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7 Must-See Waterfalls on Vancouver Island

Go chase some amazing waterfalls on Vancouver Island BC, Canada.

By: Kaila Walton + Save to a List

There are so many amazing waterfalls on Vancouver Island that a list like this would be way too long. It isn't easy to narrow it down to 7, but this is a list of some of my favourite easily accessible waterfalls on Vancouver Island. Each of these falls are beautiful in their own way. 

Chasing waterfalls is one of my favourite things to do. I hope this inspires you to get outside and explore - and don't forget your camera!

Let me know in the comments which ones you would add to this list if you could. 

1. Lady Falls

Located 51km west of Campbell River this waterfall is a great pit stop for a leg stretch. The short hike takes you to a nice viewing platform where you can get a good look at the powerful waterfall and feel its mist on your face. Learn more.

2. Englishman River Falls

Into the abyss... this waterfall looks like it's cascading into nothing. A short walk from the parking lot to get to the bridge that has an amazing view from above and then you can walk a little further get down beside it.  There is also a neat swimming hole further downstream from this waterfall! Learn more.

3. Myra Falls

Located at the southern end of Buttle Lake in Strathcona provincial park this magnificent levelled waterfall will leave you speechless. The water is crystal clear and the views looking out from the falls make it an amazing place to check out. Learn more.

4. Hole in the Wall

It is a quick walk right from the highway near Port Alberni to get to this unique waterfall. Crystal clear waters, and a place a bit upstream to soak in the sun make this a great watering hole. Learn more.

5. Little Qualicum Falls

This two tiered plunge waterfall is so loud you can hear it before you can see it. In this provincial park there are two waterfalls the upper waterfall pictured here and the smaller lower waterfall. You can see both of them on an easy loop hike. Learn more

6. Rosewall Creek Falls

This waterfall is best seen in the spring and winter when the water is flowing. The hike to get to this waterfall is like walking through Jurassic World with the big ferns and all of the trees covered in moss. Don't stop at this one though, keep hiking a bit further, scramble up a steep hill and you will get to see the second amazing waterfall just upstream of this one. Learn more.

7. Lupin Falls

If you are heading to Myra Falls, be sure you stop at this one since it is on the way. A very short uphill hike will get you up close and personal with this beautiful waterfall. Learn more.

Photos: Kaila Walton

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