Spring into Parksville

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With its sprawling beaches, abundance of attractions, natural beauty, and toasty summer days, it’s not difficult to understand why people flock to Parksville in droves every summer. They bring their families to see the goats on the roof, to frolic in the sand and swim in the ocean, and to enjoy all of the beauty our heavenly little island has to offer.

As summer slips away so do the crowds, and our little slice of paradise is quiet once again. But with its mild winters and plethora of year-round activities, Parksville is the perfect place to escape the blistering Canadian winter without digging out your passport.

Since Vancouver Island sees only a few days of snow each year, golf is almost always on the menu. With an abundance of courses to choose from, booking a tee time is never more than a few clicks away. So dust off your clubs and head to our neck of the woods for a few rounds on some of the most luxurious courses in Canada!

After spending a few days on the green, why not trade your clubs for binoculars? Set sail for open waters for a little whale watching. Don’t forget to pack your camera, because you’ll want to look back on this once in a lifetime experience for years to come.

Parksville’s temperate climate makes outdoor adventures not only possible, but ideal, all year long. Why not take advantage of it? From spelunking at Horne Lake Caves to kayaking around our picturesque coastline, our island has so much to offer, no matter what the season.

If you’re eager to jump in with both feet but aren’t sure where to start, check out Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours and choose from their wide range of guided tours. From exploring our rainforests to sipping chardonnay at one of our local wineries, they have something to appeal to everyone.

Making quick work of nine holes or paddle boarding around Nanoose Bay builds up quite an appetite, but luckily the Oceanside area has more than enough delicious cuisine to keep your palate satisfied. With a wide variety of fresh, innovative restaurants to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to start! Mekong River is a Sunrise Ridge favourite with their rich, flavourful Vietnamese faire, or if you’re looking for a true taste of the west coast, pop in to Taste Bistro, a hidden gem that uses fresh, local ingredients to make mouthwatering masterpieces that will satiate your hunger.

Experience Parksville like a local. Book a flight or hop on a ferry and head over to Vancouver Island this coming spring to experience the wonder of what our little corner of paradise has to offer, without the crowds.

Visit our Specials & Packages pages for some more inspiration.