at the beginning of Vancouver Island's Beach Country, the focus,
naturally, is on the outstanding waterfront. This is the spot
for beach vacations!
low tide days, the water recedes for hundreds of metres, leaving
the hard sand beaches exposed for beachcombing and sandcastle
building; the Parksville area sponsors a Sandcastle Competition
which draws builders from around the world.
water, warmed over the hots sands of the beach as the tide comes
in, makes for wonderful swimming. The water, however, is not just
for swimming; anglers come from all around for exciting saltwater
and freshwater fishing.
lovers will thrill to the arrival of thousands of Brant geese
in April (Brant Festival) and the ecological reserve for wild
rhododendrons at Rhododendron Lake. History buffs will be enthralled
with the historic St. Anne's Church, the History Museum and the
petroglyphs along Englishman River.
Whether it is for camping, hiking, fishing, playing on the beach
or exploring the natural wonders of the area, Parksville, BC,
has something to offer everyone in perfect Vancouver Island vacations.
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Parksville, BC, is located on the east coast of Vancouver
Island, 37 km (23 mi.) north of Nanaimo, on Highway 19 or 144
km (89 mi.) north of Victoria. The area is also serviced by bus
Attractions: Heritage Museum, Englishman River Falls, Little
Qualicum Falls, MacMillan Provincial Park, Rhododendron Lake,
St. Anne's Historic Anglican Church, Rathtrevor Provincial Park
April - Brant Festival, Spring Golf Fest June - Golf Tournement July - Sandcastle Competition
Visitors to the Parksville area may choose to stay in one
of many motels, resorts or first-class hotels - many of them on
the beach - or set up camp in one the private or provincial campsites
Chamber of Commerce
Box 99, Parksville, BC, V9P 2G3
Telephone (250) 248-3613 Fax (250) 248-5210
Association of Vancouver Island
#203-335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2T5
Telephone (250) 754-3500 Fax (250) 754-3599