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Temporary Closure of Beaches to Dogs
Beaches within the Parksville Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area (PQBWMA) will be temporarily closed to dogs to protect migrating Black Brant geese. Rathtrevor Beach will be closed to dogs from February 15 to April 30 and Parksville Bay Beach, Qualicum Beach from March 1 to April 30.More Info
The beaches in Parksville Qualicum Beach boast vast stretches of white sand and calm waters for hours of family fun.
In the summertime, Parksville Qualicum Beach is one of the sunniest and warmest spots on Vancouver Island. Our calm, warm waters are perfect for swimming and splashing. When low tide hits, the beaches here widen and expand, for plenty of space to explore. Visitors enjoy our beaches and coastlines year-round for sunset strolls, world-class birding, boating, and fishing.
Find out more about our three main beaches below:
A popular destination for families, Parksville Beach hosts our big summer festival and sand sculpting competition. Kids will love hunting for seashells during low tide and exploring the beachfront playground and water park.
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
The ultimate beach for nature lovers and birders, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is lined with towering Douglas Fir trees and connected to a campground and local trail system. Stop by the Rathtrevor Beach Nature House to learn more about the local environment.
Qualicum Beach is family-friendly, with wide expanses of white sand during low tide and a paved, shady promenade to enjoy when the tide comes in. Be sure to visit the walkable downtown “village” where you’ll find charming local shops, galleries, and restaurants.
“ In the summertime, Parksville Qualicum Beach is one of the sunniest and warmest spots on Vancouver Island. ”
Places to Stay
From oceanfront hotels and resorts, to charming bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and more - find the perfect place to stay for your Parksville Qualicum Beach getaway.Learn More
Find Your Inspiration
Order or download a free copy of our Discovery Guide, a comprehensive travel planning tool to help you plan your visit to Parksville Qualicum Beach.View the Guide
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