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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

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Address: Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada

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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Dramatic, even on a rainy day

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, Wisconsin
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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The falls are really quite a gem and the park area is great for walking trails and great picture opportunities. There are lots of places to veer off the trail and go for a swim and of course the main areas where families, couples and people of all ages will lay on the rocks and cool off on summer days.... More 

Thank Kevin W
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must st see site near Coombs which we do every time we come to the area. To make a circuit from the parking lot to the bridge at the upper Falls around to the lower bridge takes about 45 min. We went on a day after a lot of rain so the path was mucky but still... More 

Thank Lesterbeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to these falls several times and it just never gets old. So pristine, so natural and unbelievably beautiful. The springtime is the best because the power of the water flowing is breathtaking. It comes off the mountains and finds its way into the falls, crashing against the rocks with force and power. In the summer, a great... More 

Thank Christina F
Parksville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

very nice camppground it is provinical campground so all you have is water no hookups you aare camped among big ceder trees so very beautiful and cool in summer months .you must make reservations as our island is very busy foe 5 months a year june to oct..come visit our great beaches in parksville lots of sanddollars to pick as... More 

Thank Wayne C
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This park and the falls area is beautiful-lots of old growth, well maintained trails and a quick drive off highway 19. We walked all the way to the Upper Bridge (here is a Lower and a Middle) all crossing he Little Qualicum River. We wished the trail would have been better marked in the Upper Bridge area. The trail comes... More 

Thank Frances M
Victoria, BC Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just a hop skip away from the highway, this Provincial Park is worth the stop whether you stay for a night in the campground or take a day hike to the 'little' falls. The campground staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the campsites and amenities were standard Provincial Park quality - clean and spacious with picnic tables and fire pits... More 

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Nanoose Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoy Fall in this beautiful park. I would highly recommend this as a zen experience absorbing the rushing waters and Fall colours. Great spot to bring visitors as an afternoon distraction....

Thank Megan C
Coombs, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Its a great place to go for a nice hike. Best to go in the spring if possible when the snow is starting to melt and the flows are very impressive.

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