Parksville Activities and Attractions

Things to Do In Parksville BC

Vancouver Island’s spectacular shoreline, stunning coastal mountain vistas, and verdant, emerald forests all add up to one of Canada’s absolute finest year-round recreation destinations. The unmatched natural beauty and agreeable, temperate weather of our region attracts thousands and thousands of happy visitors throughout the year, with many returning time after time.

Whatever the season, there’s plenty to see and do on your Parksville vacation. Whether you’re looking for adventure, sightseeing, or leisure activities, there is something for everyone close by our beautiful resort.

Share a tandem kayak along world famous Rathtrevor Beach with a friend and explore the coastline. Plumb the hidden depths of ancient caves. Stop and enjoy the wildflowers in an alpine meadow, or cast a line for wild Pacific salmon. Tread among the primeval giants of an ancient forest, or study a teeming tidal pool. Truly, there are a multitude of delights to be had here.

Explore Rathtrevor Beach

Painting of three people

Murals in Chemainus

Englishman River Falls only a short drive away from Ocean Trails

For art lovers, this region offers one of the highest concentrations of artists and craftspeople in Canada. Shops, galleries, and boutiques throughout the area feature unique art treasures and an assortment of amazing gifts.

With its convenient central Vancouver Island location, Ocean Trails’ resort is your home-base for exploration, discovery, necessary relaxation, and unforgettable adventure.

To the west, you can enjoy whale watching and the breathtaking surf of the Pacific.
To the south are the world famous murals of Chemainus.
To the north are Vancouver Island’s ski resorts; as well as Denman and Hornby Islands, two of the colourful Northern Gulf Islands.
No less than seven provincial parks are located within just miles from our doorstep.

Start making Parksville memories

Treat yourself to a getaway to Ocean Trails Resort, just steps from world class Rathtrevor Beach.