Hidden in the oldest provincial park in British Columbia on Vancouver Island, Myra Falls is a must-see this summer. A waterfall collects in a crystal blue swimming hole with a spectacular view over the lake—it's a totally surreal scene that will make you feel like you're in a waterfall swimming hole in the rainforest of Thailand.
It will take you 6 hours to get here from Vancouver but we promise the trip will be worth it. Make a weekend of it and plan a camping trip or girls-only getaway on Vancouver Island to take advantage of this hidden gem.
It's a 1 KM hike round-trip to get to Myra Falls and its one of just many easy trails in the park. You can also go camping in Strathcona Provincial Park to give yourself more time to explore the park and enjoy the falls. There are two sets of falls, the Upper and Lower Myra Falls and it's the Lower Myra Falls that has this spectacular swimming hole.
Imagine floating in the bright turquoise waters and then sunning yourself on the bright limestone rock terrace overlooking Buttle Lake. This incredible formation is almost like a natural spa and it's totally irresistible for summer sunseekers and waterfall chasers!
Vancouver Island is full of amazing natural gems. Myra Falls might be one of the province's most beautiful swimming holes and it certainly has one of the best views! If you love hiking to secret swimming holes in the forest you can plan a visit to nearby Englishman River Falls this summer, too!
Lower Myra Falls In Strathcona Provincial Park
Address: Westmin Rd, Comox-Strathcona D, BC T9E 0V3
Why you need to go: To see a magical forest waterfall and swimming hole that will make you feel like you've been transported to Thailand.