Parksville Travel Guide

  • Beautiful Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
    Beautiful Englishman River Falls...
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  • Englishman river falls - first fall
    Englishman river falls - first fall
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  • Englishman river falls - walking trail
    Englishman river falls - walking trail
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Parksville Things to Do

  • Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

    We stumbled upon this park when we were driving from Port Alberni to Victoria. The park is named after the Englishman River and the 2 waterfalls tumbling into the canyon. The forest consists of old-growth and second-growth Douglas fir, maples, cedars and hemlock. There is a large day-use area, as well as several easy hiking trails and a...

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  • A lovely place to go for a walk

    We stumbled upon this park when we were driving from Port Alberni to Victoria.The park is named after the Englishman River and the 2 waterfalls tumbling into the canyon.The forest consists of old-growth and second-growth Douglas fir, maples, cedars and hemlock.There is a large day-use area, as well as several easy hiking trails and a...

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  • Quiet Get-Aways

    Well, in my opinion, for me anyway, is to get over to Parksville on Vancouver Island now and again, because this is where both the parental units live. It's always very relaxing once you are there, you can allow the world to just melt away.Which is something all of us need now and again.

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Parksville Hotels

  • Beach Club Resort

    181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, V9P 2H5, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

    1095 EAST ISLAND HIGHWAY, Parksville, BC V9P2E5

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

    1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, V9P 2E3, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Parksville Restaurants

  • Fast Food

    A&W is a great place to go after the bar, cause its the only one open! Drive through after 11 only, but they always take a long time to get food, so be prepaired for a 15-20 minute wait for you fries! I tend not to order the chubby chicken, they take at least 30mintues! McDonalds is like any other, but watch your order, they seem to hire idiots...

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  • Chinese

    A busy restaurant beside a gas station. I rememer when this one opened up, we thought, no way can it be as good as ding ho(another asian restaurant in town) But we were suprised. Mostly a buffet style, has lots of different foods, and a good price. If you have a large group, you may want to make a reservation, or if you do not want the chance of...

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Parksville Nightlife

  • Yeee Hawwww

    The "front" is a hick bar with mostly live music. Mostly country/oldies, fun to go to every once in a while. Beware, not the best mix of people, definently do not go there if you are looking to meet someone! still fun tho! Anything and everything

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  • New Club

    Beleive it or not, Parksville has a new NIGHTCLUB. DJ and everything!!!I have only been a couple times, and was really dissapointed, I ususally go to Nanaimo for the clubs.They have turned into mostly a strip club now, trying to make more money. There is always fights there, so if you want to have a good time with no fights, do not go...

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  • Most Popular

    The rod is one of the oldest buildings in Parksville. Mostly live music, ecsept the odd Kareoke night. One of the more popular places for locals to go, once was home to only old creepy guys, not the younger crowd attends as well, due to really good bands here every week. Whatever you want, there the girls who wear next to nothing, to the guys who...

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Parksville Transportation

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    Bus, what's a bus?

    by SHAWNA20 Written Feb 13, 2003

    Parksville has a major lack of public transportation. The busses run about 3 times a day. If your not driving, and you have a distance to go, cab it. Since Parksville is only about a 7 minute drive from one end to the other, a lot of locals walk. In the summer, driving is fustrating, so I usually walk when I spend time downtown.

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Parksville Favorites

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    Beautifull Town

    by SHAWNA20 Written Feb 13, 2003

    Favorite thing: Parksville is such a beautiful town. When I was younger, before I learned to enjoy things other than electronic, I hated living here, but it has really grown on me now. There is so much to do here if you want to be outdoors! The summer is the nicest time to visit, with the most to do. Unfortunantly, the town gets so busy, it drives us crazy! Have someone local show you around, show you all the "hidden" spots. They truly are the nicest.

    Fondest memory: Parksville can be so many different things to different people. The locals here are mostly one of three things, NewlyWed, Nearly Dead, or stuck in the middle. Parksville's sister town, called Qualicum, about 5 minutes away, was voted the oldest town in canada, not the age of the town, but the age of the residence.

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