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Rathtrevor Beach
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Parksville

The Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition at the Parksville Beach Festival (Picture BC photo)

The Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition at the Parksville Beach Festival (Picture BC photo)

Parksville is a definitive British Columbia summer town, just a half-hour drive north of Nanaimo's ferry terminals.

The beaches here on the south-central coast of eastern Vancouver Island are the stuff of a California dream vacation. However, there is a difference: Parksville's postcard crescents of golden, hard-packed sand beaches are smoother, broader and caressed by gentle Pacific rollers, not pounding surf.

Sea to Mountain Activities

While summer by the sea is a major lure here, Parksville is a four-season outdoor destination. Golf, hiking, and mountain biking enthusiasts are well served in a rare, splendidly protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This area is notable for its pristine watersheds, deep lakes, extensive parkland, forested tracts (notably the old-growth treasure at Cathedral Grove), and challenging trails leading to Mount Arrowsmith's see-forever viewpoints.

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