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Englishman River Falls Provincial Park – Spring

Waterfalls at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park in Errington, British Columbia, Canada

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Englishman River Falls

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   Last spring I again visited Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. Previously I had been to the Englishman River during a nice display of fall colours. Each season brings different opportunities, so I enjoyed the greener surroundings at the falls last spring.

   I really enjoy the main falls despite how challenging they can be to photograph, but the first time I visited on the last trip I just took them in and didn’t make any photos. I wasn’t seeing quite what I wanted, and just enjoyed the place instead. On my second trip I photographed these smaller cascades on the Englishman River near the main falls. Not as spectacular as the main falls, but I found these to be rather interesting too.

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Smaller Falls on the Englishman River

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Englishman River Fall Colors

Fall Color and Englishman River Falls in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

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Englishman River Falls (Purchase)

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   My trip to Vancouver Island was successful in many ways. I not only discovered some great Provincial Parks to explore, I managed some photos of these places that I quite like. I was also pretty lucky with the weather. The 3 photos here are all from Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. I should point out this park differs quite a bit from Englishman River Regional Park if someone uhm, confused the signs on the way in. Not that I would do this of course.

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Lower Englishman
River Falls

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   The first photo here shows the main Englishman River Falls. This is a much different sort of waterfall from what I am used to seeing. The drop from top to bottom is approximately 100 feet (31 meters) but this is pretty hard to tell from the bridge vantage point. The Falls flows into the side of a slot canyon (only about 10 feet wide), not directly in the end of it. The sideways slant to this falls makes it a bit difficult to photograph as well as determine exactly how deep the canyon is.

   The second photo here shows the Lower Englishman River Falls. Not quite what I was expecting, but there were some nice fall leaves above the falls and some interesting swirling patterns made by the bubbles in the water. During higher water levels the lower falls flows over top of the rock you see here which probably makes it a big more exciting, and look a bit more like a waterfall from this perspective.

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Symmetrical Grove

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   The last photo here is one just outside of the parking lot. I would be surprised if these were a natural occurrence, but I still liked the symmetry of these tree trunks. Not sure what species of tree this is, however.

   I hope to go back to photograph this park in the Spring!

For more photographs of this park vist my Englishman River Falls Provincial Park Gallery.