Cycling & Skateparks

  • Riding the Parksville Skatepark

    Riding the Parksville Skatepark.
    Riding the Parksville Skatepark.
  • Hitting a jump at Top Bridge

    Hitting a jump at Top Bridge mountain bike park.
    Hitting a jump at Top Bridge mountain bike park.

Explore trails, parks and cycling routes just for fun or for touring our communities.

A stunning trail leads from Parksville's Resort Drive and Rathtrevor Beach to Top Bridge Park, home to a mountain bike course that ranks as one of BC's best. Located along the banks of the Englishman River and connected by trail from Rathtrevor, this is the only park on Vancouver Island designated for mountain bikes. Its trails vary from intermediate to advanced and are maintained by a local bike club. Its location makes it a favourite not only for bike enthusiasts, but for picnickers and for swimmers. It is also accessible by road.

Whether on a BMX or skateboard, Parksville's skatepark by the sea has phenomenal views of the ocean. The Qualicum Beach BMX track and skate park are set in the forest behind the Ravensong Aquatic Centre and the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - just a few pedal strokes from the heart of the village.

Visit the Regional District of Nanaimo's website for complete regional parks and trails information and maps.


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