After we left French Beach we dry-camped for about three days at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park on our recent Vacation.
We found the campsite, clean, quite and beautiful.

View from our window
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The dogs especially loved the cool swimming holes.
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“Impressive waterfalls cascade down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forested setting bordered by steep mountain peaks at this park, one of the most beautiful parks on central Vancouver Island. The falls, lake swimming, shaded riverside trails and picnic facilities make Little Qualicum Falls a very popular family recreation destination. A number of walking trails are available in and around the park, offering picturesque views of the river and providing access to the upper and lower falls. ” – Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park


We visited Qualicum Beach which is on the East Coast of Vancouver island.
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The central Vancouver Island tourism region of Qualicum Beach & Parksville BC is Canada’s best family friendly beach destination according to Better Homes and Gardens.” – Qualicum


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The beach is great for beach-combing as there are many Sand Dollars
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Geese in the sea.
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We visited Coombs Market, please click on photo for more photos.

We also visited

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

Fanny Bay


Port Alberni,


Little Qualicum Falls

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    • We bought it about a week before we left on vacation, we had to pack it quickly as they don’t come with Melamine crockery like they did when we were kids.

      It really is worth it, the kennel fees would have been more than our daily camp-rates and as much as it would have been to stay in cottages. The dogs also loved it.

      There are many and they are reasonably priced, especially if you are willing to dry camp.


    • I have only recently found out about terms like dry camping, partial and full hook-ups.

      Dry camping is camping in a campground or any area without water, electricity and sewage hookups.

      There are long drops, water taps, garbage cans, etc, in most of the provincial parks. We have also dry camped where there are ablution blocks, etc.

      Our caravan has a shower, toilet, water, etc. The advantage is that we can camp where there are less people and in a more natural surrounding.

      There are sani-stations where one can fill and dump water.


    • These caravans today are a marvel, they have Microwave ovens, TV, radio with CD player, furnace, aircon, oven, larger fridge and the plumbing is great.


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