Even though COVID-19 put a pause on international vacation plans, it’s presented a great opportunity for all of us to enjoy the beauty in our own backyards. We are lucky in Beautiful British Columbia to have so many gorgeous destinations to take in our province’s wonders!
One of the most popular destinations on Vancouver Island is Parksville. What makes Parksville so special? Well – there’s something for everybody in your family. Whether you visit Parksville’s trademark Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park, take in the fresh air at Parksville Beach, enjoy boating activities, or make a day trip to Comox Valley, Parksville is the perfect staycation idea in British Columbia.
To help you plan your trip, here are 3 things we recommend doing when you visit Parksville.
If you haven’t heard about this place yet… where have you been?! Families love visiting for a round or 2 of world-class mini golf. You can also add to the fun with bumper boats – it’s fun for the kids and the parents (the big kids!)
Enjoy the water
You can’t come to Parksville and not take a voyage on the water! There are lots of boat tours and rentals available including whale watching and kayaking. There are also fishing charter options if you want to catch your dinner. There are so many great options all over town. We recommend taking a look at the directory listed on the Parksville Qualicum Beach website to make your choice and book your activity.
Stay close to the beach!
Who are we kidding – whether you start your day with it, end your day with it, or take a break mid-day, the beautiful beach is really the highlight of coming to Parksville. We’ve talked to our guests who spend hours at a time at the beach! Whenever you’re ready for some beach time, we recommend staying closeby so you can easily access whenever you feel like. Our hotels in Parksville are located just steps away from the beach with direct beach access in less than 5 minutes. Don’t worry about beach traffic, paid parking, or any other hassle – just put on your flip flops, roll up your towel, put on some sunscreen and walk on over!
Whether you stay at Coast Parksville Hotel or VIP Motel (which were both recently renovated), we promise you it’ll be a staycation you’ll never forget. Both properties were renovated and our guests have loved staying with us! We also recently added Paradise Sea Shell Motel to the Evergreen family, meaning we have a total of 90 rooms available for you within a 5 minute walk from the beach! What are you waiting for? Book your trip now and we look forward to hosting you!