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The Perfect Weekend Itinerary This Spring in Parksville, BC
Posted: Apr 24, 2024
  • Aerial view of Outdoor Amenity Riptide Lagoon Adventure Mini Golf.

    Aerial view of Outdoor Amenity Riptide Lagoon Adventure Mini Golf.
Planning a weekend trip that the whole family can enjoy can be challenging. We've curated a fun-packed itinerary featuring our favorite local spots in Parksville that everyone will love!

Friday: Arrival and Exploration

Arrival and Check-in
Kick off your getaway by checking into your cozy cottage at Oceanside Village Resort. Unpack, settle in, and get ready for a weekend of adventure and relaxation.

Explore Resort Facilities
Take some time to explore the resort’s amenities. The indoor pool and fitness center are perfect places for the kids to burn off some energy while parents unwind and plan the exciting weekend ahead.


  • Food: Start your day with a delightful breakfast at one of Parksville’s family-friendly restaurants or enjoy the intimacy of a homemade meal in your fully equipped cottage kitchen.

  • Activity: Head to Rathtrevor Provincial Park, just a few minutes' walk from the resort. Bike or stroll through ancient forests and explore vast tidal areas on the beach. It's perfect for relaxation or exploration.

  • Food: Refuel with lunch at local favorites like Taste Taco Bistro inside the resort.

  • Activity: After lunch, engage in some friendly competition at Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf, conveniently connected to the resort. Try both 18-hole courses for varied fun!

  • Food: Experience southern-style BBQ at Parksville’s own Arrowsmith Brewing and Arrowsmith Smokehouse. Offering both dine-in and take-out, it’s a fantastic dinner choice for the whole family.

  • Activity: Wind down with a family game night or movie night in your cottage, equipped with TV and comfy seating.


  • Food: Enjoy a classic diner breakfast at Tree’s Diner, known for its fresh baked goods and cozy atmosphere.

  • Activity: Visit Englishman River Falls Provincial Park to hike through majestic old-growth forests and enjoy stunning waterfall views.

  • Food: Drive a few minutes to Qualicum Beach and dine at Fern & Cedar Brewing. This family-friendly spot welcomes everyone, including kids.

  • Activity: Explore the quaint streets of Qualicum Beach. Browse through unique shops, stroll along the scenic sea wall, and relax on the beach.

This weekend itinerary is designed to ensure that every family member has an unforgettable time in Parksville, BC. From breathtaking natural landscapes to exciting local cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Pack your bags, and get ready for a fabulous spring adventure at Oceanside Village Resort!