Rosewall Creek Falls

Rosewall Creek Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Rosewall Creek Falls, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

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.

Rosewall Creek Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Rosewall Creek Falls, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Georgina Logan

This trail is about 6 km return trip and can be a bit rough in spots. Once you hit the area of the falls, it gets downright dangerous even to reach the first falls. But don’t give up yet, if you follow the rough trail, climb up the huge blocks of rock, cross the river on the log and climb up the other side, you get to see the main falls. Cool hey.

Rosewall Creek Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Rosewall Creek Falls, Vancouver Island, BC

The creek and protected wetlands are important wintering grounds for a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds. The mudflats in mud bay are critical to providing a source of food. At one end a sort of saltwater lagoon forms where ducks and geese feed. Where the Rosewall Creek empties into the sound, there is an extensive delta filled with eelgrass and other plants.

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