Situated along the pristine Englishman River north of Nanaimo, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park features two stunning waterfalls cascading along the descending riverbed into a deep canyon. This picturesque destination, set amid a lush old-growth and second-growth forest of Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock and maple, is an ideal location from which to explore and appreciate the incredible diversity of south central Vancouver Island, including nearby Cathedral Grove, the Pacific Rim, and the sandy shores of Parksville and Qualicum. The park has a large day-use area and campground and contains several hiking trails that meander through the forest and along the river. Visitors can expect spectacular views along the way, particularly from two bridges that cross the river where it plunges down the narrow rock canyon toward quieter waters below. The lower falls end in a deep crystal-clear pool
Beautiful, easy stroll. Would love to come back here with my kids; they would love it. Lovely waterfalls and greenery. Very quiet - only passed about 4 people the entire time. We are used to long hikes with extreme elevation in the Rocky Mountains, so on an exertion level I rate this as very easy. We ended up doing the loops two times through to get enough exercise.