Elk Falls Provincial Park, Campbell River

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#1 of 9 in Parks in Campbell River
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Hike through the Canadian wilderness to Elk Falls Provincial Park to observe the falls and catch views of the canyon. Originally established to protect the falls and canyon, the park today offers many hiking trails and campgrounds for outdoor lovers and tourists. You can traverse the canyon via a suspension bridge and observe the falls from above. The park encompasses 1,807 hectares (4,465 acres) of land which provides a large area for hiking; trails range from easy to difficult. Be sure to take plenty of water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. To visit Elk Falls Provincial Park on your holiday in Campbell River, and find out what else Campbell River has to offer, use our Campbell River road trip site .
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  • Elk Falls spectacular yesterday with Hydro releasing significant more water. Recommend seeing it now, with this additional water release. Walk is about 1 km to the Falls.  more »
  • Great walk up to the falls, not hard, great for everybody. The suspension bridge is awesome, thank rotary for keeping it free.  more »
  • This is an amazing park with many hiking and walking trails. You can walk along the river and watch the salmon jump, see bears and cougars and meandering streams.  more »
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  • Good trail! Amazing lookouts and great views. We (group of 3 friends) visited the falls on a sunny winter evening (around 4.45pm). Lot of parking spots and publuc washrooms available in the parking lot. It was Not a great time to be here as it got dark around 5.15pm. Just us with another group of 3 in the area. It was quite and could hear the falls from a distance. Wear good shoes as the trail could get slippery. The hanging/suspension bridge offers a good view of falls/mountains around. We loved it! It was worth it.
  • Wonderful park but there appears to be construction going on. Ideally this will result in path improvements for mobility challenged visitors. Ample parking, and a short easy hike brings you to amazing views at the new suspension bridge and viewing platform.
  • Construction is still in progress - so some of the manmade blemishes on this lovely walk will eventually be gone. But... significant improvements to the parking lot, trails & viewing facilities at the falls have been made. Parking lot, bathrooms & trails are all wheelchair friendly - though I suspect future contstruction will make it considerably more so. Sadly, the falls viewing area is not available to wheelchairs or anyone who has difficulty with steps. There are a multitude of steps and all are metal grated. Which is rather cool, especially when you are on the suspension bridge. The views are spectacular- well worth the effort. All dog's are on leash. Please be prepared to pick up any mess your dog(s) make on this busy trail. There is poop bags available at the trail entrance from the parking lot. Found our dog's were very nervous about walking on the opened metal grating. They definitely don't like the ability to see the gorge beneath them. Must warn those who have breathing or walking difficulties - this walk is downhill from the parking lot - consequently it's a long - somewhat steep climb back to your vehicle.
  • The park offers a great outdoor experience. It has well-designed trails easy to walk on. We can choose to have a stroll in the park or a long hike for a good exercise. There is this magical fall flowing with powerful gravity through rocks. Elk Falls Park is a great place for connecting with the nature and active meditation.
  • Really well set up and laid out park. Safe access for everyone and such a beautiful waterfall with a few lookouts.

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If you choose to stay in Campbell River itself, you'll likely find yourself in a friendly inn or guesthouse overlooking the estuary, where the river meets Discovery Passage. You can get a clearer view of the strait by staying on the coast, on the eastern side of town, where motels look across the water to Yaculta on the other side. Head farther south along Island Highway for even quieter coastal accommodations only a few minutes' drive from the local airport.
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