It was the first time that we camped at this park, but we have visited the falls in 2008. We enjoyed it very much, the weather was warmer than at French Beach.
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park has lovely scenery, friendly camp staff, neat campsites, with firewood for sale, there is no sani-dump or showers. There were many birds, like woodpeckers, Robins, crows, etc. I even saw an owl. Nearby attractions include Englishman River Falls, Coombs, Goats on the roof, Cathedral Grove, Little Qualicum falls, etc.
“This picturesque destination, set amid a lush old-growth and second-growth forest of Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock and maple, is an ideal location from which to explore and appreciate the incredible diversity of south central Vancouver Island, including nearby Cathedral Grove, the Pacific Rim, and the sandy shores of Parksville and Qualicum.” – Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
“Established in 1940, the 240-acre park was named as the result of an old legend, wherein First Nations people found the skeleton of a white man along the river near the waterfall, thereby giving the falls its name. The area was declared parkland to protect the old growth Douglas Fir forest and the area around the Englishman River and the falls. ” – Vancouver Island beyond Victoria.
A lovely swimming hole, unfortunately we didn’t bring our bathing suits or a towel,
“Situated along the pristine Englishman River north of Nanaimo, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park features two stunning waterfalls cascading along the descending riverbed into a deep canyon.” – B.C.Parks
Cathedral Grove and more coming soon.
Englishman River Falls 2008 It was so nice to walk among the large green trees again.
“The Englishman River, features a spectacular canyon between two beautiful waterfalls cascading along the descending riverbed.” – Visitors info.
Englishman River Falls 2008
“Legend has it that First Nation people in the area during the last century found the skeleton of a white man along the river near the waterfall, hence the present name of the falls.” – Trek earth
The waterfalls have signs warning “No jumping from bridge !”