Parksville Travel Guide
Welcome to Parksville!
Located on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, Parksville is a community located north of Nanaimo and east of Port Alberni. Together with the adjacent community of Qualicum Beach, Parksville makes up the bulk of the picturesque Oceanside Region of Vancouver Island, a region known for its beaches and family atmosphere. Parksville's bragging rights are centred on its waterfront, which offers some of the warmest ocean water in Canada as well as a 7.5 km (5 mi) uncrowded strip of sand. Parksville Beach Festival celebrates sand with a host of beach-related events, the highlight being a master status sandcastle competition. Although there are plenty of parks in and around Parksville (including the popular family destination of Rathtrevor Provincial Park), the community gets its name from the Parks family who were among the first settlers in the area. Today, recreational beachcombers, golfers, and fresh or saltwater anglers happily settle into the area for their vacation.
This five kms of coastline situated along Parksville Bay becomes one large beach during low tide.
Hotels & Motels
At this resort, guests can walk on the beach, swim in the pool, enjoy fabulous food in the oceanfront restaurant and watch the sunset against the mountains.
Experienced guide Don Graves will take guests to the fish rich waters of Port Alberni and Parksville for great fishing and wildlife watching.