Rediscover Yourself This Year in Parksville

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When the new year approaches, many people around the globe decide that it is a good time for a fresh start, usually by making New Year’s resolutions. Some choose to commit to a more active lifestyle, while others choose to work harder, to relax more or even start a new hobby. We’ve compiled some of the most popular resolutions and how you can stay on track while visiting Parksville. Rediscover yourself and make 2023 the year of endless possibilities.

Spend More Time With Friends & Family

Parksville and it’s surrounding area area boasts a number of family-friendly outdoor experiences, so if you’re looking for ways to enjoy some fun, quality time with friends and family, you’ve come to the right place.

Enjoy a sub-terrain world at Horne Lake Caves with many tour options and activities at the Outdoor Center, be charmed by the goats on the roof at the Coombs Old Country Market, or visit Paradise Fun Park and enjoy an action-packed day playing mini-golf and bumper boats.


Invest in 'Me' Time

This year, consider incorporating new habits that will reduce stress and increase happiness and overall life satisfaction. Here are some important steps you can take to be a happier, healthier, and more relaxed you in the new year.

What’s more relaxing than taking an afternoon of indulgence and enjoying some much needed ‘me’ time. This can be done by enjoying an afternoon soak in our resorts outdoor hot tub, enjoying breakfast in bed, forest bathing with Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours a near by provincial park, reading a book while enjoying a latte at a local cafe.


Get Active

Regular physical exercise can improve your brain health, reduces disease, strengthens muscles and can also help to improve your cognition. If you’re looking for ways to get out and move, the Parksville area has no shortage of options.

Here you can enjoy access to some of the most spectacular hiking on Vancouver Island,  ride your bike along the number of scenic trails, walk along the 19-kilometers of shoreline on Rathtrevor Beach or enjoy a workout in our onsite fitness facility.


Experience Something New

Many of us want to be better at something. So, this year why not try something new or hone in on a hobby? Situated on the Pacific Flyway, British Columbia is home to a vast array of North America’s best birdwatching opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a beginner, you can enjoy the scenic coastline offers plenty pelagic birding opportunities in beautiful Parksville.

Or hit the slopes this season and try skiing or snowboarding at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Here you can participate in their Snow School, where they offer a number of lessons to help make your learning experience fun and memorable all while building confidence on the mountain.


Plan a Vacation

Planning and anticipating a trip can be almost as enjoyable as going on the trip itself, and there’s research to back it up. A Cornell University study delved into how the anticipation of an experience (like a trip) can increase a person’s happiness substantially—much more so than the anticipation of buying material goods.

This year, escape big city life and enjoy a West Coast inspired getaway at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort. All of our accommodations are fully appointed with plenty of space for families, couples and friends traveling together.