About 15 mins west of Parksville, Englishman River Falls Provincial park is a great place to go for a leisurely stroll with the family in a forested area along the river. There are two waterfalls and some scenic stretches of river heading into a canyon.
The park is mostly used by day travellers including locals coming to a crystal clear pool with a few 15-20ft cliffs to jump from as well as two bridges. There is also a campground close to the river for those wanting to stay overnight.
The park is 97 hectares big.
Dogs and other animals must be on a leash at all times in the park and are not allowed on the beach areas.
Take 4A north exiting at the 2nd Parksville exit off Hwy 19. Follow signs from highway 4A to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park.