Panorama of the Lady Falls hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island

Lady Falls hike

Strathcona Provincial Park
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Wooden bench on the Lady Falls Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, BCMoss on the Lady Falls Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, BCThe falls on the Lady Falls Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, BCCrystal clear creek on the Lady Falls Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, BCBottom of the falls on the Lady Falls Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, BC

Lady Falls hike

Distance: 1.0km
Elevation: 33m
Time: 1h

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The hike to Lady Falls is a nice family-friendly hike for families camping in Strathcona Provincial Park. The stunning Lady Falls is nestled deep in the enchanted forest of the Cervus Creek Valley. Cascading water down 30m, the lush surroundings add to the beauty, yielding a magical feel to the air.

Lady Falls hike Map

Getting there

From Campbell River head west along the Gold River Highway BC-28 for 47.0km. A few kilometres after you enter the park, turn right to stay on BC-28, following signs for Gold River. Continue along this highway for just under 17.0km, passing over Buttle Lake and heading west along the Elk River Drainage. Watch out for signs for the Lady Falls Picnic Area on your left. Turn off here and park.

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About

When to do

Year round

Backcountry Campsites

None

Toilets

At trailhead

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Low to Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Lady Falls
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Route Description for Lady Falls

From the parking lot, follow the obvious and well-defined hiking trail up for 0.5km to Lady Falls. Along the way, you will find delightful wooden benches and other west coast goodies. This is a fun trail for kids.

At the end of the Lady Falls hiking trail you will find yourself on a viewing platform, in full view of the impressive Lady Falls. On a warm day the fine mist coming off the rocks does wonders to cool you down.

With 30m of vertical change, Lady Falls are impressive. As with much of Strathcona, however, the unique mystical ambiance adds a certain something that makes every outing that much more special. The thick moss lining the cliff walls and the dense, inviting forest surrounding the falls make the entire experience that much more enticing.

Insider Hints

  • Do this hike on a hot day to cool off.

  • The hike to Lady Falls is a perfect hike for families camped at Buttle Lake campground.

Comments

9stepsM8 6 months ago

Lady Fells is a good short hike to explore this part of the park

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Sally Worchuck 7 months ago

I stopped by at Lady Falls just before exiting the park. A good place to see some amazing views before leaving.

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Wyatt Thomas 7 months ago

lovely little walk to Lady Falls, a great place to stretch the legs.

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stocRob 7 months ago

Easy walk to look at the waterfalls, what more to say. Nice and refreshing

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