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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum River, west of Parksville, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting.

Perhaps the most magnificent park on Vancouver Island, Little Qualicum Falls incorporates the entire southern shore of Cameron Lake, adjacent to MacMillan Provincial Park and the awesome Cathedral Grove Rainforest. Cameron Lake is bordered by steep mountains: Mt. Wesley to the north and Mt. Arrowsmith to the south.

This magnificent 440-hectare park is a popular family recreation area. On hot summer days the Little Qualicum River offers a number of cool, clear pools, great for a refreshing dip. Shaded riverside trails and picnic facilities along Cameron Lake make Little Qualicum a favoured destination.

Numerous walking and hiking trails are available in and adjacent to the park. Loop trails on both sides of the Little Qualicum River provide access to numerous swimming holes and the upper and lower falls. The Wesley Ridge trail originates in the park, taking hikers on a 5 to 6 hour round trip hike up Wesley Ridge.

Refreshing dip in the Little Qualicum River
Swimming and fishing in the river and in Cameron Lake are both quite special, and sailboarding is excellent due to winds funnelled by the surrounding mountains. The Little Qualicum River is one of the few rivers in British Columbia known to have brown trout.

Facilities in the park include an adventure playground, a 105-campsite campground and scenic hiking trails.

Parking fees will be in effect at the Little Qualicum Falls, Cameron Lake and Beaufort day use areas. Fees are collected for services from April 15 to October 15. There is no winter camping although in the off-season you will have access to the day-use areas:

Little Qualicum Falls day-use area provides picnic tables, a picnic shelter, flush toilets and fresh water. Picnicking in the campground is not permitted.

Cameron Lake day-use area provides the best swimming opportunity in the park. There are picnic tables and pit toilets provided off a small parking lot at the southern end of the lake. Fires are prohibited in the day-use area and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed on beach areas.

Little Qualicum River, Vancouver Island, BC
Beaufort day-use area is a small site located along Highway 4, approximately 6 km past Little Qualicum Falls Park. It provides swimming and fishing opportunities. This small area has 2 picnic tables, 1 pit toilet and limited parking. Fires are prohibited in the day-use area and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed on beach areas.

The closest sani-station is located at Rathtrevor Beach Park, 3 km south of Parksville.

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is located off Pacific Rim Highway 4, 9 miles (14 km) west of Parksville on south central Vancouver Island.

Nearby Regions & Towns
Qualicum Beach
Nearby Services
  Beach Acres Resort, Parksville Listing Details 
Bring your friends and family together to enjoy our seaside charm and tranquil forest setting. Stroll our vast sandy beach in search of treasures, enjoy our ocean and mountain views, or just stretch out and listen to the hush of the wind. Just the two of you? The perfect “kid-free” get-a-way awaits in a cozy little cottage……right on the beach.
  Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Parksville Listing Details 
Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks on Morningstar Farm produce a variety of world-class, award-winning cheese. Made from high quality milk from our own herd of dairy cows, we have an artisan cheese to suit any occasion, meal or light snack. Come and visit us at the farm - take a self-guided tour, sample the different cheeses, and explore the fruit wines made on location from our own MooBerry Winery. Open daily 9-5.
  MooBerry Winery, Parksville Listing Details 
MooBerry Winery is located on Morningstar Farm where we produce a wide variety of high-quality fruit wines. Winemaker Phil Charlebois invites you to come by for tastings and a self-guided tour. Located on a working dairy farm together with Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, there’s lots to do, see and taste! Open daily from 9am to 5pm.
  Morningstar Farm, Parksville Listing Details 
Morningstar Farm is a heritage dairy farm located between Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Central Vancouver Island. Home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery, there is something to see, do and taste for everyone. Visit us and see how they make that yummy cheese, pet the farm animals, shop in our FarmGate store, try some cheese and wine samples, take a self-guided tour and stay for a picnic! Open daily 9am - 5pm.
  Practicar Nanaimo, Nanaimo Listing Details 
Practicar Nanaimo offers low rates on daily, weekly and monthly rentals for cars, passenger vans, and trucks; ferry and airport pick-up and delivery, cars also available in Parksville/Qualicum and Gabriola Island; no charge for additional drivers; minimum driver's age 21; special packages, including self-drive vineyard tours, Tofino/Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands available.
  Qualicum Landing, Qualicum Beach Listing Details 
Qualicum Landing is a master-planned luxury beachfront community of 62 beach homes located on 15.5 acres of waterfront property in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. Qualicum Landing is one of the last remaining spectacular waterfront properties on Vancouver Island, and the Oceanside area is fast becoming one of the most desirable places to live in Canada.
  Thyme Away Bed & Breakfast, Coombs Listing Details 
Experience warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts at this peaceful countryside retreat. Beautiful rooms, air conditioning, private baths and comfortable beds. We also offer a charming cottage, and swimming pool. Located minutes from the local beaches, this is an ideal base for exploring the Island. Coombs is a tourist destination 10 minutes from Parksville, and 2 hours from Tofino or Victoria.
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