Elk Falls Provincial Park


We left Rathtrevor Provincial Park on a rainy 20 degrees Celsius day and camped a for few days at Elk Falls Provincial Park near Campbell River on Vancouver island, British Columbia, Canada. It was the first time that we stayed there, we had a large site, surrounded by trees, there are many birds, we found it quite, fire wood is for sale and the staff is friendly. It was sunny and hot in town, but nice and cool under the trees.
Most fire-pits in Provincial Parks aren’t suitable for B.B.Q. so bring your own grill. 

“A thundering waterfall and some of the finest year-round salmon fishing in Canada are just two of the reasons Elk Falls is one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island. Add to that the extensive network of forest trails, the nearby Quinsam salmon hatchery and, in the fall, the sight of spawning salmon in the Quinsam and Campbell Rivers, and it’s easy to see why this provincial park is considered one of the best campground accommodations in the “Salmon Capital of the World.””B.C.Parks

One of our hammocks, you can read more about them here. Bugs weren’t a problem yet, as it was still early in the season.

There is no cellphone reception or wi-fi, but they are available in town at Starbucks, Staples, Mc Donalds (in Wal-Mart), etc. Close-by attractions are, Elk Falls and suspension bridge, Tyee spitStrathcona Provincial Park, Discovery Fishing Pier, Ripple Rock, Quinsam Salmon Hatchery, Fanny Bay Oysters, etc.

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The good life.

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The life of Riley.

Happy dog .


Studying maps and brochures, the most useful for me was the British Columbia Provincial Parks Map and Brochures, which are available from visitor’s centers.

Fried eggs, pork chops and potatoes in jackets for dinner, made in one cast-iron casserole.

“The lower 3-quart pan of the combo cooker can be used as a dutch oven, fryer, or even a skillet, while the lid can be turned over and put onto a burner or over a campfire and used as a griddle or skillet.”-Bass Pro

We used this Lodge Logic Combo Cooker the most, we turn the lid upside down to keep the cooked food warm, while cooking in the bottom part.

Tokeloshe’s hat in the woods. You can read more about my hat here.

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Tokeloshe in the woods. You can read more about my hat here.

Magic hour.

Related

Visitors are attracted to Elk Falls Park BC for the beautiful scenery.

A visit to Elk Falls Provincial Park, Campbell River

Next Campbell River and more coming soon.
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Rathtrevor Provincial Park

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Kwakiutl Bear Pole,
Campbell River, May 2008

8 comments

    • Ja, ons is baie gelukkig, ons bly al oor die 15 jaar in Kanada en het nog nooit spyt gekry oor ons besluit nie.
      Dankie vir die kueir, mooi week 😉

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  1. When you are lying in your hammock you must feel as if you are in a different world. So soul refreshing. Thank you for taking the time & letting us share. As usual I am hungry now. 😜

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    • It reminds me of a recent quote I read “Camping, go out and do nothing.”
      I am so glad you find it interesting, which keeps me motivated 😉
      Posting the food photos also makes “lus” again.

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    • I’m so glad 😉
      Another advantage of lying in a hammock is that you notice more, we saw woodpeckers, heard owls and even saw a hummingbird.

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