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Explore the Breathtaking Campbell River waterfalls Including Elk Falls Park

Looking for an adventure near Campbell River, British Columbia? Well! Let me introduce you to some of  the Campbell River, waterfalls. These wet wonders will provide you an unforgettable experience. As a photo-buff, I have taken the opportunity of exploring some of the most breathtaking wonders in the area. And I can confidently tell you that Campbell River waterfalls are among the most exciting. From the stunning Elk Falls to the majestic Upper Myra Falls, these waterfalls will leave you in Awe.

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Discover the Natural Splendour of Campbell River Waterfalls

 Imagine standing amidst a lush green old-growth forests, a gentle mist washes your face, you can hear the soothing rush of waters splashing into a pool.

Why not discover the enchanted realm of these inspiring waterfalls and its natural beauty. Let’s dive into the magic of these waterfalls and let their wonders wash over you!

Immerse Yourself in the Enchanting Elk Falls Provincial Park

While visiting Elk Falls, you’re in for a photo adventure that’s nothing short of magical. Nestled in the heart of an old-growth forest, this fall will beckon you with charm. As you wander through the ancient forests, you’ll be captivated by the falls. It offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Experience tranquility and awe at Elk Falls, a must-visit spot for nature lovers, photographers, and those seeking a peaceful retreat on their Campbell River trip.

I highly recommend visitors to the Campbell River region spend time at Elk Falls Provincial Park.

The park is just a short drive North of Campbell River. Some of the unforgettable highlights await you.

Elk Falls Themselves

A thundering 25 meters waterfall plunging into a rocky canyon below. That what awaits you at Elk fall Provincial Park. Plus Giant Douglas fir and Western Red Cedars, many of which are more than 60 metres tall and hundreds of years old, make up the area’s old-growth woods.

One of the main attractions is the suspension bridge, which spans 64 meters across the falls and offers breathtaking views. Visitors can also take a short walk to the viewing platform for an even better vantage point.

Elk Fall - Campbell River waterfalls

The Suspension Bridge

The iconic Elk falls  suspension bridge is undoubtedly the park’s most popular attraction. It stretches 60 meters above the Campbell River and provides stunning views of Elk Falls and the surrounding canyon. Walking across the bridge is a must-do experience for visitors.

The Viewing Platform

The viewing platform offers an even more breathtaking view of the falls, and it’s accessible from the suspension bridge. The platform provides a close-up look at the cascading water and the rugged canyon walls. It’s the perfect spot to take in the natural beauty of the area and snap some amazing photos.

The Awe-Inspiring Deer Falls

Within walking distance and up stream from Elk Falls is Deer Falls, a cascade that drops over 10 meters into the Campbell River. The falls are surrounded by lush Douglas Fir trees, creating a serene and picturesque setting.

Access to Deer Falls is via a hiking trail that starts at the main parking lot. The trail is an easy walk, it is a little longer than the hike to Elk Falls. Visitors will be rewarded with a view of the Campbell River as they meander to Deer Falls. 

The Old Growth Forest

Elk Falls Park is also home to an impressive old-growth forest. Stroll through towering Douglas Fir trees and marvel at the lush greenery and wildlife that surrounds you. The forest’s scent will rejuvenate your senses and help you appreciate nature again.

Hiking Trails

If you’re up for some adventure, Elk Falls Provincial Park has a variety of hiking trails to choose from. The trails range in difficulty from easy to challenging and offer stunning vistas and serene forest. 

Experience the Majestic Beauty of Deer Falls

Located upstream from Elk Falls is another waterfall know as, Deer Falls. The falls descend gracefully down cascading rocks into a clear pool, offering visitors a breathtaking sight. The falls are an ideal place to relax, and this area is a popular swimming hole in the summer.  
The peaceful surroundings of the falls have beautiful Douglas Fir trees that make the place even more picturesque. The Douglas Fir is a majestic tree that can grow up to 100 meters tall. The sight of these trees towering above you and the sound of the falls in the background is an experience not to be missed.
Visitors can reach the falls by taking a short hike upstream. There are no designated trails, so be prepared for an adventurous and rewarding hike. The hike is not too strenuous, making it suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Uncover Hidden Falls In Strathcona Provincial Park

Spanning over the middle of Vancouver Island is Strathcona Provincial Park.  With over 250,000 hectares of untamed wilderness is a park dominated by mountain peaks, some covered by snow all year round. A landscape crisscrossed with rivers, creeks, streams and dotted with lakes and Meadows. With all this it has waterfall to.

Lupin Falls

If you’re looking for a serene and peaceful spot for a picnic or good time  out with your camera, Lupin Falls is the perfect choice. This secluded waterfall is tucked away in a lush forest, making it a hidden jewel worth photographing.

Lady Falls

If you’re up for a bit of adventure, Lady Falls is a great place for a thrilling hike. The trail to the falls offers stunning views of the surrounding forest, and the falls themselves are a sight to behold.

Karst Creek Falls

The Karst Creek Falls Trail is a moderate hiking trail that offers breathtaking views of Buttle Lake and the surrounding mountains. The trail features a suspension bridge and several lookout points, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Nymph Falls

Nymph Falls is a favourite among locals. With its pristine pools, rugged rocks and dramatic falls, it’s a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. Pools, rugged rocks and dramatic falls, it’s a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. It’s also a popular spot for hiking and mountain biking.

Upper Myra Falls

Upper Myra Falls is a lesser-known attraction, but they’re no less impressive than their more famous counterparts. Located upstream from Lower Myra Falls, they offer a peaceful and serene setting for those looking to escape the crowds.

Lower Myra Falls

Lower Myra Falls is a popular place for families because of its gentle cascading waters and large pool that is perfect for swimming and wading. It‘s also a great spot for fishing, with plenty of trout and salmon to be caught.

Best Keep Secret Waterfalls

Now I’m going to let you in on a few of the hidden or secret waterfalls near the town of Campbell River. Tucked-away waiting to be discovered, only known to a few, unless you’re a logger. These secret falls offer breathtaking views waiting to be captured on camera. The good news is they are not too far off the main trail, so you don’t have to be an experienced hiker.

Oink Oink Waterfalls

While Oink Oink Waterfalls might not boast the grandeur of the tallest waterfalls on Vancouver Island, its charm lies in accessibility. Close to Campbell River, it’s a great place for a quick waterfall photography adventure. Though not towering in height compared to its counterparts, Oink Oink Waterfalls still earns its spot on our list of photo trips—proof that beauty often comes in unexpected and accessible wonders.

The Enchanting Oyster River Pot Holes

 Trust me when I say the Oyster River potholes are the perfect spot to kick off your day with some fantastic photo ops. Now, here’s the scoop: there are two spots to choose from. The first is just a breezy 15-minute drive from Campbell River along Highway 19. Easy peasy. The second, well, it adds a bit of excitement to the mix. Picture a rugged road and a touch of scrambling up and down before you hit the jackpot at your final destination. The journey may be a tad wild, but the photo payoff? Absolutely worth it!

Is it Mohun  or Trout?

Did you hear that? Mohun Creek Trail on Vancouver Island is calling your name! This trail boasts not one but two jaw-dropping waterfalls. Now, here’s the scoop to avoid any mix-ups: the first cascade is Trout River Falls, and the second, the grander one, is Mohun Creek Falls. So, lace up those hiking boots, and let’s dive into the wonders of Mohun Creek Trail together!

Mohun Creek waterfalls. near Campbell River


If you love chasing waterfalls a photo trip to the Campbell River Waterfalls should be on your list. These natural waterfalls offer an unforgettable photo experience for any photographer.  Elk Falls Provincial Park is a must-visit destination, with its iconic suspension bridge, viewing platform, and old growth forest. Meanwhile, Deer Falls is a wonderful scenic cascading waterfall, upstream of Elk Falls. 
Let not forget Strathcona Park,  with its waterfalls. Lupin, Lady Falls, Nymph Falls, Upper falls and Lower Myra Falls. All these waterfalls offer visitors unique and photographic experiences. . So pack your camera bags and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Campbell River waterfalls. You won’t regret it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, All the waterfall around Campbell River are easily accessible. Many of them have designated trails or viewing platforms to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Yes the majority of the road to Lower Myra falls is Paved. You will encounter gravel when you leave Myra Fall Mine road. The dirt road will be very short , Maybe 500 Meters. 

Yes the majority of the road to Lower Myra falls is Paved. You will encounter gravel when you leave Myra Fall Mine road. It’s a very short road, Maybe 500 Meters. 

Yes and No! Not at Elk Falls but you can swim at Deer Falls.  There are no Lifeguards. the basin of Deer Falls is a popular swimming hole in the summer.

Yes, you can visit the waterfall around Campbell River throughout the year. Some waterfalls may have less water during dry season and may be unreachable in heavy rainfall or winter. Always check the current conditions before planning your visit.

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