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Parksville

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Jewel of Vancouver Island
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers. Rightly called the "Jewel of Vancouver Island," this little town offers golden sands caressed by the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean. You can spend your entire Parksville holiday stretched out on one of the area's pleasant beaches, yet a short drive from town savvy visitors discover golf courses, mountain biking paths, deep lakes, extensive old-growth forests, and UNESCO-protected biosphere reserves. With its reliable tourist services, Parksville is also an ideal place to take a break while touring the rest of Vancouver Island. Use our Canada trip itinerary planner to arrange the details of your trip to Parksville and other destinations.
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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Parksville Community Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Spas
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Parksville

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Campbell River
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Campbell River
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Forest
Cathedral Grove Port Alberni
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Ride / Activity
Mount Washington Alpine Resort Mount Washington
3.2
Duration: 6 hours

Hidden gems in Parksville

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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Water Body
Englishman River
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Active Angler Fishing Charters
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Riptide Lagoon
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Parksville

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Coombs Wooden Shoe Dutch Import Store
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Wilde and Sparrow
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Gallery of Artisans
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Farmers Market
Eat Fresh Urban Market
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Parksville

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Golf Course
Brigadoon Golf Course
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Golf Course
Morningstar Golf Club
3.1
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Parksville

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Top Bridge Park
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Parksville

Most accommodations in the town center look over the Strait of Georgia. Here, along Island Highway, you'll find primarily chain hotels, resorts, and motels offering clean and comfortable lodgings within walking distance of the town's amenities. If you want to enjoy the region's pristine nature, you can find more interesting accommodations just east down the highway, around the border of Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Beach resorts with swimming pools, quaint holiday cottages, and secluded forest retreats provide easy access to both the beach and the national park.
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