Englishman River Falls is located just outside of Nanaimo with only a 40-minute drive to see the two amazing waterfalls and more.
Day-use areas are surrounding as well as many hiking trails that wind through the forest and along the river. The views are incredible throughout and especially on the bridges that cross the river. The lower falls create a swimming hole in the summer.
When you realize you need more time there you can stay the night or a few in the campground.
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