Parksville is a delightful area located beside the ocean, north of Nanaimo and close to the nearby areas of Qualicum Beach, Errington and Nanoose. Well-known for its beautiful beaches and small-town charm, Parksville is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer for the annual Beach Festival and Sand Sculpting Competition. Like Qualicum Beach, Parksville is also an attractive retirement community due to its lovely scenery and relaxed lifestyle.
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
This park is well-known for its expansive shoreline and scenic beachfront area. As well as the beach, this park features parkland forest, a campground and picnic areas.
Englishman River Regional Park
This park and nature conservation area provides beautiful natural scenery, walking trails and great opportunities to see wildlife. Also connects to the Top Bridge Crossing and Top Bridge Trail.
Parksville Community Park
This 39-acre park includes a boardwalk, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball courts and an outdoor gym.