Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Nanaimo

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 380+ 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 Nanaimo vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We didn't know what to expect when driving down the winding narrow road for what seemed like ages but the falls were worth it. There are lower and upper falls. Both beautiful. 
  • Put on some runners or hikers and walk from the parking lot through the beautiful forest to the bridge that overlooks the a large pool where you can swim then the shallow river moves onward to the fal...  read more »
  • It is at its best when you can camp in this provincial park and then in the early morning visited the waterfalls.
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  • 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.
  • 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 ;)
  • Upper falls was great and one of the best in BC. Great short hike around the falls.
  • Wonderful little hike to a beautiful deep part of the river. Falls were beautiful. Bring your swimsuit.
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