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Here are 5 things you might not have known about Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville.
How low does it go? At low tide, the ocean recedes almost 1 km, leaving a wide sandy beach ideal for tide pool exploration.
In the spring, Rathtrevor is one of the best spots on Vancouver Island to view the migrating Brant Geese. During the Brant season (February 15 – April 30), no pets are allowed within 100 m of the beach. For more on viewing birds and other wildlife in Parksville Qualicum Beach, check out our blog.
“ Rathtrevor takes its name from the Irish family headed by William Rath who homesteaded on the land in the late 1800s. ”
The Nature House can be found near the campground gate and offers educational programs, on-site naturalists, local flora/fauna displays, and a gift shop.
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks at Morningstar Farm in Parksville makes a Rathtrevor Cheese, named after the very popular park and beach. It's a long-aged fine table cheese that pairs well with fruits and nuts.
Rathtrevor takes its name from the Irish family headed by William Rath, who homesteaded on the land in the late 1800s.
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