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#14 of 52 provincial parks in British Columbia

Best trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

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

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Map of trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Park information
Acreage:
239 acres
Contact
(250) 474-1336
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Englishman River Falls Trail
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 26 m
Please note: users have reported portions of this loop is closed. Please check with the park prior to your visit.Show more
#2 - Walrus Lower, Brian's Worm and Pervert's Traverse
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
NOTE: As of February 2020, the bridge to access the lower falls is closed until further notice.Show more