6 Places to Swim in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Wanna swim? Oh boy, have you got options!

Person swimming in Parksville Qualicum Beach
Photo by Kelly Kanuka, 2012 myPQB Story Contest.

1. Ocean Swim:

Swim in bathtub warm waters after the tide comes in over sun-baked sand. Popular spots include Rathtrevor Beach and the 4 poles at Qualicum Beach.

2. Lake Swim:

Spider Lake and Cameron Lake are local favourites.

3. River Swim:

Jump off "the nose" into the Englishman River at Top Bridge or enjoy the deep crystal-clear pool at the base of the lower Englishman River Falls.

4. At the Campground:

Have a blast at Qualicum Beach's Riverside Resort, featuring a waterslide and 2 pools. Or let the kids enjoy the man-made swimming pond at Qualicum Bay Resort.

5. At the Pool:

On a cold or rainy day, you can still enjoy some water play time at Ravensong Pool in Qualicum Beach! Many hotels in the area also feature pools, some indoor.

6. At the Spa:

The mineral pool at Tigh-Na-Mara's Grotto Spa is infused with natural minerals and trace elements which help to detoxify the body.

Stunning Coastline


Relax on our sandy beaches, where the calm waters welcome swimmers and boaters.

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