• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Swimming

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Summer, Autumn

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Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

Stotan Falls is home to several big and small waterfalls to explore -- and great swimming holes in the summer months. 

This area is a beautiful spot along the Puntledge River in the Comox Valley. It is great for photo opportunities, sun bathing and swimming. 

There are a couple of ways to check out the many waterfalls in this small section of river. The first is a trail to the right of the bridge (you can park on either side of the one-way bridge). Take the trail all the way down until it ends and you'll get a nice view of one of the two larger waterfalls at Stotan Falls. The second way is take the short trail on the left side of the bridge and walk down in the river. 

The rocks are flat and the river in most parts is usually only a couple inches deep. Make sure you take note of the water levels and signs along the river that notify you when the water levels are higher than normal. They are red and are posted when the dam at the lake is getting released. 

If you're in the area and don't want to go alone, find me on Instagram and send me a DM. I will gladly you give you a tour!

Google map directions to parking lot from Courtenay Superstore can be found here.

Coordinates of parking area: 49.680816, -125.056681

Pack List

  • GoPro, camera, tripod and filters depending on the time of day that you go. 
  • Swimming gear (towel, and bathing suit)
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks and water
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Excellent swimming hole. Excellent relaxing spot. Excellent place for all kinds of waterfall shots.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Kaila Walton Explorer

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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