23 Things to do in Parksville, BC 

Parksville was a sleepy little town in Canada then, with not much more than the goat-topped store in nearby Coombs and a couple of rustic resorts with cabins on the beach.

They hug beautiful beaches and are surrounded by nature, which is why we keep going back over the years to enjoy mini-getaways in late spring or summer.

Home to more than 13,000 people, it’s an excellent vacation spot for anyone looking to enjoy beaches, nature and family fun.

Walk Rathtrevor Beach

Despite the passage of time, some things stay the same. That’s true of Rathtrevor Beach, a three mile-stretch of beachfront that’s famous for its warm shallow waters.



Soak in the Grotto Spa

Tigh-Na-Mara is a seaside spa resort in Parksville. Its 20,000 sq. ft. spa was named one of the top 10 spas in Canada by Spas of America.


Enjoy endless tapas in your bathrobe

The only restaurant of its kind in Canada, the Treetop Tapas & Grill restaurant is reserved exclusively for robed spa guests.


Stroll the Parksville boardwalk

This 1,450-foot boardwalk offers easy access to Parksville’s downtown beaches and is a must-do for anyone visiting the area.

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