Family Fun in Parksville

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Travelling with kids to the Parksville area on Vancouver Island has become an annual ritual for many. This bucolic region offers so much more than ‘just another beach. Whether you have a long weekend or an entire summer to plan a family or romantic getaway, our ultimate guide of things to do in Parksville with kids will remind you how life is meant to be.

Visit Coombs

Venturing into Coombs, kids of all ages will adore Butterfly World, where a contained environment replicates the natural habitats of butterflies that hail from South America to Asia. Visit the greenhouse to see tropical plants and a pond housing Japanese koi, or watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis.


Check Out Morningstar Farm

Bring hungry tummies to Morningstar Farm, a local food hub where guests can embark on self-guided culinary tours; browse the farmgate store, where you can sample local cheeses or treat the kids to a farm-themed toy; play with animals in the petting zoo; and enjoy a latte or hot chocolate at the “calfé”.


Paradise Mini Golf & Fun Park

To cap off your family holiday, visit Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park, where you can play at two 18-hole courses, or hop into the bumper boats. After so much adventuring, you’ll be happy to return to Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort for an afternoon of pool lounging and hot tubbing!


Parksville is truly a place for families. While staying in your expansive, fully equipped suite at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, you’ll have access to a seasonal outdoor pool for summer and early fall splashing, as well as a year-round hot tub. The 10-acre property boasts plenty of scenic trails for families to wander – follow the grounds down to the beach, where kiddies can build sandcastles and swim while adults sun themselves in the mild temperatures. Rainy day? Check out the resort’s hefty collection of DVDs for rent, or use the grocery delivery service to stock up on the essentials without leaving your room.

Here you will find amazing sandy beaches, picture-postcard views, world-class biking and hiking trails, salt-tinged ocean air, and the small-town charm. Book your getaway at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, today. Contact us to learn more.