Benson Creek Falls Regional Park Access Improvements

Benson Creek Falls Regional Park is a popular local and tourism destination in the Nanaimo area. A deep ravine and a challenging crossing of Benson Creek functionally limits connection between the north and south sides of the park and makes it difficult to safely hike to Ammonite Falls (also known as Benson Creek Falls), the main park attraction. The trailhead on Weigles Road provides access to loop trails on the north side of the ravine, and the trailhead on Jameson Road provides trail access to Ammonite Falls from the south.

The RDN is planning improvements to the park that will provide enhanced parking, a safe bridge crossing over Benson Creek, and upgraded trail descents that greatly improve public access to, and mobility within, this regionally significant park.

How you can be involved, find out more or provide feedback?

  • Get involved by registering. By registering, you will be kept up-to-date with progress on the Benson Creek Falls Regional Park Access Improvement project through our electronic communications.
  • Browse the background documents library located in the sidebar to gain a better understanding of the project.
  • Look at our FAQ's to have a better understanding of what, when, why and how this project will improve the Regional Park.
  • Share your comments, questions, and stories below with the project team.
  • Check the What's New tab for updates as the project moves along!

Benson Creek Falls Regional Park is a popular local and tourism destination in the Nanaimo area. A deep ravine and a challenging crossing of Benson Creek functionally limits connection between the north and south sides of the park and makes it difficult to safely hike to Ammonite Falls (also known as Benson Creek Falls), the main park attraction. The trailhead on Weigles Road provides access to loop trails on the north side of the ravine, and the trailhead on Jameson Road provides trail access to Ammonite Falls from the south.

The RDN is planning improvements to the park that will provide enhanced parking, a safe bridge crossing over Benson Creek, and upgraded trail descents that greatly improve public access to, and mobility within, this regionally significant park.

How you can be involved, find out more or provide feedback?

  • Get involved by registering. By registering, you will be kept up-to-date with progress on the Benson Creek Falls Regional Park Access Improvement project through our electronic communications.
  • Browse the background documents library located in the sidebar to gain a better understanding of the project.
  • Look at our FAQ's to have a better understanding of what, when, why and how this project will improve the Regional Park.
  • Share your comments, questions, and stories below with the project team.
  • Check the What's New tab for updates as the project moves along!
  • This questionnaire has concluded, thank you to those that responded sharing their thoughts. Please see a Summary of Responses provided in the Background Documents library.

    This questionnaire asks for your feedback on access improvements in two locations: Benson Creek crossing and Ammonite Falls descent

    Please take a few minutes to review the options and share your preferences. We encourage you to open the PDFs below in a new tab before beginning the questionnaire so that you can zoom in, save, or print the options. You can also right-click to save and view the options once in the questionnaire.

    Please complete the questionnaire by March 16, 2018.

    This questionnaire asks for your feedback on access improvements in two locations: Benson Creek crossing and Ammonite Falls descent

    Please take a few minutes to review the options and share your preferences. We encourage you to open the PDFs below in a new tab before beginning the questionnaire so that you can zoom in, save, or print the options. You can also right-click to save and view the options once in the questionnaire.

    Please complete the questionnaire by March 16, 2018.

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