Englishman River Falls-2019


After we left Rathtrevor Beach during our 2019 Vacation, we camped for two nights at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We have camped here before you can see the post here. We also visited the falls in 2008.

You can see one of our hammocks on the left. Our site number was 48. The day-time temperature was 23 degrees Celsius plus humidity.

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park has lovely scenery, friendly camp staff, neat campsites, with firewood for sale, there is no sani-dump or showers. The camp is children and dog friendly.

“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.”

“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

“Englishman River Falls Provincial Park provides a scenic hike through Errington, with a unique, cascading waterfall and beautiful swimming hole at the lower falls.

This is an easy 3 km or so hike that you can meander along and enjoy the lush greenery and the two waterfalls. The lower waterfalls is best viewed in the spring or winter. When summer comes the river gets lower and in turn that waterfall gets hard to see. Although, when the water levels are low you can walk down to the lower waterfall (the second bridge) and there is a crystal clear pool perfect for swim. The main staple of Englishman River Falls is the main, upper waterfall. It cascades into a deep canyon that looks like a black hole.’ – The Outbound. 

These photos speak for themselves.

Erik ran down this log, but he was so fast, he just came out a blur ;-(

“The Englishman River, features a spectacular canyon between two beautiful waterfalls cascading along the descending riverbed.”- Vancouver Island

“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.

The waterfalls have signs warning “No jumping from bridge !”

There were brave people and dogs swimming in the cold water.

Beautiful clear pools.

The pools were a bit too cool for us and Erik found the deep pools too daunting.

One night we heard a hooting owl.

Chicken, baked potatoes, chopped mushrooms, bell peppers, etc. roasted on a 14″x 16″ Camp Chef Flat top griddle.
The Griddle is on a Single Burner Cast Iron propane Stove, but we also use it over the fire.

Chili made on the 14″x 16″ Camp Chef Flat top griddle.

NEXT: Cathedral Grove-2019

More coming soon.

While we camped at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park we visited Cathedral Grove- and the Nanaimo Marina. Unfortunately my camera settings of Nanaimo Marina were wrong so I can’t post them ;-(

A visit to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Vancouver Island’s Englishman River Falls

Englishman River Falls Hike, Vancouver Island

Englishman River Falls

This 3 KM Trail Leads You To Waterfalls That End In A Crystal Blue Swimming Hole In BC

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park 2015
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Englishman River Falls Provincial Park 2015
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Englishman River Falls Provincial Park 2015
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 2008

 2008.

6 comments

    • Ek is bly jy het dit geniet, groter bome kom nog.
      Ons het jare gelede Daleen Matthee se boeke gelees en die flieks daarvan gesien.
      Hee-hee, ons kyk ‘n ruk gelede die fliek Kringe in die bos, op YouTube, maar ons Afrikaans het so verswak, ons het gesukkel om Shaleen Surtie-Richards te verstaan 😉

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