What to do and see in Parksville, British Columbia: The Best Places and Tips

Established in 1910, Parksville is one of Canada's most popular summer destinations for families. Everyone loves Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, with its beaches, tidal flats and pools, wildlife, and campgrounds; and several other provincial parks are within half an hour's drive. Follow Vancouver Island's Highway 19 (Island Highway) to reach nearby Qualicum Beach and the Comox Valley.

1. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

1240 Rath Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E2, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 857 reviews

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Reviewed By rv4change

Life's a Beach!!

Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville BC, Canada is ideal for a relaxed family outing. Simply sit back and soak up the seaside atmosphere or take a walk through the wooded upland area of the park. Majestic old growth trees, beautiful ocean sunsets and an invitin

2. Parksville Community Park and Skate Park

Corfield St N & Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H3, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Parksville Community Park and Skate Park

Reviewed By Terry D - Parksville, CanadaParksville, Canada

Wonderful upgrades to the Play & Water Parks

Thanks to community support, the playground area of the Community Park has been upgraded and expanded. Now featuring, in part, the rubberized base and several new elements (2 zippiness, the articulated see-saw). Neat new additions to the water park as wel

3. Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

403 Lowry's Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2B5, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Farms
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 355 reviews

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, located on Morningstar Farm, produce a selection of world-class cheeses and fruit wines to delight the senses!Come and visit our heritage dairy farm - take a self-guided tour (complete with map), watch the Cheese makers in action, chat with the wine maker and sample the different varieties of award-winning cheeses and wines we create. Stay for a picnic, watch the milking daily at 4pm, and you just can't leave without visiting all the animals - cows & calves (of course!), sheep, goats, pigs, horses, bunnies and 'Carl' the llama!

Reviewed By metaungulate - Nanaimo, CanadaNanaimo, Canada

Fantastic place to visit with the kids, and best of all it's FREE

There are plenty of wonderful baby animals for the kids to pet, there is a very impressive cow feeding operation, a huge space to run around chasing chickens and watching lambs and goats play "King of the Castle" on some risers. The little museum is defin

4. Englishman River

Parksville, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
81%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 74 reviews

Englishman River

Reviewed By 551francinel - Ottawa, CanadaOttawa, Canada

Simply beautiful!

Great short hike into fabulous scenery!! Make sure you bring your camera as there are tons of opportunities for beautiful pictures! Lots of parking area.

5. Top Bridge Park

Industrial Way, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Top Bridge Park

Reviewed By chickandbeast - Southgate, CanadaSouthgate, Canada

Even pretty in the June rain

If you are travelling to scenic British Columbia and are unfortunate after a really hot spell to arrive in 2 weeks of unseasonably cool rainy June weather you grin and bear it.This was a lovely park we walked bundled up between rain showers, obvioisly not

6. Paradise Fun Park

375 Island Hwy W, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1A1, Canada Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 323 reviews

Paradise Fun Park

2 World Class 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses with spectacular fantasy scenes, lush colorful flowers, waterfalls & fountains. Castle Amusement Centre, Bumper Boats, Ice-Cream Parlour, Gift Shop & Snack Bar, Waterfront RV Park with full hook-ups. Paradise is the place to go for Fun. We are situated overlooking beautiful, sandy Parksville Beach. Fun For the Entire Family!

Reviewed By fes4422 - Surrey, BCSurrey, BC

Great family fun

Something for everyone here: 2 x 18 Hole mini golf courses, bumper boats, arcade room,food......mini donuts!

7. i Charter and Tow

1055 Lee Rd | C - Dock French Creek Harbour, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E1, Canada Transportation, Ferries
Excellent
96%
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5 based on 24 reviews

i Charter and Tow

Charter our proven 270 Sea Ray Sundancer, situated between the ocean-front garden communities of Parksville and Qualicum at the iconic, French Creek Harbour on super natural Vancouver Island. We offer extremely competitive rates & no deposit necessary for amazing Friends & Families - Fishing Charters - Sightseeing & Excursion Charters plus Water Taxi & Custom Charters. Our Sea Ray features sun and rain awnings, plush seating & clean bright lavatory with stand up head room & a real locking door. That plus our warm and friendly service are just a few of the many reasons folks of all ages choose, i Charter and Tow - Your charter is designed around your schedule, we will advise you of the preferred times for fishing based on tides and the previous days experience & the latest weather forecast & together we will tailor your charter to fit your unique needs. Prices include expert crew & the equipment you will need to fish. Our goal is to make i Charter and Tow, your best vacation memory.

Reviewed By Bernd R - Meerbusch, GermanyMeerbusch, Germany

just the perfect fishing trip

staying only a couple of days on beautiful Vancouver island, we booked a fishing cruise with Brenda and Frank. Communication and booking beforehand was just easy and very well organized. Brenda and Frank work perfectly hand-in-hand. Even my non-fishing fa

8. Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

109-425 Stanford Ave E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2N4, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
53%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Join us in our tasting room for a flight or sleeve of fresh, local, Mount Arrowsmith beer. Fill your Growler for the upcoming weekend or take home a mixed pack of bottles. You can expect all of our delicious core beers to be available fresh and cold, as well as limited release brews that will be available exclusively in our tasting room!

Reviewed By jarmwr40 - British Columbia, CanadaBritish Columbia, Canada

pretty impressive!

had a wonderful day exploring on the island. had a picnic on the beach at osborne bay park, near crofton. and after we hiked the cable bay trail, in the cedar area. stopped in here on the way home, a perfect finish to a great day. had been here last year

9. Mooberry Winery

405 Lowry's Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2B5, Canada Food & Drink, Wineries & Vineyards
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Mooberry Winery

Reviewed By CaptM2M2018 - Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California

Fun at a farm followed by wine tasting for mom and dad

So after our Little Qualicum cheeseworks, we decided that mom n dad deserved a little activity of our own. The gift shop has a small area devoted to the wines of the Mooberry winery. Sampling was free and the hostess was energetic and well informed of the

10. Morningstar Farm

403 Lowry's Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2B5, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Farms
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Morningstar Farm

Reviewed By Via_girl - Qualicum Beach, CanadaQualicum Beach, Canada

Always interesting

Morningstar Farm is home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery. This is a fun place for kids and adults alike. You can browse the gift shop, sample the cheese and wine, wander through the barns and now dine in the Morningstar Calfe. Easy to g

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