Conuma Gorge Falls, Vancouver Island
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 coarse that drops quickly down to the road. to best see it, turn right just past the Conuma River bridge and drive up maybe a km, you can view this creek in all its glory, but be careful, if you slip into this gorge, you could disappear forever.
The road to Tahsis is full of wild water and incredible waterfalls. Its one of those drives that just amazes one. Its best to go in the spring during the time when these rivers and creeks are at their fullest. Bring your camera to capture these incredible views and you never know what else you might see, there are bears, cougars, deer, elk and many types of birds and wildflowers here to put on film.
Most of the creeks and rivers in this area are swarming with fish, rainbows, cutthroats, dollies and the odd brown trout so bring your fishing pole too. Below the road, the river quickly calms down and has some great fishing areas available. There are some awesome rustic campsites along this section where you can fish, hike and photograph wildlife all at the same time.
The Conuma Fish Hatchery is located just up from the estuary and is a great place to learn about the various fish species that spawn here in the river. The estuary is big and full of wildlife, bring your camera and take a hike here, you won’t forget it.