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Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

Are you looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure on Vancouver Island? Nestled amidst the lush forests and rugged terrain of Vancouver Island, Elk Falls is a natural wonder that will leave you awe-inspired. As you stand on the suspension bridge and gaze upon the thundering falls and the magnificent scenery that surrounds it, you can't help but feel a sense of wonder and appreciation for the raw beauty of nature. Whether you're an avid hiker or a nature lover, a visit to Elk Falls is an experience that you won't forget anytime soon.

Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

The Elk Falls Suspension Bridge spans a dramatic canyon over the roaring Campbell River, providing visitors with awe-inspiring views of the falls below. At 64 metres high and 60 metres long, the bridge is a thrilling and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Take a stroll across the bridge and take in the stunning scenery of the old-growth forest and the river below. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning vistas!

Hiking Elk Falls Trails

The Elk Falls Suspension Bridge is not the only attraction at Elk Falls Provincial Park. The park also features a network of scenic trails that offer visitors the chance to explore the area's stunning natural beauty. The Elk Falls Trail, which leads to the suspension bridge, is just one of the many trails available.

The Elk Falls Trail is a moderate 3.5-kilometer hike that takes visitors through beautiful old-growth forest, past picturesque waterfalls, and along the river canyon. The trail is well-maintained and offers stunning views of the canyon and the falls. Along the way, hikers can also take side trails that lead to other viewpoints and attractions, such as the pool at the base of the falls.

For more experienced hikers, the park offers longer and more challenging trails, such as the Millennium Trail and the Quinsam River Trail. These trails offer stunning views of the river and its surrounding forest and wildlife.

Learn more about the trails on the BC Parks website here.

How long does it take to hike the suspension bridge at Elk Falls?

If you're short on time and only interested in viewing Elk Falls and the bridge, it's possible to complete the hike in roughly 30 minutes. However, it's highly recommended to explore the different viewing platforms and extend the hike to Deer Falls to fully appreciate the scenic beauty of the park. By taking this route, you can hike the trail in a loop and experience a more immersive and fulfilling hiking adventure.

How far is Elk Falls from the parking lot?

From the parking lot, there's a wide, wheelchair-accessible gravel trail that leads to Elk Falls. The hike is relatively easy and covers a distance of approximately 1 km. After a brief walk, you'll come across an opening in the trees where you can catch a glimpse of the raging Elk Falls. Just a little further down the trail, you'll reach a staircase that leads to a viewing platform and the Elk Falls suspension bridge that offers stunning views of Campbell River and Elk Falls.

Things to Do Near Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

After exploring the bridge, be sure to check out the many other natural wonders and attractions in the area, including hiking trails, beaches, and more. Strathcona Provincial Park, for example, is home to over 250,000 hectares of old-growth forests, pristine lakes, and rugged mountains, making it the perfect spot for hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Campbell River, known as the "Salmon Capital of the World," is also a great spot for fishing and water activities.

Tips for Visiting Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

When planning your visit to Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The bridge can be quite windy, so be prepared for cooler temperatures and bring a windbreaker or light jacket. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning scenery and be sure to stay on the designated paths and respect the natural environment.

Stay at Beach Acres Resort

When planning your visit to Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, why not make Beach Acres Resort your home base? Our resort is located about an hour's drive away from the bridge, making it easy for you to explore this incredible attraction and many other popular destinations on Vancouver Island. Plus, our cozy cabins and exceptional amenities make us the perfect choice for your next outdoor adventure.

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