'Tunnel Falls' - Vancouver Island

We often have absolutely no idea that beneath our feet lies extraordinary beauty.

I’ve driven over this river on Vancouver Islands notorious Malahat countless times without even knowing it existed. This day I decided to explore what looked like an interesting little river on the other side of the highway. After parking up I could hear the loud sound of running water, so I decided to peer over the edge of a nearby bridge and got a tantalizing view of these falls from above.

Behind the Shot

That glimpse got my heart racing and I figured if I could bush wack to the bottom of the waterfall there might be a chance of a gorgeous shot. So off I set down steep, treacherous cliffs to find my pot of gold.

Once I reached the bottom I knew right away that I had a great shot. The only challenge from that point was keeping the lens dry because the rain had started coming down with a vengeance. Using my ‘swipe and shoot’ technique I was able to keep the lens dry long enough to capture this moment and I was a happy bunny.

Thanks for looking
Gavin Hardcastle



  1. I’m from vancouver island and absolutely love your shots! May I ask where on the Malahat “Tunnel Falls” was taken, as well as this one? “Spill Light”? Thank you so much, and keep up the great work!!

  2. I’ve been to Malahat many times… good question…where is it??

  3. I’ve searched and searched, and literally, NOBODY has posted a pic of this from Vancouver Island. Once again sir, you are a lie. You will be exposed. Dweeb.

  4. I know exactly where this is and I’ve only been to the opposite side of the highway
    Killer shot

  5. I love all of your picture , they are breathtaking beautiful . You are one of the best photographer on u tube . I’m a beginner photographer can you give me any advice how to really excel in photography. I like they way you present Yourself. Getting the right composition really makes your pictures come together so perfectly.

  6. Absolutely stunning. I think this is possibly the most beautiful waterfall shot I have ever seen. You, Sir are an amazing photographer.


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