Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville is one of the province's most popular family destinations. Rathtrevor Beach is home to many resorts (along Resort Drive) and to the BC Provincial Park / Campground of the same name.
The attractions include sea (five kilometers of beachfront), forest (complete with a circular, oceanfront trail) and parkland (including shaded picnic grounds and lots of space to knock a ball around). At low tide, the ocean recedes almost a kilometer back from Rathtrevor's shoreline.
While you are exploring the park make sure you visit the Rathtrevor Beach Nature House. This interpretive centre is a hub for environmental education featuring camps, events, and the ever popular Jerry's Rangers program that helps kids to appreciate the nature of the park, how to be take care of the planet and how to be healthy, active park-using kids!
The Rathtrevor Provincial Park to Top Bridge Municipal Park and Mountain Bike Park is an off-road route that links the provincial park and resorts with a popular walking and swimming area on the Englishman River. Round trip distance from Rathtrevor is 10km.