Just a little info on Elk Falls Sister Arbon mentioned she was visiting today.
Elk Falls Provincial Park is located west of Campbell
River on central Vancouver Island, and is named
for the 25-metre waterfall on the Campbell River
that plunges over a rocky precipice into a
rock-walled canyon below.
Visitors are attracted to Elk Falls Park for different
reasons. Some come for the beautiful scenery,
whilst others fly in for some of the finest year-round
salmon fishing in the world.
Other attractions include magnificent forest trails,
the nearby Quinsam River salmon hatchery and
in autumn, salmon spawning in the Quinsam and
During late spring and through the summer, you
can head to the tidal waters to fish the legendary
chinook and feisty coho.
Rainbow, cutthroat and Dolly Varden are stocked
in the surrounding lake areas as spring progresses.
From November to March, the steelhead run in
the Quinsam River.
Explore the extensive network of walking and hiking
trails in elk Falls Provincial park.
The pop ular Canyon View Trail provides beautiful
walks through mature Douglas-fir forest, home to
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco
and Golden-crowned Kinglets.
The Quinsam River Trail follows the Quinsam River
upstream and outside of Elk Falls Park to the
Quinsam River Hatchery, which rears Pink,
Coho, and Chinook salmon, and Steelhead and
Cutthroat trout for release into the Quinsam River.
The Beaver Pond / Kingfisher Trail parallels
wetlands and leads from the campground back
toward the Campbell River and Hwy 28.
Visitors can spot beavers and marsh birds along this trail.
The Millennium Trail parallels the Campbell River along the canyon route, offering excellent views of the waterfall and the mature forest, containing some old-growth Douglas fir.
This park offers 122 vehicle accessible campsites.
Approximately 25 of these sites border the Quinsam
River; the rest are set in a second-growth forest.
The Quinsam Campground entrance is located on
the west side of the Quinsam Bridge.
The campsites provide a convenient base camp
for day tripping to attractions in Gold River,
Sayward, Kelsey Bay, Rock Bay, the Sayward
Forest area and the wonderful parks on Quadra
Island and Cortes Island.