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posted by: Ramada Duncan on: June 24, 2019

Here at the Ramada Duncan, despite what TLC said, we love chasing waterfalls, and we encourage you to do the same! There are so many beautiful waterfalls here on Vancouver Island, it was hard to narrow it down to a list of only 10, but we managed to do it. Let us know how many you end up venturing too during your stay on Vancouver Island!
 
Tip: Waterfalls are best visited in the fall - spring months when there has been more rain.


 

Ammonite Falls - Nanaimo 


Personally, one of my favorite hikes heading north of the Ramada is the beautiful Ammonite Falls hike. It’s a moderate hike with well laid out trails that you can easily follow along to the waterfall look out. If you’re up for a challenge you can use the ropes that lead down a hill to get the best up close view of the waterfall.


Stocking  Creek Falls - Saltair 


Stocking Creek Falls is perfect if you’re looking for a leisurely flat walk that leads to a beautiful waterfall. Follow along the well maintained paths to a staircase that descends down to a look out of the falls. This trail has multiple starting points so you can choose how long or short you would like your walk to be!

 

Christie Falls - Ladysmith


This hike is deemed easy to moderate, and is located in the beautiful town of Ladysmith. It’s an eight-kilometer loop, which will take you about 2 hours. Once you arrive at the waterfall, you’ll find the perfect place to pull out a picnic and enjoy your lunch with a view! Don’t forget to pack out what you pack in!


 

Englishman River Falls - Parksville 

Englishman River Falls is a Provincial Park that features two beautiful falls that cascade down into a large canyon, and 3 kilometers of walking trails through beautiful forested areas. If you go to the lower falls, you’ll find a perfect swimming hole and a large day-use picnic area.


 

Elk Falls - Campbell River 

Who doesn’t love a giant suspension bridge and waterfall combo?! That’s exactly what Elk Falls offers you. Here you’ll find well maintained easy access trails that lead you straight to the suspension bridge that overlooks the 89 foot falls and water pools.


 

Myra Falls - Strathcona Park, Campbell River


Located in Strathcona Park, is the beautiful Myra Falls. This waterfall is a short 10 minute hike, but easily the most beautiful (in my opinion) of all the waterfalls on our list. The crystal clear water of Myra Falls flows down into Buttle Lake, which is an amazing place to go for a swim on a hot summer’s day. Make sure you pack a lunch and lots of water when venturing to Myra Falls as it’s quite a long drive, but well worth it!


 

Hole in the Wall - Port Alberni 

Last of the Northern bound waterfalls on our list is Hole in the wall, perfectly fitting to its name. Heading towards the town of Port Alberni, you’ll pull off the Highway and park at Coomb’s Country Candy   store, which is a perfect place to grab something sweet. Directly across from the candy store you’ll find the trail that leads you down to the Hole in the Wall. Once you’re down there you’ll see a great little swimming hole and tons of Inuksuk’s all along the river beds. If you’re feeling artistic create your own!


Niagara Falls - Goldstream, Victoria

 Heading south from the Ramada towards Victoria, you’ll pass through Goldstream Provincial Park, which is where Niagara Falls is located. You’ll pull off on the right of the highway, and follow the trail alongside a river bed to the waterfall. If you’re feeling up for more of an adventure, make sure you check out the Goldstream Trestle, not for the faint of heart though but sure worth the view!!
 

 

Mystic Beach Falls - Sooke 

Mystic Beach is perfect for a day trip. Its 45 minutes each way, on well maintained, easy to follow trails, and deemed as a moderate hike that leads to a beautiful beach. Walking along the beach you’ll find a rope swing to swing on, and the waterfall flowing off the cliff directly onto the beach. Make sure you pack a lunch and lots of water for this one as there aren’t many stops along the old highway.


Sombrio Beach Hidden Waterfall - Sooke 

One of the more challenging to find waterfalls on our list is the Sombrio Beach Hidden Cave & Falls, which you’ll find (or maybe you won’t) by hiking the Juan de Fuca trail to Sombrio Beach. From there, you’ll follow along the beach to the creek, and follow that up stream, and then you’ll reach the entrance to this secret gem.

We hope you enjoy all these beautiful BC waterfalls as much as we have, stop by Front Desk and let us know which one was your favorite!