Hike through Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
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Englishman River Falls Provincial Park provides a scenic hike through Errington, with a unique, cascading waterfall and beautiful swimming hole at the lower falls.
This is an easy 3 km or so hike that you can meander along and enjoy the lush greenery and the two waterfalls. The lower waterfalls is best viewed in the spring or winter. When summer comes the river gets lower and in turn that waterfall gets hard to see. Although, when the water levels are low you can walk down to the lower waterfall (the second bridge) and there is a crystal clear pool perfect for swim. The main staple of Englishman River Falls is the main, upper waterfall. It cascades into a deep canyon that looks like a black hole.
If you want to make a day trip of it, you can also go to Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. It is only about 25 minutes away from Englishman, and well worth the short drive and hike.
Directions: Englishman River Falls Provincial Park is located 13 km southwest of Parksville on central Vancouver Island. Take Errington Road off Highway 4, toward Port Alberni. Directional signs are posted on main highways. Nearby communities include: Parksville, Qualicum, Coombs, Errington, Nanaimo. (Taken from BC Parks website.)
Google map directions from Nanaimo, BC can be found here.
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Great Little Hike
Nice and easy but beautiful hike to see some waterfalls. We went in January so there was snow and ice, the falls were running but there were huge icicles everywhere. Stunning!
i love this waterfall
this cool waterfall looks as if its descending into an abyss and you can go right up close to it but be super careful
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