Fishing is improving in the Eve River and one of the best places to fish is at the junction pool, where the Adam river joins. Its such a beautiful spot located where the two rivers join, the fish can get pretty big here. The spot is so nice that l never really care if I get a bite, it’s nice to just be here. The steelhead society’s habitat restoration corporation has done some incredible work in both these rivers as well in the kunnum, montague and tlatlos creeks. Read More….
The small community of French Creek, on Highway 19A, can be found just north of Parksville. French Creek is a well-protected harbor and is the base to a large commercial fishing fleet along with many tourist-orientated charter operations that take guests on a variety of wildlife adventures. The marina is well used by the yachting and boating communities from the local areas and from many other locations around the world. Read More….
The Gold River flows through the town of Gold River and empties into Muchalat Inlet, 14 km below town. If you don’t mind cold, really cold water, you can take a dip in the clean, clear waters of the glacier river. You can also take a trip down the rapids in a tube. A popular swimming spot in town is the Heber River Canyon or the more adventurous can leap from the cliffs at Peppercorn Park. Read More….
The Goodspeed River is located in Holberg. The wildlife here is awesome and you can expect to see black bears, roosevelt elk, blacktail deer, wolves, cougars and any number of the smaller guys like raccoons, pine martins, squirrels or mink. The birds here come in huge numbers and variety and if you look out to see, you can see otters, seals and just maybe a whale or two. Read More….
Harris Creek joins the San Juan River, south of the bridge, close to the town of Port Renfrew on southern Vancouver Island. The creek is quite long and has varying types of flow, everything from raging canyon drops, to calm lowland flows at the San Juan Joining. The upper Harris Creek is a wild raging stream that has many drops, rapids and falls while the lower stream is much calmer. On its shore, you will see the Harris Creek Spruce, the biggest spruce in the world. Read More….
After flowing through Strathcona Provincial Park, the Heber River joins the gold river at the town of Gold River on central Vancouver Island. Access to this pretty river is directly off Highway 28, which runs from Campbell River to Gold River. There is a good chance of seeing black bears, roosevelt elk, blacktail deer, cougars and many other small animals like the raccoons, martins and squirrels and birds are just incredible to see, so when you visit this area, bring your camera. Read More….
The Jordon River flows into the Pacific at the town of Jordan River, the river has some good fishing and some awesome scenery, but the best part of the area is the surfing at the sea. Jordon River one of those surf areas you like to be at on windy days. The beach itself has sandy patches but is mostly big, round, worn boulders. The River is located in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, along the west coast road about 60 km up from Victoria. Read More….
The Koksilah River Provincial Park is 7 km west of Shawnigan Lake on southern Vancouver Island. The Koksilah Trestle is located here. This park is undeveloped. It is located in the Vancouver Island Forest Reserve and offers good hiking, fishing, swimming and a nice place for picnicking all in the scenic surroundings of the koksilah river and canyon. The river has a 6 km whitewater kayak run above burnt bridge, one of the best whitewater runs on southern Vancouver Island. Read More….
There are several great hiking trails that run alongside the leiner river, one is called the bouldering trail and it runs through, under and over some enormous boulders and gives you some great views of the river as it tumbles down from the mountains. Then there is the Leiner river boardwalk trail that runs from the trailhead just outside of town right down to the salt flats. Read More….
Little Qualicum River
A favorite destination on Vancouver Island is the Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, which straddles the Little Qualicum River and incorporates Cameron lake. There are plenty of trails, picnic areas, and 93 maintained campsites. Waterfalls tumble down rocky canyons in a rain forest setting framed by giant first growth trees at this park, one of the prettiest parks on Vancouver Island. Read More….
The Mahatta River flows westwards from O’Connell lake into Quatsino Sound on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. Access to the Mahatta River is over rough logging roads from the northern town of Port Alice. Camping facilities are available at recreation sites on the river and at O’Connell lake, there is a boat launch at the Mahatta River Logging Camp. Read More….
Hike down the Marble River trail to watch the salmon spawning in the fall, there is an awesome salmon spawning viewing area near the trailhead and also at bear falls. There is a fish ladder located at bear falls. Black bears use the park, especially during the salmon spawning season, so please be bear aware. There is also the chance you might see other animals along this river corridor. Read More….
Menzies creek along with its estuary is located in Menzies bay. This is a very beautiful creek and one that l have always enjoyed hiking along. The creek is such a beautiful, slow running and shaded place with such big trees along its banks, almost prehistoric. It always gives me such a good feeling to just sit and watch the birds and little creatures that abound here as they move about under and in the giant trees. The creek empties into Menzies Bay. Read More….
Miller Creek is a great place to go fishing, have a picnic or spend a few days enjoying the great outdoors. The creek starts its journey in Upper Quinsam Lake, goes through Wokas Lake, Gooseneck Lake, Snakehead Lake before finally entering into the miller creek lagoon on Lower Campbell Lake. The wildlife is plentiful and you could see black bears, elk, deer, beavers, otters and a variety of birds. Read More….
The Millstone River flows from Brannen Lake, through Bowen Park and the City of Nanaimo before entering the sea. There is a birding conservation area called the Buttertubs marsh, This marsh is a man-made estuary on the Millstone River. There are some wonderful walking trails, leading to viewing platforms, sitting benches, picnic tables and at over 2.4 km of trails, it’s a great place to get some exercise while enjoying nature. Read More….
Mohun creek flows from Mohun Lake through Morton lake on its way to menzies bay. There is a great campground at Morton Lake. Mohun lake was named after Charles Mohun, who came to B.C. in 1863, Mr. Mohun worked as a land surveyor throughout B.C. and finished his career in Victoria working in the planning department. He passed away in 1927. Mohun lake was named for him in 1945. Read More….
The Nahmint River is a fast flowing piece of water that runs through Nahmint Lake, tumbling down a number of waterfalls and rapids until it reaches the Port Alberni Inlet. The river drains into Alberni Inlet. This is a beautiful river with very nice forests and mountains along it, the bird and wildlife in the area is incredible and the lake is great for camping. Bring your camera and have a nice time. Read More….
There are excellent cutthroat and sea-run dolly fishing in the Nahwitti River, and during the late winter, early spring months, there is a run of steelhead. The lower portion of the watershed is hard to reach, you can get there by boat or just fight your way through the brush. There is a trail that runs from Shushartie Bay that crosses the river by cable car, there is some access here. Read More….
The Nanaimo river runs through the Nanaimo lakes chain and crosses highway 1 approximately 14km south of the Nanaimo city. There are many trails around the river that will take you on adventures, the Nanaimo Fish Hatchery is an incredible place to visit and there are miles of trails here, you could hike around all day and not even come close to seeing them all. Read More….
The Nesook River flows into Nesook Bay, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is a relatively short but full river. The fishing is great here and it has the potential to be a great canoeing river. If you’re driving to this river, you will want to take the Tahsis road from the town of Gold River and follow the signs. Turn onto the Galiano Road to get to Nesook Bay. Read More….
Vancouver Islands Nimpkish River Valley is a beautiful, incredibly rugged and remote watershed. From its headwaters in the mountains near Gold River, it winds its way towards the northeast island, past Woss Lake, growing as numerous streams and creeks join it until it flows into nimpkish lake. From there, a short stretch of wild river leads to the ocean, where the river empties into the sea between Telegraph Cove and Port McNeil. Read More….
Located in a west coast rain forest of douglas fir and western hemlock, the beautiful Nitinat River Provincial Park offers excellent adventures in wilderness hiking and camping, as well as some of the best fishing on the west side of the Island. The river eventually flows into Nitinat Lake, at the Ditidaht reserve, you can drive through the community and find a great rec site on the lake. There are plenty of spots to set up wilderness camps along the length of the river. Read More….