For those looking for a challenge! Located in the Strathcona Park, the Della Falls Trail leads hikers from the head of Great Central Lake to the base of the highest waterfall in Canada (440 metres high, 1443 feet), a cascade from Della Lake. This 16 km trail, by way of Drinkwater Creek, is a long hike taking about 7 hours one way, and suitable for intermediate level hikers. The trail was originally built by a trapper, Joe Drinkwater, who also started the Ark Resort. Della Falls is named after his wife. The access from Port Alberni is only by boat. Allow three days for a roundtrip if using a power boat and six by canoe.
Chamber of Commerce Business Member - Doug Moore offers a wonderful service to/from the trail head via his Della Falls Water Taxi. Find him here: http://www.alberni.ca/business-directory/della-falls-water-taxi