Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Errington
(4.7/5 based on 400 reviews on the web)
Visit Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, home to two waterfalls which cascade along the descending riverbed into a deep canyon. A lush old-growth forest of Douglas fir, maple, cedar, and hemlock trees characterize the park, which offers camping and picnic areas. Short hiking trails meander through the forest and along the river, allowing access to both the upper and lower falls; the lower falls end in a deep, crystal-clear pool. Experience the view from two bridges where the river plunges into the narrow rock canyon below. Put Englishman River Falls Provincial Park into our Errington vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Wow!! These falls are spectacular to see!! Regularly it is a short walk from the parking lot but with the snowfall it was a 10 min walk from the locked gate. Warm clothing was needed for this activity...  more »
  • This place is beautiful. It actually has two cataracts, with the upper one being the wildest. The water plunges into a deep, narrow slot in the rock before heading downstream. Standing on the bridge y...  more »
  • It probably won't be the longest hike you take but it is a "don't miss" when in the area. Beautiful falls await you as you do this circuitous walk. The duration can be quite short if you're an avid hi...  more »
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  • Beautiful park with great waterfalls! I highly recommend a visit to this place. The walk is scenic and not too short, not too long. Parking lot has lots of room and the trip from Nanaimo and Parksville is quick and easy.
  • cool 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 – an ideal swimming hole in the summer when river levels are low and a great place to view spawning salmon in the fall.
  • This was such a beautiful walk! Not to long but still very emersive. Stunning views!
  • I loved the trail down to the river. A nice easy walk, with a beautiful little swimming hole at the end. If you mountain bike, there are trails right next to the campsite.
  • Easy walk. Around 15 minutes. Nice views of the lower and upper falls. Worth a stop! Tip: bring your swimsuit and BBQ ;)