Things to do
Parksville is known for its many attractions and things to do. After visiting Parksville beach why not try a round of mini-golf at the world famous Parksville Paradise Fun Park. Then treat them to an Ice Cream or snack at Stellarios Cafe located in the castle. If they are still restless you can take them on the Bumper Boats, one of the funest things to do in Parksville .
Parksville has many shops close by for all your needs. There are many artisans showcased locally, take in the local Farmer’s Markets.
www.visitors-info.com/explore-vancouver-island This site is full of information, photos, videos and presentations on golfing, wineries, sightseeing tours, accommodations, dining, shopping and numerous activities that range from adventure tours, air tours and bus tours to boat cruises, horseback riding and gondolas.
Other Things to do in Parksville
Parksville’s year round climate is moderate and as a result there are lots of outdoor adventures to experience and other things to do year round. There are RV Parks and Motels located close to Parksville Beach and Parksville community Park which features a public tennis park , skate board park and a fantastic playground for the kids featuring a water park. There are always many local Parksville events and Vancouver Island attractions to take in year round.
Things to do just West of Parksville
Within a half-hours drive you will find some of the most spectacular provincial parks on Vancouver Island.
Englishman River Falls can be found off the Port Alberni Highway en route to Coombs. It offers a scenic hiking trail following alongside the Englishman river. For a more challenging hike and even more spectacular falls, visit the Little Qualicum Falls which can be found on the Port Alberni Highway just east of Cameron Lake. Cameron Lake itself offers a great picnic area with a public beach area. Continue on this same Highway and just past Cameron Lake you will pass through MacMillan Provincial Park . Here you can check out Cathedral Grove and experience the oldest and tallest trees in the Province of BC.
Things to do North of Parksville
Just an hours drive north of Parksville on the main highway, you can spend a relaxing day at Spider Lake Provincial Park. This offers a picnic area and public beach where you can enjoy some of the warmest local waters to swim in. In this same area you can drive to Horne Lake and reach the Horne Lakes Cave Provincial Park and explore some natural caves on your own or take a guided tour.Visit the BC Parks Website for more things to do and parks to visit in the Parksville area.
More Things to Do in Parksville
- Indoor Skating at Oceanside Place – adjacent to Wembley Mall.
- Indoor Swimming at Ravensong Aquatic Centre ( Qualicum).
- Several “regular” Golf courses in the area.