Ammonite Falls

Last weekend while I was in Nanaimo for the long weekend I hiked out to Ammonite Falls in Benson Creek Regional Park to take a look at the falls.  The last time I had been it was in the middle of summer and the falls was reduced to a trickle. This time was a bit of a different experience, with all the rain and snow in the mountains the creek and the falls was very big.


_DSC5164_webLooking downstream from below the falls.
_DSC5207_webA smaller water fall above the main falls

Although falls its self is protected by the Benson Creek Park much of the land around the park is being logged or developed. Walking the most popular route to the falls you will slowly have to pass by more and more signs of development and logging.

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  1. TJ Watt April 12, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Great shots as always! I haven’t done much exploring around Nanaimo. Looks like there are some neat spots.

  2. Sophie July 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Beautiful photos! I was wondering if it would be alright for me to use one in a presentation I am giving on water quality issues in the RDN? Thanks!

  3. Jen August 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Beautiful pictures, did you access it from jameson rd? where do you start the hike? all i have been able to find is old directions from before the development and new roads

  4. Bryn August 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    I think it was jameson rd, it is off of Jingle pot rd.

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