A Guide to Camping in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Reconnect with nature when you go camping in Parksville Qualicum Beach.

A pickup truck with camper attachment is parked behind a picnic table in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in British Columbia
Camping at Rathtrevor Beach. Image: @gordontolman

Sleep under the stars when you visit Parksville Qualicum Beach at one of our oceanfront, riverside, or forest campgrounds and RV resorts. All of Parksville Qualicum Beach’s campgrounds and RV parks offer plenty of family and pet-friendly amenities and most have partial or full hook-ups for your RV. If you don’t have a tent or RV, but still want a campground experience, many locations offer comfortable cabin rentals that are perfect for a rustic getaway.

Camper's Code

Take the Pledge

The Camper's Code has 9 rules that are really easy to follow. When all campers follow them, these good things happen: Camping continues to be enjoyable for all; Nature remains pristine and beautiful; People camping in the same area become friends; Animals stay wild and free.

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Learn more about each of our campgrounds below:

Heart Haven RV Family Campground

Heart Haven RV Family Campground (formerly Big Tent) is located just over the Orange Bridge in Parksville. It sits along the Englishman River and has grassy sites and endless opportunities for outdoor fun. Swim in the river, go fishing, or relax by the heated pool. If you feel like breaking a sweat, Big Tent has volleyball courts, tetherball, and basketball courts.

Mack's Boondock Ranch & Campground

Set up your Vancouver Island basecamp at Mack’s Boondock Ranch & Campground. This peaceful oasis is located in the heart of Hilliers. It sits just 10 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Qualicum. Mack’s Boondock offers sites with full hook-ups for RVs and access to water, WiFi, and outhouses.

Paradise Adventure RV Resort

Paradise Adventure RV Resort is just a few blocks from the centre of Parksville. This resort is family-oriented with mini-golf courses, arcades, game rooms, and more plus easy access to the beach and the best of Parksville Qualicum Beach’s outdoor activities.

Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville

Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville (formerly Parrys RV Park & Campground) is a secluded spot on the Englishman River. It has pull-through sites with power, water, sewers, cable, WiFi, firepits, and more. Take advantage of the river and go swimming or hang out by the rock beach. This spot is another great family-friendly option, providing hours of fun for all ages.

Qualicum First Nations Campground

Qualicum First Nations Campground is a popular destination with waterfront views, cabins, and RV hook-ups. Surrounded by trees, the ocean, and the Big Qualicum River, you are sure to have an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Riverbend Resort Campground

Riverbend is surrounded by 16 acres of woods right along the Englishman River. It sits close to Parksville’s beaches and several parks and playgrounds. Riverbend Resort is equipped with tent sites, cabins, toilets, showers, laundry, RV sites, and hookups.

Riverside Resort & Campground

Riverside Resort & Campground is a popular site for families, reunions, and group trips. Their resort includes playgrounds, mini-golf, a pool and waterslides, and barbecue areas. It’s also close to the beach, so you will always have plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Riverside has over 45 campsites, firepits, WiFi, laundry, showers, and more.

Surfside RV Resort

Surfside RV Resort is an incredible oceanfront resort with a clubhouse, pool, spa, and more. Reservations are recommended to ensure availability. Visitors will enjoy the privacy of a gated RV community within walking distance to restaurants and shopping in Parksville.

We’re here to help you plan your next vacation to Parksville Qualicum Beach. Visit our sandy beaches, explore our biking and hiking trails, and get a feel for our small-town charm. If you’re not sure where to start, download our Discovery Guide to learn more today.

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