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This Park is beautiful and the beach is so relaxing. There is also a couple of playgrounds for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Parksville, Canada
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Visiting Vancouver Island? And with youngsters? This is a must do.

We have walked the trail hundreds of times, walked the sandy beach to water’s edge. With low tide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John R
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Rathtrevor Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T2, Canada
+1 250-474-1336
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Park is beautiful and the beach is so relaxing. There is also a couple of playgrounds for kiddies to play, when they are finished running around on the beach. Dogs need to be on leash within the park boundaries. Many walking trails thru the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trawed
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have walked the trail hundreds of times, walked the sandy beach to water’s edge. With low tide the smooth, sandy beach extends out half a km. Even with tide in, toddlers can build their sand castles. They will love finding little crabs and starfish....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has it all: mountain and ocean views to the most amazing sandy beaches. Check out the tide schedule, because when it is low tide you can walk out for kms. Took around 20 minutes to reach the water from the beach! Enjoyed canoeing,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandra-Sophia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you love the forests, ocean or scenic mountain views this beautiful place has everything. When the tide is out you can walk for miles on sandy beaches. Or you can walk through the forest trails. A perfect place to have a picnic lunch with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GTCanucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super cool day.. Seen black rabbits and recorded sea lions swimming and making all sorts of noise. An awesome walk. Been years since I've been but i'll definitely be back!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jennicus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the mountain and ocean views to the sandy expansive beaches, Rathtrevor feels like paradise. One can walk along the beach for km, or take the lovely path along the edge of the forest. Winter or Summer, there is lots to do for the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Renata M
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

I am biased because I live right beside the park. So I get to go for a walk run or bike ride everyday if I want. The beach has Rocky areas and sand When the tide is out today you can have 300 M of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asifa675
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend the day or a couple hours. The trails are well maintained and realitivley flat running along the ocean or through a beautiful forest. Eagles and rabbits are a sure bet if you keep your eyes open. Natural habitat restoration projects are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ianarts
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Always a great place for a walk especially in the rain as it is very sheltered in the trees. Campsites available all year around.and very well kept.A great place for a daily run or walk and welcomes dogs. Just pick up after them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gord D
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Really good walking trails the washrooms are open year-round beautiful views of the ocean and the mainland abundant wildlife everywhere

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 9, 2018|
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Response from NGBUNK | Reviewed this property |
No hook ups. Just a beautiful place to visit. There are a handful of other privately owed sites in the Parksville area that offer hook ups. They also offer a much higher per night price. Book this site early as it will sell... More
March 23, 2018|
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Response from jowE787KI | Reviewed this property |
Previous contributor had the answer. Information on all BC parks can be found at env.gov.bc ca.