What’s your Travel Type?
Every traveller is unique. While some visitors enjoy relaxing in the sun on the sunny beach, others prefer a rejuvenating hike through lush wooded forests or reconnecting with friends and family at the local mini-golf course. The Canadian Tourism Commission has created an Explorer Quotient to help match your personality and values to specific activities and attractions. Check out the different traveller types, and see if one sounds like you!
As a cultural explorer, you are defined for your love of experiences. You are most in your element when you have completely immersed yourself in a new place. Cultural explorers tend to seek out rustic outdoor adventures. When visiting Parkville. You should make time to take in the local charm and discover the natural beauty of the area by visiting Hamilton Marsh. This beautiful wetland runs 3 kilometres in length and is the largest wetland between Nanaimo, Cumberland and Port Alberni.
As a Free Spirit Traveller, your enthusiasm for life extends onto your onlook on travel. Your adventurous and want to experience all that Parksville has to offer. You prefer letting each day happen spontaneously as opposed to having an itinerary planned for the day. When visiting Parksville you should try out Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. It was honoured by Destination BC with the inaugural “Remarkable Experiences” awards and had been also been recognized at the “Best Natural Outdoor Site in BC” by TripAdvisor Reviewers.
As an Authentic Experiencer, you tend to seek our palpable experiences. This means that you have a keen interest in the history of places you visit and seek out to learn more about the community. If you prefer to plan out your holidays ahead of time, check out some of our sample itineraries, or seek out the softer side of adventure with a visit to the Parksville Museum. With a collection of early artifacts, the museum offers a number of heritage buildings used by settlers when they first came to the area.
As a No-Hassle Traveller, you typically search for worry-free and secure travel. You look for simplicity, relaxation and a chance to explore the great outdoors. When visiting Parkville, we recommend taking a hike to see the century old-trees, scenic outlook and local wildlife. Alternatively, you can hit the links and take in the intrinsic beauty of a well-manicured golf course or have a pool day while reconnecting with family and friends.
As a Virtual Traveller, you tend to typically stay close to home. You usually find enough to satisfy your sense of exploration within your own community. When visiting Parkville, we recommend that you savour the local charm and check out some of the local eats with a visit to Morningstar Farm, home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery. This intriguing combination is the perfect place to learn about how cheese is made while enjoying their house-made wine.
As a Gentle Explorer, you like returning to past destinations as you enjoy familiarity with a sense of security. You tend to seek out places where you feel comfortable and avoid the ‘unknown.’ You enjoy well-organized travel packages and guided tours because it allows you to relax, have some fun and enjoy quality time with friends and family. When visiting Parkville, we recommend checking out Paradise Adventure Park. With two world-class mini golf course, games room, gift shop and café it is the ultimate family-friendly activity that is sure to appeal to everyone.
As a Rejuvenator, you want to disconnect from everyday life. Your mantra is ‘rest, recharge and renew.” You want minimal activities and have a chance to spend time with family and friends. When visiting Parksville, we recommend spending time at the beach with renowned for year-round beachcombing, strolling and birdwatching. Or, with three spas nearby, enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment at the spa.