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Paradise Sea Side RV Resort - Parksville, BC

Parksville

Located on the eastern shores of Central Vancouver Island, there is approximately 20 km (12 mi) of sandy ocean beach in the Qualicum Beach and Parksville area. The low tides and warm waters are ideal for paddling and beachcombing. Others sunbathe, swim or perhaps play a game of beach volleyball. No matter your choice the ocean beach is a relaxing way to spend a day. But there are lots of other ways to spend your time in Parksville and area. Nearby Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is full of majestic old growth trees, beautiful ocean sunsets and an inviting, wide sandy beach making this one of the premier vacation destinations on Vancouver Island. Englishman River Falls in Errington has excellent picnic, swimming and hiking as well as two spectacular waterfalls in the midst of the forest. To see a natural bird habitat close up visit Hamilton Marsh for such marsh birds as red-winged blackbirds, jays, and swallows and in spring and fall migrations of ducks and geese. Visit nearby underground caves at Horne Lake, do some kayaking or windsurfing and enjoy a round of golf.

Location

Parksville is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island along the scenic Oceanside Highway, Hwy 19A. Arriving by ferry north of Nanaimo at the Departure Bay Terminal it is 36 km (22 mi) north on the Island Highway, Hwy 19.

A Step Back in Time

Parksville was named after the area’s first postmaster, Nelson Park, in 1877. It was incorporated as the Village of Parksville on June 19, 1945, and later become a Town on April 1, 1978. It was then established as a City on June 1, 1981.

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Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism

Parksville & Nearby Accommodations

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Sea Edge Motel

Sea Edge Motel

Parksville

Situated on the beach in downtown Parksville, enjoy sunrises and sunsets from your own deck at Sea Edge Motel. In the morning, afternoon or evening, stroll across our lawn to the wide sandy beach to catch sight of the beautiful views. All of our rooms have gorgeous panoramic views of the beach, ocea ... Read more
Surfside R.V. Resort

Surfside R.V. Resort

Parksville

Five star Woodall rated. Oceanfront RV Resort; full hookups; no tents or tent trailers, sani-station, showers, laundry, outdoor pool, hot tub; on wildlife nature reserve, near shopping and restaurants, reservations accepted, major credit cards. Golf discounts available. ... Read more
Paradise Sea-Side Resort

Paradise Sea-Side Resort

Parksville

Deluxe RV Park and motel located on the edge of beautiful Parksville Bay. Acres of safe sandy beach. Adjacent to world famous Paradise Fun Park, two 18-hole mini-golf courses, bumper boats and arcade. Easy walk to several fine restaurants. Watch for giant Old Woman's Show and Castle. Pets permitted ... Read more
Paradise Sea-Shell Motel

Paradise Sea-Shell Motel

Parksville

Located a short walk away from one of the sandiest and safest beaches on Vancouver Island, Paradise Sea-Shell Motel is the ideal accommodation to stay in while visiting Parksville. Offering clean, affordable rooms at great rates, guests can pick the best room to suit their needs. The different types ... Read more
Nanoose Creek Campground

Nanoose Creek Campground

Nanoose Bay

Conveniently located mid island, 10 mins drive to either Parksville or Nanaimo. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a small campground with large spacious sites close to beaches, golf courses and hiking. Free hot showers, internet, free WiFi, cablevision. Groups welcome. Pull-thrus over 125’. ... Read more
Riverside Resort Motel & Campground

Riverside Resort Motel & Campground

Qualicum Beach

Bordering the beautiful Qualicum River and only five minutes from the beach, Riverside Resort is seven acres of landscaped property for families to spend their holidays. Our resort is the perfect getaway to relax while creating fun filled memories with family and friends. We offer a wide array of ac ... Read more
Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite

Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite

Nanaimo

40 acres of trees, grass & quiet. Minutes from major shopping. 110 acre lakefront farm adjoining campsite. Nightly hayrides. Swimming, hiking trails, boat-ramp, wharf, store, hot showers, flush toilets, laundry and playground. Full/partial hook-ups serving tents to R.V.'s towing a vehicle. Call us t ... Read more
Jinglepot RV Park & Campgrounds

Jinglepot RV Park & Campgrounds

Nanaimo

Time amid garden rocks, flower fragrance, fountain sounds and bird's song. Serene, peaceful, full facilities, pull-thrus. Separate or group tenting area. Central and great convenient location for all of the island and Nanaimo including ferries. 15/30/50 amp, cable, city sewer, city water, cable, int ... Read more
Inn on Long Lake

Inn on Long Lake

Nanaimo

With a central location in Nanaimo, Inn on Long Lake is the perfect property as a base to explore the East Coast of Vancouver Island. With newly renovated rooms and private balconies, guests are guaranteed to enjoy a relaxing and scenic view of Long Lake. All rooms are equipped with a fridge, microw ... Read more
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