With an abundance of outdoor adventure to experience in the Parksville area, take time to see the local parks & wildlife. Wander through some of the community or provincial parks, check out the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, or experience some of the other nature inspired attractions.
Located on the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island boasts Canada’s mildest climate. Even in the heart of winter, rarely does the temperature fall below 0 °C (32 °F).
Parksville specifically enjoys a Mediterranean-like dryness due to the rain shadow effect from Mount Arrowsmith and is know as “Canada’s Riviera”. It rains more in Puerto Vallarta (1,392 mm annually) than in Parksville (1,126 mm). Travel and Leisure Magazine and MSN Travel Editors have rated Parksville one of the world’s top ten island destinations. And Better Homes and Gardens rated the area Canada’s Best Family Friendly Beach Destination.
If you are looking to stay in Canada over the winter and avoid the strong US dollar or Euro, Parksville is an appealing destination.
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort overlooking Parksville’s renowned Rathtrevor Beach offers modern and spacious long stay vacation rentals, making for an ideal home base to explore Vancouver Island. Qualicum Beach, Parksville and the surrounding area offer an incredible array of activities for long term snowbirds.
With 19 km of sandy beaches to stroll, this is Canada’s beach playground. The region has 20 parks, 5 PGA calibre golf courses, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes. You’ll see centuries-old trees and local wildlife, all just minutes from town. Ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon!
Set on 10.2 acres, the beachfront resort features 65 fully furnished, fully equipped 1, 2 and 3-bedroom vacation homes boasting magnificent mountain and ocean views. The upscale, modern suites and villas feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and balconies or patios, many with BBQs. Studio and junior suites include kitchenettes; the 1- to 3-bedroom suites and villas have full kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, as well as bathrooms with heated floors.
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