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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 winter hike

It was not the best season for this hike, however there is magic in snow and ice. Stunning views of the falls

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was not the best season for this hike, however there is magic in snow and ice. Stunning views of the falls

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is no little waterfall. This is a definite must-see for anyone travelling along this route. Great little hike along the upper and lower part of the falls. Clean, crisp and easy to use trail. Bathroom facilities were decent. Would recommend keeping toilet paper of Kleenex in the car for any of these little hikes as the washrooms rarely had... More 

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Thank Pamela N
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Vancouver Island, while heading from the populated eastern side to the west coast, for destination like Port Alberni, Ucluelett & Tofino you travel Hwy 4. Keep your eyes open ! This stop is often missed because people are in a hurry to get to the final destination. Make sure you take the time to stop and enjoy. The park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so good we actually went back a second time and even though it was raining a bit it was just as enjoyable as the first time. When we go back we will return there for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a looping trail that follows a river through a wet and lush forest. We went in winter so the water was very low but it allowed us to see everything that the water runs through and wears into the mountain each year. We were also to see the water line and how high the water reaches in summer. The... More 

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Thank Ana V
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited friends camping at Rathtrevor this visit, but have been to the park many times. The park is a great oceanside camping option, close to Parksville. The park is rural in nature even so close to Parksville. There is wildlife, especially birds, to watch.

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Thank TomHlavac
Parksville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rugged but easy walk for the able involving stairs and inclines with uneven surfaces (rock pathways), this is a beautiful and typical BC park. Two foot bridges at either end of the walk connect a loop trail. Spectacular views of the falls can be had all along the trail on both sides. And, many local trees, mosses, and fungi can... More 

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Thank Miriam S
Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well developed paths, covered eating area, multiple washroom facilities and beautiful natural scenery make this a wonderful afternoon walk. It is child friendly and dog friendly. Proximity to some beautiful river and falls scenery make this a must see!

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Good walking paths with fences allow you to walk close to both the upper and lower falls and the rapids in between. Free parking and admission. Well worth the short drive from Parksville area.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went to the falls and hiked around, it is a nice park area with great views. B.C. does a good job building and maintaining their parks.

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