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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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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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“short hike” (13 reviews)
“easy hike” (16 reviews)
“the loop” (10 reviews)
Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a pleasant 2 hour walk in the snow and ice and nice views of falls and trees covered with falling snow. It was a challenging walk to the upper and lower falls and recommend waterproof hiking boots for this walk.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you may infer from the title, we visited the falls in the winter and were rewarded for this with a peaceful walk mostly by ourselves. We would highly recommend visiting both the upper and lower falls as they are very different from each other.

Thank zylig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess we've seen too many sets of short falls / gorges over the years in many Canadian locations, especially the Rockies. This one was very nice, but unfortunately water flow was very low because of an extremely dry summer. We're not sure if it...More

Thank KevinMiller1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice short hike - trails a bit challenging in the winter ice and snow but quite a lovely place to visit. Highly recommended.

Thank jmm19572014
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great scenic walk and great views. Can be accessed from Provincial Park or from opposite side which involves a longer drive north from Qualicam and left on Baylis Road to Corcan Road and eventually on Meadowbrook (watch for signs to Meadowbrook Store) which means you...More

Thank traveller1368
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Despite a little bit of rain we decided to check out the park. The paths were well maintained and the views of the falls were spectacular. Would highly recommend.

Thank Audra M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Just a few minutes off Highway 4 and well worth a visit. Lots of places to sit down and take in the forest views and sounds of the ranging river below.

Thank DevonDon
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Upon reading other reviews we thought this was a quick out of the car to the falls and back. There is so much more than that if you truly want to see the falls. You can leave your car and walk to the base of...More

1  Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you’re visiting the mid-island, the gorgeous falls and provincial park are right in the middle of everything, just a few minutes out of Parksville/Qualicum Beach, and right off the highway to Coombs, Cathedral Grove and Tofino. It’s on our circuit of “must see” attractions...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Trails are well marked with places to sit and view the falls, have a picnic at the tables provided with shelter. Great for all ages!

Thank 76ievans
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Matt M
15 August 2017|
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Response from Marius P | Reviewed this property |
Campground around Qualicum Falls P. Park...23-7:30 am
9 July 2017|
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Response from Stuart71 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't notice many, but we were there in the middle of a very warm day.
11 September 2016|
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Response from NZHells | Reviewed this property |
Intermittent at best