Christie Falls is a beautiful Vancouver Island waterfall not far from Ladysmith, BC.
The photos below are a day after heavy rain so the falls aren’t normally this large.
Directions are below the photos.
Directions to Christie Falls
There are multiple ways to get to Christie Falls. None of them are that difficult.
Christie Falls from Arroyo Road
I find this route easiest to follow. Drive to Christie Falls then Arroyo in Ladysmith. The road turns to dirt and goes through a gate which is often closed. There are two roads off to the right which lead to the fish hatchery. Follow either of these roads to the right.
Follow the route of the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) to the fish hatchery.
At the fish hatchery, turn upstream and follow the small trail parallel to Bush Creek. Follow this trail up to Christie Falls.
Christie Falls from Oyster Sto’Lo Road
Drive to the end of Oyster Sto’Lo Road off Highway 1, just north of Ladysmith. The dirt road off the right side of the end with the gate is the trail.
Follow this trail to the powerlines and go directly across the powerlines.
Follow this dirt road (west) all the way to the gravel-covered Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail).
Turn left (south) on the Great Trail and cross the 2 bridges to get to the fish hatchery.
Find the trail that leads upstream beside the creek and follow it to the top.
Christie Falls from Haslam Creek
This route is longer than the other 2.
Follow the Great Trail south from Haslam Creek all the way to the fish hatchery. Follow the trail from the hatchery upstream to Christie Falls.
Past Trips to Christie Falls
Other Vancouver Island Waterfalls
Vancouver Island is packed with good waterfalls. Every city has at least a few. See Vancouver Island Waterfalls for more.