Benson Creek Falls Regional Park

This rugged 32-hectare park of creeks and waterfalls, steep ravines and mossy woods sits at the north end of the Crown woodlot operated by Vancouver Island University. The RDN has leased Benson Creek Falls Regional Park from the Province since 1991 and has recently completed significant park upgrades to help users better enjoy one of Nanaimo's most prized natural sites, Ammonite Falls.

Ammonite Falls Regional Trail begins at the Weigles Road parking lot and crosses the Benson Creek bridge before reaching Ammonite Falls. From the falls, the trail continues to Jameson Road and the Creekside Place parking lot.

What to do
How to get there
Park Gate Hours

Summer (March 2 to October 31)

  • Open at 5 a.m.
  • Closed at 11 p.m.

Winter (November 1 to March 1)

  • Open at 5 a.m.
  • Closed at 8 p.m.

If you do not remove your vehicle by closing time, it will be locked in until 5 a.m. the following day.