In case you didn’t know, B.C. has a waterfall that flows right through a naturally formed hole in a massive rock wall. Port Alberni’s Hole in the Wall is a sight to see and it's honestly so enchanting. The crystal clear water is swimmable so you can go in and explore this natural wonder for yourself. If you're looking to escape real life, this fairytale oasis needs to be on your bucket list.
Summer is just around the corner which means outdoor activities are on the horizon.
It’s time to fill the car up with gas and hit the open road. One of B.C.'s hidden wonders is calling your name.
This little swimming hole is seriously stunning and it looks like something out of a fantasy movie.
Not only is it a gorgeous sight to see, but it is also meant to be explored. The pool, waterfall, and surrounding area can be walked along during your visit so bring a bathing suit and an adventurous attitude. Or bring your book and get zen while listening to the sounds of nature.
This spot is one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets so don’t be surprised if you haven't heard of it before.
It’s fairly easy to get to as the out and back trail is only about 1.3 kilometres.
It’s rated as an easy trail so don’t worry about getting out your best hiking shoes for the day.
It's short and easy walking path makes it the most ideal spot if you're looking for an all-day adventure or just a way to kill a couple of hours.
Along your walk, you’ll be greeted by massive trees and lush foliage.
You’ll know when you are getting close to the hole in the wall because you’ll hear the water flowing before you see it.
The hole is situated in the middle of a massive rock wall. The almost perfectly oval formation is so magical that it really doesn’t look real.
Think Retreat Cove but with a waterfall and surrounding forestry.
BC Parks states that the spot is named after the “resurgence spring which imagers from a limestone rock wall.”
“This type of feature occurs when water travels underground through a complex series of caves and either works its way down to a level of impermeable rock or until it reaches the top of the water table," writes BC Parks on their website.
"The water flow may then travel along the surface of the impermeable rock until it reaches the surface as a spring."
Depending on the time of year, the water will be at different levels but you can still swim in it. It may be a little chilly but be honest, you’ll do anything for the gram.
And don’t worry about this park not being open. According to the BC Parks website, this park reopened for day use only as of Thursday, May 14.
We suggest spending the day in the area. Take a bottle of water, a couple of snacks, and enjoy the fresh outdoors.
While some provincial parks are open in B.C., social distancing and health and safety protocols are in place so be sure to follow the rules.
Hole in the Wall
Address: Hole In The Wall, Port Alberni, BC
Why You Need To Go: It's one of Mother Nature's natural wonders and you don't need to travel to the end of the globe to get to it.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.