Family Activities in Parksville Qualicum Beach

So, you are looking for family activities in Parksville Qualicum Beach, BC's beach playground which includes miles and miles of sand at your feet. There are so many things to do in Parksville Qualicum Beach in the summer, but the main thing people like to do is go to the beach.

Here is a list of family fun activities to do while visiting Parksville Qualicum Beach.

1. Play at Mini-Golf Fun Zones

Sink some puts at Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park featuring two world-class mini-golf courses complete with a mini lighthouse, pirate ship and Victorian mansion. Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf will whisk you away to another land filled with mini mountains, rapids and a research station.

Play Mini Golf
Playing at Rathtrevor Beach

2. Play at The Beach

Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville is one of the province's most popular family destinations and is home to many resorts (along Resort Drive). Rathtrevor includes wonderful ocean views (about five kilometers of beachfront), forest (features an oceanfront trail), and parkland (includes shaded picnic grounds and space to play). At low tide, it feels like you could walk forever as the ocean recedes almost a kilometer back from the shoreline.

3. Go Shopping

Shop at unique boutique stores and galleries that satisfy just about any wants and needs.

4. Eat!

Find a restaurant with an incredible view, cozy atmosphere, or ingredients sourced from local farms.

“ Our favourite place to play & relax is Rathtrevor Beach! The most amazing beach on Earth. ” McKenzie Kroes, myPQB Story Contest

5. Visit Coombs

Visit Coombs for fun shops and attractions including the infamous Old Country "Goats on the Roof" Market. They have a wonderful Coombs Country Campground not far away from the market.

6. Hike The Falls

Head to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park for hiking, fishing and camping or viewing salmon in the fall.

7. Visit Nanoose Bay

Explore the sandstone beaches of Nanoose Bay, especially at Madrona Point (at the end of Madrona Drive) and be sure to check out the scuba diving if you are a diver.

The landscape at Madrona Point
Spend A Day at Morningstar Farm

8. Taste Local Flavours

Visit the Little Qualicum Cheeseworks located at Morningstar Farm in Parksville.

9. Shop The Street Market

Be sure to enjoy a street market with lots of local culture and you never know what treasures you might find.

10. Explore Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

Horne Lake Caves guided tours (for ages 5+) and above ground activities makes for an excellent and memorable family experience.

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