ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Walking the awesome trail to the falls...

Nice benches for resting along the trails...

Jerry next to one of the huge trees...

The bridge is 209 feet across...

Another view..

The river is 200 feet below..

The wowser falls...notice the rainbow at the bottom too...

Brave people on top of the falls...

Last one!


We visited Elk Falls Provincial Park today. It is one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island. The park is riddled with easy walking trails and some challenging mountain biking trails. The famous Canyon View trail (hiking only) was constructed by the Rotary Club of Campbell River and is the most popular of these trails, this trail encourages a complete circle route around the upper reaches of the Campbell River and takes approximately one hour to complete. For the more adventuresome you can venture up to the Upper Canyon View trail that takes you to the labyrinth of walkways that meander around a series of waterfalls on the headwaters of the Campbell River. Our goal today was to see the incredible falls and suspension bridge which was about a two-mile hike, they did have benches spread out to rest along the way.

The Elk River Fall Suspension Bridge is a newly built 209 feet long suspension bridge. It floats 200 feet above the clear fast running salmon congested waters of the Campbell River Canyon. And what a treat it is. Even the trail we walked was beautiful, huge old trees that looked like some of the huge ones we have seen in other rain-forest. The view of Elk Falls is spectacular, we highly recommend this one to all our readers. Check back later for more from Vancouver Island.

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