Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

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.

Family time at Rathtrevor Beach. Image: @sarahkirstien_images
“ At low tide, the ocean recedes almost a kilometer back from Rathtrevor's shoreline. ”

Reconnect With Nature

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! Visitors should call the Rathtrevor Beach Nature House at 250-474-1336 ahead of their planned visit to ensure it is open.

Rathtrevor's beachfront trail. Photo credit: @spencermengual

Hit the Trails

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. Check out the BC Parks Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park page for complete amenity details.

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