Rosewall Creek Provincial Park

Rosewell Creek Provincial Park is a closely guarded secret among those who treasure the path less taken.

A Hidden Gem

Located on the Oceanside Route Hwy 19A north of Deep Bay and Bowser, Rosewell Creek Provincial Park is home to a beautiful stand of big-leaf maple trees.

Some six kilometers of hiking trails meander through the coastal Vancouver Island rainforest along the banks of a small creek, the route dotted by a series of picnic tables and highlighted by a small waterfall. In autumn the foliage lights up in a colourful display, and by October the waters are alive with spawning coho salmon. Wheelchair accessible, this lovely, tranquil spot is ideal for a picnic on a hot summer day.

Check out the BC Parks Rosewall Creek Provincial Park page page for complete amenity details.

“ In autumn the foliage lights up in a colourful display, and by October the waters are alive with spawning coho salmon. ”

Beaches

The beaches in Parksville Qualicum Beach boast vast stretches of white sand and calm waters for hours of family fun.

Cathedral Grove - MacMillan Provincial Park

Breathe in the fresh air and experience the unforgettable sight of some the oldest and tallest trees in Canada.

Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Visit the clam shaped Deep Bay Marine Field Station to learn about shellfish farming and science.

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