The best part of summer is spending time outside soaking up the sun and cooling off in refreshing, crisp water.

Vancouver Island has some of the most beautiful spots to explore, and this waterfall/swimming hole is no exception. It truly is a hidden gem and an oasis that offers both crystal clear water to swim in and an incredible view of the lake below. 

Lower Myra Falls is a scenic waterfall with a large swimming hole that has become a popular spot amongst locals to spend the day during the summer.

Located in Strathcona, the trail to Myra Falls begins just before the mine site in the provincial park; it's well marked so don't worry!

The trail itself is a steep downhill hike, but it isn't very long (the entire trail is 1.2 km), so it's considered relatively easy. You'll travel through some nice old trees before reaching the rocks. 

While the Upper Falls are stunning, the real attraction here are the Lower Falls, which have several terraces of limestone rocks and turquoise pools. They overlook Buttle Lake and breathtaking views!

Make sure to take a weekend trip to Vancouver Island this summer to enjoy the beauty that is Myra Falls! If you're planning on paying a visit, be sure to leave the place as you found it - please don't leave any trash behind, so everyone can continue to enjoy the natural beauty of Myra Falls. And remember to be careful and stay safe!

Disclaimer: 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.

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