and cool; a wonderful place for adults or older kids to swim and cool off. Nice moderate hiking trails not suited to bringing a stroller though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much smaller, but more interesting than Niagara, the trails through this park provide lots of scenery and photography opportunities. The park includes tall Douglas Ferns, Arbutus and Cedars, Maidenhair ferns, and crystal clear water. The falls themselves are rocky and rugged, funnelling into a narrow channel before slowing down into wider and deeper waters. The rocky approach to the falls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If in the area this is a must see. The hike is fairly easy for the average person & goes in a big loop. It's easiest if you start at the side closest to the bathrooms which is closest to the falls.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a walk in the woods & the sound of the river. Beautiful fauna and flora. A great trip for the nature lover.

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