Area Attractions
The Parksville/Qualicum Beach Area

Area Attractions

The Parksville/Qualicum Beach Area

Top-rated Local Recreation and Attractions Galore

There are many things to do for you and your family that are within striking distance from your cottage. During spring and summer, the area is bustling with festivals and events while the laughter of young families fills the air. In the quieter fall and winter, our resort becomes a tranquil home base for our guests to explore the surrounding nature.

Whether you like to just sit and relax by your vacation rental, meander the local sandy beaches and hiking trails, or partake in the many attractions that bring so many beach seekers to our area, there is something for everyone here.

If you want to learn more about upcoming events in our area, please visit Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism’s website. 

Below are some suggestions:



Riptide Lagoon Clubhouse


  • Next-door Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park boasts two 18-hole mini golf courses, laser tag bumper cars, and an arcade for endless family fun.
  • Race around a 35-turn NASkart race track, throw an axe, or try your hand at archery at Fast Time Amusements.
  • Take advantage of the 5 outstanding golf courses minutes away from the resort.
  • Explore an art exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre.
  • Visit nearby Coombs, home of Butterfly World and the famous Goats on the Roof Old Country Market.
  • Pick up some fresh milk from Canada’s first milk-on-tap dispenser and learn about cheese/wine making during demonstrations at Morningstar Farm. Kids can explore the barns to meet the various farm animals up close.
  • If you’d prefer something stronger than milk, a visit to the tasting room at the Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company may be for you.
  • Learn all about the various animals currently being cared for at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre.
  • A fan of shopping? Discover a variety of shops, cafes, grocery and specialty stores in Parksville's downtown district. 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.


  • 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 are all within a two-hour drive.
  • Tofino/Ucluelet storm watching is a must-do in the winter, and a mere 3-hour drive from our resort.
  • A fan of skiing, mountain biking, or zip lining? Mount Washington Ski Resort can be reached within one hour.
  • Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours offers tours for everyone, ranging from finding beach treasures to wine and cheese tasting tours.