Paradise Sea Side RV Resort - Parksville, BC

Travel Spotlight

Parksville

Located on the eastern shores of 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.

Contact Information

Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism
www.visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com

Parksville Visitor Centre
http://www.parksvillechamber.com/

Camping Lodging

The Super Camping / Select Lodging Guide

First Published in 1989