Parksville Activities

Paddle Board and Bike Rentals

When you stay at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville, BC, you will have many exhilarating activities to enjoy. To make sure you can get the best experience possible, we offer paddle board (SUP’s) and mountain bike rentals right from the Resort!  We have everything you need to make the most of the outdoors, drop by our front desk or give us a call for more information.

Marin Bolinas Ridge Mountain Bike (Size M, L, or XL) – $35.00/day*

The Bolinas Ridge offers race tested technology such as hydraulic disc brakes, 9-speed Shimano drivetrain, and a 100mm travel Suntour suspension fork with oversized stanchion tubes and a hydraulic lockout.

While you won’t typically find snow in the city itself, expect rainfall November through March. This precipitation keeps the surrounding landscapes beautifully green throughout the winter and makes the fireplaces at our Parksville resort seem all the more cozy.

Jimmy Styks Mudskipper Inflatable Paddle Board – $40.00/day*

The MUDSKIPPER inflatable SUP is one of the most rigid inflatable SUPs on the market. Featuring drop stitch technology, MUDSKIPPER is perfect for the outdoor adventurer. Its compact storage allows for easy carry to and from nearly any location you can walk, drive or bike to. Includes a JS Adjustable Travel Paddle, fin, 11’ touring leash, high pressure hand pump, pressure gauge, board tote, pre-installed deck traction and bungee cords.

*Price does not include applicable taxes. Must be 18 or older and a waiver must be signed at the time of rental.

Parksville Activities

Mountain Biking Trails

Parksville – Qualicum Beach Links
The Parksville-Qualicum Beach Links is a 13 kilometre low-traffic road route that connects the City and Town via French Creek. The Links features a pleasant suburban road network with only one hill, an accessible pedestrian-cyclist bridge over French Creek, and two stretches of paved trail at the Qualicum Beach end. The whole way is marked with signage directing users to Parksville or Qualicum Beach.

Top Bridge Trail
The Top Bridge mountain biking trails around Parksville are excellent single tracks to start the year out on.  The trail is  5 kilometers in length each way and offers a rustic ramble or bike ride away from the urban sea-side to the cool woodlands of the Englishman River.

Log Train Trail
The Log Train Trail Regional Park stretches for 25 kilometers along the foot of the Beaufort Range. Scenic views and a trip through history highlight this year-round trail.

Kinsol Trestle Trail
The Historic Kinsol Trestle is now open to the public for cyclists, hikers and equestrians to experience the full Cowichan Valley Trail in the Cowichan Region. At 614 feet in length and standing 145 feet above the salmon bearing Koksilah River, the Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world.

Regional Parks & Trails
Ride around the many beautiful regional parks and trails in our area. Click here to see the trail guide.

Paddle Boarding Locations

Paddle Boarding Locations

Take a self-guided tour of Rathtrevor Beach or check out the scenery from one of the area’s beautiful lakes. We recommend checking out Horne Lake and Cameron Lake.
Make sure you check the Rathtrevor tide charts when you book your rental.