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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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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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Beautiful stop on our way to Tofino

We stopped here on our drive to Tofino and it was worth it. The walk was short and not too difficult and the falls were spectacular. The water was so clear and inviting, we wished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kristen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our drive to Tofino and it was worth it. The walk was short and not too difficult and the falls were spectacular. The water was so clear and inviting, we wished we could get closer to put our feet in! Highly recommend stopping here if you're passing through. A great little opportunity to stretch your legs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just 20 minutes from Parksville & easy to access from Highway 7. There was an interesting circular trail from the car park looping around the Falls & crossing the river by two foot bridges. It's a beautiful place for an hours break, with narrow steep gorges & various falls. The trail is fenced off from the river due to safety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful walking trails. Pack a picnic or a snack and some water. Bathrooms on site. Take time to tune out stress and tune into nature. Revitalize.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way back to Nanaimo - it was a little confusing as to which way we could go but we just went for it in the end and visited both the upper and lower falls - both of which are spectacular and the paths were fairly easy to walk. There was a lovely picnic area -... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Little confusing on where to go but a nice easy "hike" with beautiful scenery. Allows dogs but must be leashed. Plenty of outhouses along the way and a cute pick-Nic area (covered and uncovered pick/Nic tables) near the lower level parking lot. There was Lots of parking on a Monday afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out signposted walks along the side of the waterfall, with lots of parking. The views of the fall were stunning and the pathways were well kept. We went on a day, where the heavens opened, but we still throughly enjoyed ourselves here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous sites, plenty of room, guy comes around selling firewood - so convenient. Nice falls and walking trails, bathroom has flush toilet which was clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy hike to some stunning falls. A member of our party does not do a lot of hiking and is not in great shape. She enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falls here are stunning and you can do the admittedly somewhat uphill walk even with kids. I'd say it's about 45 minutes up and back with plenty of pauses to ooh and ahh. Only the younger one whined on the way back! Well worth it. I took lots of pictures but it was too beautiful to capture on film... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large parking area with good picnic facilities. A fairly easy walk to the first falls but gets a bit rugged to the second. not the biggest set of falls you will ever see, but with the swift flowing water and the colourful scenic surroundings, they are well worth a visit.

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