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Go Chase Waterfalls At Vancouver Island’s Magical Englishman River Falls

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Photo: Herb Neufeld / Flickr

British Columbia never ceases to amaze both locals and tourists with its beauty. Englishman River Falls on Vancouver Island is a hidden gem you must visit at least once.

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park has it all—from lush old-growth forests and wildlife to not one, but two cascading waterfalls.

Just north of Nanaimo, this magical spot will make you fall in love with BC, over and over again.

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Photo: Marcin Chady / Flickr
englishman river falls
Photo: Herb Neufeld / Flickr



Soak up the beautiful sights by wandering the forest or walking across one of the bridges that cross over the river. Discover a crystal clear swimming hole at the end of the lower falls, a popular spot to take a dip in the Summer months.

For more local getaways, check out the stunning Marble Canyon or this adorable cabin at Watersprite Lake near Squamish.

Englishman River Falls

Be inspired and reconnect with nature by traveling to this sanctuary. It’s only a 2-hour ferry ride from Vancouver, and just a 13-km drive from Parksville.


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