Hike through Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Canada Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Added by Kaila Walton

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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Hiking, Photography

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Year Round

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1.9 Miles



Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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about 2 months ago

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

about 2 months ago

Added by Kaila Walton

I grew up on Denman Island BC, Canada and now I am currently based in Prince George. I love hiking, photography and road trips. I'm also a huge waterfall junkie.

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