Favorite Winter Activities

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If you are looking to escape winter, Parksville is the place to be! Be sure to check out these fun-filled winter activities when you visit:

  • Coombs Country Market – Famous for their goats on the roof, international foods, imported gifts, in store baked goods, and of course… ice cream!
  • Cathedral Grove – Plan to spend a few hours wandering Cathedral Grove’s trail system and gazing up at 800 year-old giant cedars.
  • Horne Lake Caves – Experience the magic of the underground cave world within this unique park.
  • Milner Gardens & Woodlands – Immerse yourself in one of the Top 10 Gardens in Canada, according to Canadian Geographic.
  • Rathtrevor Beach Park – Majestic old growth trees, beautiful ocean sunsets, a wide sandy beach to explore.
  • Old School House Arts Centre – A heritage building that is home to three galleries featuring monthly exhibitions by British Columbia artists.
  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre – A unique experience with wildlife viewing, eagle flight cage, and museum.
  • Butterfly World & Gardens – Stroll amongst hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies in their indoor tropical gardens.
  • Golf – There are 6 golf courses close by that cater to every level of player and budget.
  • Dining – The Parksville area is packed with a truly diverse range of all-budget independent dining establishments – some secreted away in oceanside resorts and on backcountry roads, others clustered in the heart of town.