Area Attractions

AquaTerre Spa

Retreat to relaxation and enjoy fabulous spa treatments such as massage, facials, body scrubs, wraps or manicure and pedicures.

Phone: 250-468-2404
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Coombs Country Market

The Old Country Market in Coombs is famous for their international foods, imported gifts, in store baked goods, and of course… ice cream. This is the world famous Goats on the Roof Market. Shop for unique gifts and snacks, Stop for a lunch at Cuckoo’s TrattoriaOpen 7 days a week.

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Parksville Community Beach

Located in the heart of Parksville, the community beach is a great place for everyone in the family to enjoy; relax on the sandy beach, go for a swim, walk the boardwalk, try your hand at windsurfing, let the children play at the amazing park, use outdoor fitness equipment, grab a snack, play tennis, beach volley ball…we have it all!

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Just a short drive from the resort Rathtrevor Park is a spectacular old growth forest with numerous trails for walking, running or biking. Enjoy a picnic, barbeque or simply relax on the amazing sandy beach. At low tide the ocean retreats almost a full kilometre creating a huge area to explore the shore line or play in the sand.

Phone: 250-474-1336
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Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park

A long time ago there was a little fishing village in a snug little harbour in a very remote location. The only way in and out of the harbour was by boat. A while back Wandering Willie tried to make the access easier to the little harbour with his little float plane. Landing was easy but the takeoff proved much harder as evidenced by his plane still stuck on the stump near the harbour. There is only one vehicle in town which is used to ferry supplies from the dock into the upper reaches of the town.

The quaint little town thrives, with shipbuilding, fishing, a tugboat company, and the supply business all doing well. Golfers will experience it all first-hand…They can pose for pictures in the old pickup near the clubhouse or with the monster fish on the dock. They interact with the quaint little houses built on the edge of the bay. The lighthouse stands sentinel over the entire scene as golfers go through the caves below.

The busy local industry is evidenced by one ship under construction and the other at the final stages of refurbishment, and the 18th hole of one of the courses is into the stump on which Wandering Willie’s plane is suspended precariously.

Phone: 250-248-8290
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Summer by the Sea Street Market

Located in the heart of Parksville, on Craig Street the Summer by the Sea Street Market runs every Tuesday night, 6-9pm from mid June until late August. With more than 150 Artisans, food vendors and musicians from around Vancouver Island you are sure to have a great time.

Walk on Water Standup Paddleboarding

Padding is a great way to experience Vancouver Island BC. We have two convenient locations Pacific Shores Resort & Spa/Creekside Suites in Nanoose Bay and at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville. Come explore the ocean playground on one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards, or Kayaks. Book your adventure with us today.

Phone: 250-927-4931
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