Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available. All reservations must be made through the BC Parks reservation service. For information on making a reservation, see the frontcountry camping page.
When reservations are not available, all campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. For information on when reservations are available, see dates of operation, above.
Englishman River Falls Park offers spacious, vehicle-accessible campsites nestled in the mature forest. Reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available. For information on making a reservation, see the frontcountry camping page.
|Vehicle-accessible camping fee||$23 per party per night|
|BC Senior Camping Discount rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)||$11.50 per senior party per night|
Cold-water taps are located at the campground and in the day-use area. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the park operator.
We encourage visitors to help the environment by minimizing the use of fire, keeping campfires small, and using stoves for cooking. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please do not gather firewood from the area around your campsite or anywhere else in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds valuable organic matter to the soil.
Englishman River Falls Park has a large day-use and picnicking area, located past the campground next to the parking lot. This scenic location nestled in the forest provides a viewing platform overlooking the river, as well as access to park trails. Facilities include a parking area for approximately 105 vehicles, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, flush toilets, fresh water, and an information shelter.
Pit toilets are located in convenient locations throughout the park. There is one flush-toilet building, located near the day-use parking lot.
Three kilometres of well-maintained walking and hiking trails weave throughout Englishman River Park. From the day-use area and campground, trails lead through the lush second-growth and old-growth forest of Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock, arbutus, and maple.
These paths follow the river and lead to the upper and lower falls, providing views of the canyon and waterfalls along the way. The main trail crosses the river in two places, offering visitors a bird’s-eye view as the water plunges down the narrow rock canyon toward quieter waters below.
Detailed trail maps are posted at information shelters in the park. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Taking shortcuts destroys plant life and soil structure.
Swimming is allowed in the river below the lower falls. This deep, crystal-clear pool is an ideal swimming hole when river levels are low.
There are no lifeguards on duty at BC Parks.
From early June to late August, you’ll find the BC Parks Foundation’s Discover Parks Ambassadors hosting programs, leading nature walks, hosting information booths and running the popular Jerry’s Ranger’s program for kids and families. To learn more about the Discover Parks Ambassador program and check their schedule visit the BC Parks Foundation’s website.
A number of viewing stations in the park offer spectacular views of the forest and river canyon.
Pets must be leashed at all times and they are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets, due to the potential for problems with bears and other wildlife.
Cycling is permitted on roadways and designated trails. For information on designated trails, download the Multi-Use Trails Project map [PDF]. Please note that this is a work in progress.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory in B.C.
Bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Englishman River Falls Park, provided they meet our criteria for e-bike use. For more information, see the cycling page.