Vancouver Island is well known to hikers who travel from all over the globe to enjoy the island’s natural beauty and array of hiking trails, ancient rainforests, and west coast beaches. Home to 20 parks, including several provincial and regional parks, each with its own network of hiking trails, scenic outlooks, centuries-old trees, and local wildlife, Vancouver Island’s Parksville community and surrounding region are certainly a huge part of that draw.
Start your explorations right away, mere steps from your luxurious Parksville accommodations at Sunrise Ridge Resort. We’re situated on 10.2 scenic acres above Craig Bay, within a short walk of Parksville’s endless beaches.
When you’ve finished exploring around the resort, Coastal Revelations Nature & Heritage Tours and Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours both offer guided nature and hiking tours in and around Parksville with experienced and knowledgeable guides.
For those who wish to explore on their own, pocket-size Regional Parks & Trails Guides are available from the Visitor Centre, with descriptions and maps of 16 different parks and trails in the regional district.
Horne Lake Caves: numerous caves and caverns. Guided and self-guided tours available, though proper gear and safety precautions are advised.