Rathtrevor Beach
(Picture BC photo)


Things to Do

Qualicum's waterfront at sunset (Picture BC photo)

Qualicum's waterfront at sunset (Picture BC photo)

Splash around with friends and family in the ankle-deep ocean.

Explore trails leading to alpine meadows. Discover the peace of country backroads. Watch a dimpled golf ball sail over emerald green links. Shop 'til you drop at a renowned roadside market famous for the goats on its roof. In brief: The year-round to-do list in Parksville is long and colourful.

Water Activities

Nowhere in Canada is the expression "life's a beach" more appropriate than Parksville. The sandy, kilometer(mile)-wide (at low tide) waterfront is a fresh-air delight 12 months a year, but the June to September holiday period is primetime for swimming and high-rise sandcastle developments, especially during the Parksville Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition, an annual event that draws thousands of spectators and master-calibre sand sculptors. Also in the area are a handful of kayak rental/adventure companies and several fishing/sailing charter operators. 

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