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All non-essential travel into, out of, and around BC must be avoided. Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed for indoor dining through May 25. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed.More Info
Explore the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Big Qualicum Hatchery complex and walk the trails along the river.
The Big Qualicum River Regional Trail starts at the Big Qualicum Hatchery where you can learn more about the Fisheries and Oceans Canada complex and catch the action when the salmon spawn in the fall.
Walk under the riverside tree canopy along trails including the 10km gravel hatchery service road. It's also a great level route for cycling groups. Trails follow the length of the river and end before Horne Lake Caves Road, a narrow active logging road unsuitable for walkers and cyclists.
Access the trail at the Big Qualicum River Salmon Hatchery off Horne Lake Road between Highways 19 & 19A.
Find Hidden Treasures
Stroll along a lush, forested trail lined with towering Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Cross the two bridges and experience nature's power as stunning waterfalls blast over rocks and descend down into the canyon.Find a Trail
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