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Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
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!
Golf in British Columbia is your golf travel partner in British Columbia – offering over 70 award-winning, world-class golf courses and accommodation options in nine unique destinations for your golf vacation selection. Find the perfect golf vacation package to your preferred region of British Columbia and let our golf trip experts help you make the arrangements for a hassle-free experience.
The province of British Columbia is peppered with over 300 golf courses carved from an incredible variety of awesome landscapes. Here renowned golf course architects have made their mark, including Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Doug Carrick, and Arnold Palmer, among others. Explore nine distinct golf regions, from the rugged shorelines of Vancouver Island to the gorgeous, glacier-capped mountains that tower into the Kootenay Rockies skies. British Columbia is certainly one of the most beautiful places on earth to play golf!
Your perfect golf vacation is waiting, simply contact our agents to help you get started or browse our selection of golf packages on the Golf in British Columbia website.
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.
Brigadoon is a unique 9 hole course with 2 par 4 holes and 7 par 3’s, playing to 1500 yards. Golfers of all ages and playing abilities will enjoy the course, but those expecting an easy par 3 will be surprised. The atmosphere at Brigadoon is friendly and welcoming, with the course open to the public 7 days a week, no tee times. The coffee’s always on!
Spas & Wellness, Cabins & Cottages, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is located in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. From our picturesque forested Oceanviews, to our comfortable Spa Bungalows, to our pet friendly Rustic Cottages, we can create the perfect getaway for everyone starting with one of our 192 handcrafted log guestrooms! Indulge in unique dining, award winning Spa services and the most extensive seasonal recreation program the area has to offer. Every stay at Tigh-Na-Mara includes complimentary parking, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary local and calling card calls. The Resort also offers direct beach access and six golf courses nearby and endless opportunities for authentic west coast outdoor adventures!
Museums & Heritage Sites
The place to take a walk through local history, have a picnic at our picnic tables or visit our Summer Friday Farmers’ Market for live music and fresh local food! Wheelchair accessible exhibits and grounds.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Indigenous Culture, Bird Watching
Established in 1999, Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours offers a variety of unique tours on Vancouver Island BC Canada, providing outstanding quality tours. Our tours are year-round, fully narrated, easy walking half day and full day Vancouver Island excursions for forest bathing, nature, sightseeing, rainforest, big trees, wildlife viewing, tide pool, cultural, eco tours and very special wine tours with experienced knowledgeable guides. Shuttle service, charters, wedding shuttles and large group excursions are also available.
Paddling, Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours
Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
The MAC is a venue for art exhibitions, music performances and other arts and culture events and classes. The exhibitions in our two galleries change every six weeks. We have concerts and story telling events every month. Our git shop is full of art, jewellery, sculpture and all kinds of things all made by local artisans. There’s always something going on!
Salmon Fishing Regular $450.00 Sale – $400.00 for 4 hrs. for 3 people All activities are subject to 5% GST. $50/person (after 3 adults) up to 8 people (not recommended but it can be done) Additional fishing hours, if available, are charged at $100/hour/3 people Nature Tour $275 for 2 people $350 for 3 people $400 for 4 people add $75/person after Enjoy a ride out to view sea lions and harbor seals while they are hauled out. Porpoise, dolphins and whales are also sometimes spotted. Many marine birds will keep you entertained as well. You also get to learn about some interesting facts about the local area. Duration: 2.0 hours Sunset Cruise $120/hr up to 4 people -$25/person after 4 Experience a relaxing boat trip out to view Parksville or Qualicum from the water. Relax and watch the sun go down with friends or family. Viewing eagles, harbor seals, sea lions and whales are not uncommon! Duration Minimum 1 hour Other Excursions available. See website.
Spas & Wellness
The Grotto Spa is the #1 Spa in Canada, offering Signature treatments that go beyond the expected. We are one of the largest spas in BC with 21 Treatment Rooms, Nail Care Room, full service Hair Salon and the Treetop Tapas & Grill Restaurant. Dedicated to providing intimate experiences for individuals and couples, we also specialize in ‘social spaÃ¢ÂÂ catering to groups and corporate business. Our 3 private ‘Suites for Two’ feature hand crafted copper soaking tubs, plush treatment tables and fireplaces. Spa guests receive complimentary access to the Mineral Pool on the day of their treatments. Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, this warm water pool is infused with natural minerals to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. After treatments, guests are invited to the Relaxation Lounge to enjoy fresh fruit, teas and coffee. For a unique dining experience, try Endless Tapas at the Treetop Tapas & Grill, overlooking the surrounding forest. We give relaxation a whole new meaning!
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!
Spas & Wellness, Cabins & Cottages
Oceanside Village is a convenient Parksville resort situated on a beautiful 15 acre property offering various styles/sizes of new cottages sleeping from 1-8 persons in Parksville’s resort area. Each cottage boasts all the comforts of home, coming fully equipped with 6 appliances, 2-3 TV’s, DVD players, large open concept rooms with vaulted ceilings and field stone fireplaces. Enjoy the outdoors on your front and back decks which come with patio furniture and your own BBQ. This unique development features thoughtfully designed luxury cottages within easy walking distance to nearby lush forest trails and miles of sandy beaches to explore Rathtrevor Provincial Park. Located within our Resort is an indoor pool with hot tub and fitness centre. Also a Day Spa & Salon, Tea/Coffee House & Clothing Boutique. Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park is located next door and our area also hosts four first class golf courses.
Our intimate spa setting is sure to help you abandon your cares. If your personal goal is relaxation, beautification or wellness, our highly trained staff can help. The combination of comfort and personalized attention will be sure to fulfill your vision of the perfect day spa experience. Whether you’re a visitor to Parksville, or a local resident, we welcome you for a special day of pampering.