Paradise Acres Ranch

Welcome to our Friendly, Picturesque and exciting 125-Acre Horse Ranch with a Panoramic View of Mount Arrowsmith & Mount Moriarity!

Located close to the Englishman River & Rathtrevor Beach we have access to endless picturesque trails for horse-back riding, hiking and cycling! We enjoy sharing this Paradise with other Nature and/or Horse-Lovers! Located 15 minutes from North Nanaimo, five minutes from Parksville we have the best of all worlds.

Book Horse Trail rides and the Mountain view room where you have use of the outdoor Kitchen and patio plus the Games Room, Hot Tub and Swim spa...

Or perhaps you have an RV and wish to enjoy a full-serviced RV site or would you like to do 'wild' tent camping - just choose your site on the Ranch. You will definitely want to book the Trail ride - you are certain to enjoy the friendly horses and the fantastic trails ! A brief riding lesson is included at the beginning of the ride and ongoing instruction ensures that you are a 'better rider' when you finish. You will revel in your accomplishment and be 'full with the beauty and sense of calm' you experience out on the Trail. Ride is through some amazing terrain sometimes including Arbutus Groves at the top of a hill or perhaps around some ponds or through Craig Creek which transverses the property. The rides are adjusted to the level of the riders so everyone will have fun; from the absolute beginners to the very experienced riders. We adjust the horses to suit the type of rider so that everyone will feel good about the experience!

If you would like to 'further improve' your riding skills we also have occasional and ongoing riding lessons year round.

The Paradise Acres Ranch property is a mixture of fields and wooded areas with approximately fifty horses wandering the various pastures and paddocks! It is definitely 'worth a look' and a 'stay...'