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. Whether you're planning an outdoor adventure or scheduling a road trip with your family, Parksville Qualicum Beach is home to an array of exceptional campground options. 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.

Camping Spots in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Cedar Grove RV Park & Campground

Nestled alongside Little Qualicum River, Cedar Grove RV Park & Campground hosts 108 campsites across 12-acres. The park boasts an array of amenities, including BBQ pits, laundry facilities, flush toilets, hot showers, an arcade and playground. Just a short 10-minute drive to the charming Coombs Country Market, Cedar Grove is an ideal choice for those looking to explore Parksville Qualicum Beach.

Nourish Farm

Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life at Nourish Farm, a permaculture farm offering a tranquil rural camping experience just 8-minutes from Qualicum Beach. Immerse yourself in nature at one of five campsites and enjoy convenient access to local lakes and beaches, hiking and more.

Pacific Palms RV Resort

Pacific Palms RV Resort offers 84 full-hookup sites, conveniently located in downtown Parksville near the beach boardwalk. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, showers, a guest lounge with games, and a wide variety of nearby attractions such as trails, playgrounds, and a waterpark, making it an ideal choice for groups, seniors, and families.

Paradise Acres Ranch

Paradise Acres Ranch is a 125-acre horse ranch offering picturesque trails for riding, hiking, and cycling near the Englishman River and Rathtrevor Beach. You can camp in RVs or tents, book trail rides, or enjoy a room in the bed and breakfast.

Paradise RV Resort

Paradise 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, as well as a suite available for rent. 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, yurts, 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 a playground, mini-golf, two pools 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 30 campsites, firepits, WiFi, laundry, showers, and more.

Roam Beach Resort

Nestled on the sandy shores of Qualicum Bay, Roam Beach Resort offers a beachfront site with a convenient location. Situated on the historic Old Island Highway, Roam Beach Resort evokes a sense of new adventures and nostalgia for bygone days. Whether you’re reliving fond memories or forging new ones, Roam offers a gateway to the past and the future.

Enjoy the waterfront right in the heart of Vancouver Island. Cozy cabins, beachfront RV sites, and even a unique beachside barrel sauna. All with waterfront beach access and serene views.

Sea Flame Beach Resort

Sea Flame Beach Resort offers oceanside cottages, oceanfront log house rentals, and 4 full-service RV spaces in a park-like setting. Guests can enjoy a pet-friendly stay with WiFi, fire pits and picnic areas, while being near golf and boat rentals.

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.

Whiskey Creek RV Park & Campground

Whiskey Creek RV Park and Campground offers a cozy and tranquil camping experience with 15 grassy, treed sites spread across 3 acres of scenic woods. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, firepit, and RV hook-ups, and the campground is conveniently located near attractions like Cathedral Grove and Little Qualicum Falls.

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.

Learn More

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.

Looking for more ways to expand your outdoor excursion? Make your way to a breathtaking spot like Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, where underground geological phenomena unveil eye-catching crystal formations. Take in the glimmering waters and tranquil atmosphere of Moorecroft Regional Park, or wander through picturesque greenery at Milner Gardens and Woodland. From fishing to bird watching, Parksville Qualicum Beach will fill your days at a campground with endless adventures.

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