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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

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Address: Tofino Highway 4, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum...

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum River, west of Parksville, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting.

Perhaps the most magnificent park on Vancouver Island, Little Qualicum Falls incorporates the entire southern shore of Cameron Lake, adjacent to MacMillan Provincial Park and the awesome Cathedral Grove Rainforest. Cameron Lake is bordered by steep mountains: Mt. Wesley to the north and Mt. Arrowsmith to the south.

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Well worth the stop!

On our way back from the west coast, we decided to pull in and explore this park. As we were pressed for time, we only hiked part of the trail along the river. What a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

On our way back from the west coast, we decided to pull in and explore this park. As we were pressed for time, we only hiked part of the trail along the river. What a great surprise to hear the roar of the water and then discover the sets of waterfalls. As mentioned the paths are well kept but can... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The falls were good but keep the little part of the name in mind. Hike was rather steep and onerous, but well maintained. River was out of a picture and great to observe. Area was good for families and moving past groups.

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Bo'ness Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Peaceful walk in a lovely location. Good parking and facilities. Great waterfalls and nice leisurely way to spend an hour or two

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

When I heard falls at the park I wasn't expecting a big water fall but something a bit smaller. It was worth he hike to check it out, a great place for geocaching too!

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Although the weather was not the best, this was still a great hike with beautiful waterfalls all along the way. It is not handicapped accessible unfortunately as the hike is a very pleasant, scenic one. There are some steep inclines/declines with steps built in in many spots.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The hike to the upper and lower falls is worth your time. Path is well maintained and easy to walk on. The upper falls were our favourite and you can walk a loop to see both the upper and lower falls. There are stairs and some inclines but you would not need hiking shoes for this hike.

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Both falls are just captivating! Many viewing points are available all around both falls, with good trails. Even the bridge over the upper falls is picture worthy. The lower falls trail isn't long, but drops way down to the river and may be hard on the knees for some. If you need a more gradual trail, start at the upper... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Saw the signs for this place on our way to Tofino. Stopped to check out the falls. It is free and there is lots of parking and bathroom facilities. Not that long of a hike to find great views of waterfalls. Would not recommend it for pushing strollers or wheel chairs. There is also bike trails in some areas of... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the lower falls as we were short of time. There is a short path down to the falls which are very pretty, but in my opinion it's not a must do. There are so many beautiful things to see and do that a lovely little spot like this finds it hard to compete. Nice stop nevertheless

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just off Alberni Highway is a surprising treasure near Nanaimo: a gorgeous waterfall. There is ample, paved parking, covered picnic area (because it could literally rain at any given moment on the island), sufficient washrooms, easily-discerned trail markers, and well-maintained trails. For the most part, the young and old alike could easily navigate the paths. I'm a distance runner, but... More 

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