Waterfalls

Christie Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Christie Falls, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

Alice Falls

Alice Falls is a pretty but small waterfall that flows into the Neroutsos Inlet just past the town of Port Alice, you will drive by a very small pullout just past the mill but keep your eyes open, or you could miss it. There is only room for one car or truck to park here, but it’s usually empty. The falls are visible from where you park. Read More….

 

 

Ammonite Falls

Nanaimo has some incredible rivers, creeks, and waterfalls, all are fairly easy to reach, and they are for the most part well worth the hike. A short by very pleasant hike is the trail that takes you into Ammonite Falls on the Benson River. The hike is quite pleasing, and you could see deer, raccoons, possible elk, or black bears along with any number of birds. Read More….

 

 

Big Tree Creek Falls

The Big Tree Creek Waterfall is south of the Sayward Junction, drive until you reach the big tree creek bridge. If you park on the south side of this bridge and head down the lower side, you will see this awesome waterfall. it’s steep and quite brushy so take your time and keep your feet under you. Read More….

 

 

Bonnel Creek Falls

Bonnel Creek Falls is a series of waterfalls that drops between lakes and ponds, there are 5 falls in total. the best time and the most dangerous time to see these falls is during the winter months when the creek is running full. Although during the summer months, you will find a rope swing that is installed at the top pond that makes a great place to swim. Read More….

 

 

Brown River Falls

The Brown River has a series of falls that are called the Medicine Bowls. They are located off Forbidden Plateau Road, just outside the Comox Valley. These are awesome falls and easy to get too. These waterfalls on the Brown’s River were carved out by the force of the rushing currents. The Medicine Bowls Trail is a great hike for novice walkers offering spectacular views. Read More….

 

 

Cala Falls

Cala Falls are incredible during the rainy season, the roar of them is almost deafening. On the other hand, seeing these falls during the dry season allows you to hike up to the top, a fair hike so be prepared. Read More….

 

 

Cassel Falls

Cassel Falls, located just below Cassel lake is very impressive, and the lake is one of the best swimming lakes that I know of. Its waters during the summer months can reach a balmy 26 °C. After swimming in the lake, you can head back down the trail and take a wonderful and relaxing splash in the falls, there is nothing like the gentle massage of sitting under a waterfall, letting the warm waters cascade over your body. Read More….

 

 

Christie Falls

The Bush Creek and its wonderful waterfall, Christie Falls is located above the Bush Creek Hatchery in Ladysmith, you can reach the falls easily when they are doing maintenance work at the hatchery. The rest of the time you have to park outside the gate and hike for 2.5 km along an old logging road to reach the trail that takes you up to the falls. Read More….

 

 

Conuma Gorge Falls

The Conuma Gorge Falls is located on the road to Tahsis and is quite the set of falls, one after another wild drop. The Conuma gorge is one of those wild river gorges that can be run in a kayak, at certain times. This is a fast water course that drops quickly down to the road. Read More….

 

 

Elk Falls

Elk Falls Park has a wide variety of birds including great blue herons, killdeer, ravens, crows, chestnut-backed chickadees, and eagles being the most abundant resident bird species. In 2015, a new suspension bridge opened up to the public, the bridge is built over the falls and gives you some incredible views, this is world-class and a must-see for everyone. Read More….

 

 

Englishman River Falls

Englishman River Falls is located 13 km southwest of Parksville on central Vancouver Island. Take the Port Alberni road at Parksville and follow the directional signs that are posted about 9 km up the road. The river is situated in the Englishman River park just north of Nanaimo, this park features two incredible waterfalls in a deep canyon. Read More….

 

 

Eternal Fountain Falls

A trip to the north island has to include the beautiful Eternal Fountain. This fountain waterfall is something to see, it’s a waterfall that comes out of the rock, falls down about 5 meters, and disappears back into the mountain. Now if the beauty of these falls is not enough, then you should drop down to the base of the falls and go behind to discover another totally underground falls and a beautiful cave sculpted out of the rock by the water. Read More….

 

French Falls

French Falls is the jewel in the Nahmint Valley. This is such a wondrous place with lakes, rivers, and one of the most impressive waterfalls on Vancouver Island. Come and see for yourself, bring hiking boots and your camera. Read More….

 

 

 

Gold Stream Falls

First growth forests, incredible waterfalls, rushing rivers, flowers, birds, and spawning fish are but a few of the reasons to visit Goldstream Provincial Park. The two Goldstream Falls are incredible, the upper Goldstream Falls and the lower Niagara Falls. Goldstream’s numerous trails are another good reason to come to the park.  Read More….

 

 

Hole In The Wall

Hole In The Wall is a cute little falls that flow through a hole in a rock wall. It’s pretty cool. There are people who build rock cairns in the river bed just below where the water flows out the hole. Some of these are pretty amazing. Read More….

 

 

 

Karst Creek Falls

Strathcona Park has many wonderful waterfalls that can be reached easily on well-constructed trails. The karst creek waterfall trail happens to be one of these. The trail is a 1.3 hike that takes you through some very impressive old-growth forests, and you get some incredible views of buttle lake as you meander along this pretty trail. I have always enjoyed this trail, and it’s perfect for taking children on, there is much for them to see and do here. Read More….

 

 

Kiwi Falls

Kiwi Falls is something you should see at least once in your life. It is the highest waterfall on Vancouver Island, with Della falls coming up second. Some argue this though, saying that Kiwi Falls has numerous drops, but if you measure the main falls, it still comes in at 1640 feet. Della Falls comes in at 1440 feet. Read More….

 

 

Lady Falls

When you plan a visit to North Vancouver Island, be sure to visit Lady Falls along with the other falls in the area. This short trail is an enjoyable hike to an awesome waterfall, we love this spot. The hike is a bit of an uphill walk-in, but well worth the effort to get there. You can visit lupine falls, karst creek, Tsuxwin Falls or the lower and upper Myra falls as well. Read More….

 

Little Bear Bay Falls

The road into little Bear Bay Falls is good for 2-wheel drive and is very scenic, bring your camera and keep your eyes open, you might see elk, deer, or bears on your way in. You can camp right at the riverside campground for free. Read More….

 

 

Little Qualicum Falls

Little Qualicum Falls is on the Little Qualicum River just west of Parksville, the park has one waterfall after another as the river rushes from Cameron Lake and heads to the sea. The river runs through some incredible canyons surrounded by a beautiful west coast forest setting. Read More….

 

 

 

Lupin Falls

To Reach Lupin Falls, take the western mine road that follows buttle lake until you reach Lupin falls park. From here you can cross the road to the trailhead or go down the trail that takes you to buttle lake. The trailhead is right across the road. Read More….

 

 

 

Marble River Falls

The Marble River rapids and bear Falls are quite beautiful, it is one of the best steelhead rivers on Vancouver Island. This is a classic river that is perfect for the fly-fishing purist, the rivers cascade down the canyons with a roar, the water is crystal clear and the pools are deep and full of fish. Read More….

 

 

Mohun Creek Falls

Mohun Creek Falls is spectacular. It’s incredible any time of the year. I used to fish below the falls and hook into some nice size fish. Mohun Creek flows from Mohun and 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. Read More….

 

 

Montaque Creek Falls

Montague Creek Falls flows out of Rooney Lake before tumbling its way down to the Eve River. Along its way is a spectacular waterfall, a short hike up an old road gets you there. You access this from the lower Adams River road, walk upstream from the bridge where the creek runs under the road. Read More….

 

 

 

Myra Falls

Myra Falls is located in Strathcona Provincial Park on the south end of buttle lake on Vancouver Island. This rugged forest Park offers many recreational opportunities and some awesome hiking and backcountry camping. Trails range from 15-minute walks to more than 8-hour hikes. A short trail leads from the Boliden Westmin mine to the incredible lower Falls and a longer trail leads to the upper falls. Read More….

 

 

Naka Creek Falls

Naka Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall. It’s located just up Naka Creek by trail from the Naka beach campsite, this is an unattended site right on the ocean shore, just north of Adams River Estuary. The first time l was there my boy and l walked for a bit, up Naka creek. We were following a black waterline. I assume it was for the logging camp that used to be at Naka creek. Read More….

 

 

Nymph Falls

Nymph falls is a beautiful little park and a great place for hiking. You can watch the salmon spawning run in the fall, it’s awesome to watch them swim up the past the falls as they run up the fish ladder. The river and falls are located right in the middle of a wondrous rain forest that is full of old trees that are covered in velvety soft and green moss, an incredible place of beauty. Read More….

 

 

Oink Oink Falls

Oink Oink Falls is or was an awesome set of falls, located just up from the lakeshore. It’s my understanding that they have logged over the trail to the falls and are pretty busy logging right up to the lakeshore, I hope this is wrong, maybe someone could share some info on this. The Falls are pretty cool and about halfway up is a small pool that fits two with incredible views of Regan Lake. Read More….

 

 

Rosewall Creek Falls

Rosewall Creek Falls Park is located, south of Fanny Bay on central Vancouver Island. The park has a number of trails that are wheelchair ready that you can view the fall colors and watch the salmon as they spawn. To get to the falls, you follow the creek side path under the highway bridge, This trail section is not maintained and not wheelchair accessible. It’s a beautiful trail though, with lots of big trees and river rapids. Read More….

 

Sandcut Beach Falls

Sandcut Beach Falls can be found between French Beach Provincial Park and Jordan River, British Columbia. It is at the end of sandcut Creek, just as it flows over the falls and into the Pacific Ocean, You can follow the trail that has been built a few km north of the creek and walk down the beach. Or you can park on the north side of the creek on an old pullout and just walk a few hundred feet to the top of the falls. I have gone both ways and did enjoy the long hike more. Read More….

 

Sherwood Falls

Sherwood Falls can be reached off the Hole In The Wall falls trail in Port Alberni. There is a great little trail on the way into port that takes you down to the falls. As you are coming into town, you will see the Coombs Country Candy Store, right beside the store is a gravel parking lot where you can leave your car. Park here and go across the highway, but please be careful as cars come around both corners quite quick. Once on the other side, go up the hill about 50 meters, and you will see a trail heading down from the road. Read More….

 

 

Sitting Lady Falls

Head down the beach trail through beautiful forests, boardwalks,  bridges, and you will find waterfalls,  hidden lagoons, and incredible beaches. There are many trails that wind through this awesome park and along the way, you will see some wild wind twisted trees that are just stunning. Read More….

 

 

Skutz Falls

The Skutz Falls Trail will lead you to the falls. On the way, you will pass through breathtaking canyon scenery, filled with old giant trees. The trail is easy-going and well-built. This is a very popular trail and there could be thongs of people walking along it.  If you want to see the falls in all their glory, I suggest you hike the trail in the off-season, there are no people and the falls are roaring. Read More….

 

Stotan Falls

Stoton Falls is a wonderful place for swimming and hiking. You can swim in any of the potholes that can warm up so nicely or for the more adventurous swimmers, there are some great cliffs to jump from. Stoton Falls is generally a safe place to swim, however, be sure to check the water levels as the river can get dangerous when the water levels rise. Read More….

 

 

Three Sisters Falls

To reach the Three Sisters Falls, you take the head bay rd from just outside Gold River and travel almost to Tahsis, as you drive along the road, keep an eye out for the three sisters waterfalls sign on the side. The Three Sisters Falls cascade down the mountain in a spectacular fashion dropping a total of 1573 meters from the top of Malaspina Peak. This is an incredible sight to see. Read More….

 

Tlatlos Creek Falls

Tlatlos Creek runs into Eve River just above the Eve River dryland sort. It has a wild journey down from its source before finally flowing over the Tlatlos Creek Falls. If you park in the large pullout just before the bridge, you can walk down to find a rough trail on the left. This trail will take you to a great view spot. We plan on returning soon to improve this trail and extend it to the top side of the falls. Read More….

 

 

Tsuxwin Falls

If you follow highway 28 past Gold River, the road travels along Gold River to the ocean at Muchalat Inlet. About halfway along is a stunning view of the Gold River canyon and a large waterfall at the tsuxwin Viewpoint. The Tsuxwin Falls viewpoint features a picnic site strategically placed near the side of the river cascading down a 600-foot drop. This is a very impressive waterfall during the spring runoff. Read More….

 

Trent River Falls

The Trent River Falls are a wonder to see. I stop there as often as l can. It’s a short, easy to follow trail to the top of the falls. Here it gets a bit more adventurous if you want to get down to the river where the view of the falls is best. It’s a steep but short descent down, but there are ropes in place to help. These ropes are pretty handy during the muddy season. It is so worth the effort though, so take your time and get down, you will not regret it. Read More….

 

Upana Falls

Upana falls are located at upana caves. The Upana Cave system is located about 17 km west of Gold River, on Head Bay Forest Rd. These caves are just awesome to hike in, and you can find everything here in formations and cave life like crickets and spiders to photograph. The highlight of this site has to be the waterfalls. Read More….

 

Elk Falls Trail, Vancouver Island, BC
Elk Falls Trail, Vancouver Island, BC, Photo By Robert Logan

Vancouver Island has many wonderful Waterfalls, from the small unnamed falls on creeks and rivers all over the island right up to the tallest falls in Canada, which is Della Falls located in Strathcona Park. Vancouver Island is a land of falling water.

Vancouver Island is covered by a temperate Rain forest, and it receives an incredible amount of rainfall. This in turn feeds waterfalls up and down the Island. We have listed some of the best but there are so many unnamed and hidden falls on the Island that are not listed here or anywhere’s for that matter.

Hike along any river or creek or head up any mountain, and you will see what I mean. Vancouver Island has many trails that will take you to some awesome waterfalls but along these trails, you have the opportunity to view various ecosystems at work and the incredible diversity of its plants, trees, and wildlife.

 

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