Outdoor Activities

It’s easy to get outside, get on the water, and stay active when you visit Parksville Qualicum Beach.

If you love exploring and trying heart-pumping new adventures, Parksville Qualicum Beach offers endless outdoor fun. Just a few minutes away from our beaches and downtown, you can hop on the trail systems of several provincial parks for hours of hiking and mountain biking in spectacular natural settings.

With so much water access on our coastline, rivers, and lakes, you can’t leave the island without trying a day out on the water, either kayaking, boating, standup paddle boarding, or fishing. Vancouver Island is also home to once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing opportunities like whale watching expeditions and birdwatching tours with an expert guide.

See all of the outdoor activity options in Parksville Qualicum Beach and start planning your next outdoor adventure with us!

Paddling Calm Waters. Photo credit: @jhafichuk
Paddling Calm Waters. Image: @jhafichuk

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No matter what outdoor activity you are planning, be prepared. Follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials. AdventureSmart is a great resource to help you get informed before heading outdoors.

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