In Accommodations, Activities

If you love the outdoors, you’ll fall in love with Vancouver Island.

Surrounded by nature, Parksville and Qualicum Beach are a park-lover’s paradise, with countless trails through beautiful Douglas Fir forests along rivers, lakes, and endless sandy beaches.

In addition to the abundance of choice when it comes to outdoor hikes and camping, we are also extremely fortunate to have one of the most stable and agreeable climates in Canada. You can go outside during any time of year – provided you dress for coastal weather with layers, layers, and more layers.

From rappelling down underground waterfalls at Horne Lake Caves to exploring the timeless depths of Cathedral Grove, our parks are the very definition of wonder. It only takes a moment to see why these lands are so beloved and fervently protected. We believe in conserving them for generations to come.

Take a look at our list of local parks and you’ll see why we love the outdoors here. Spend some time in Parksville with us, and you will too 🙂