Parksville Area Attractions
The Qualicum, BC Beach Area
Oceanside Village Resort is located near Parksville, BC in the heart of Vancouver's Island's most popular vacation area. Located on the east side of the island and blessed with one of the most temperate climates in Canada, Parksville / Qualicum Beach offers an exceptional array of local activities for you to enjoy year round - including five championship golf courses. From your comfortable base at our Parksville resort, you and your family can experience the best that this beautiful part of Vancouver Island has to offer.
Fabulous restaurants, luxurious spas and world-class golf are all within a short drive of your Parksville cottage. If you're looking for accommodation in Parksville that's conveniently located and close to many natural recreation areas, we're the best option. As a centrally located Parksville / Qualicum Beach Resort,
Top-rated local recreation and attractions galore
At Oceanside Village Resort, you're in the heart of an area noted for its wide range of local attractions - including top-rated recreational and leisure activities. High on the popularity list is beautiful Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, where you can walk along kilometres of wide open sand, go swimming or explore shallow tidal pools. The park also boasts a lengthy network of walking and biking trials which meander through stands of magnificent old-growth forest.
Other nearby attractions include Cathedral Grove old-growth forest Horne Lake Caves, Milner Gardens and Woodlands, Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park and The Old School House Arts Centre. In addition, the famous "Goats on the Roof" market and funky shops of Coombs, Butterfly World, Tiger Lily Farm, Morningstar Farm and Englishman River Falls are within easy striking distance, meaning there's always something exciting to do or visit. We're also an ideal base for exploring the rest of Vancouver Island. Historic Victoria, quaint Campbell River and the rugged natural beauty of the Pacific Rim National Park and Tofino are all within a two-hour drive.
Shopping? Parksville's downtown district is handy. Here, you'll discover a variety of shops, cafes, grocery and specialty stores. During the summer, there's a free shuttle service between Parksville's Resort area and downtown. Vancouver Island's largest shopping mall in Nanaimo is also just a short drive away.