Mountain Biking

Seek out local single tracks for miles of off-road fun and exercise.

Mountain Biking Trails

Top Bridge Park is a popular spot for mountain biking just a few minutes from downtown Parksville. Top Bridge Mountain Bike Park offers beginner to intermediate level trail systems specialized for mountain bikers and maintained by local bike clubs. The five kilometres of trails run alongside the beautiful Englishman River.

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park also offer more beginner level trails for mountain bikers.

Hammerfest is a large, varied trail network in Errington by Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. Home to a number of races every year, Hammerfest has everything from intermediate flowy cross-country loops to black diamond downhill runs. Access Hammerfest either from Englishman River Falls Provincial Park's main parking lot or from the yellow gate by the park entry.

Regional Bike Trails

Parksville Qualicum Beach is lucky to enjoy a series of regional trails connecting our parks and communities.

  • If you're headed out to Top Bridge Park, you can bike there from the Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on the 5-kilometre Top Bridge Regional Trail. You can also access the Englishman River Regional Park trail network. Be sure to stop and enjoy the views from the unique pedestrian suspension bridge spanning the river.
  • The Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail offers 7 kilometres of paved, wide paths for beginner bikers to enjoy.
  • The 13-kilometre Parksville Qualicum Beach Links is a low-traffic, scenic road perfect for biking between Qualicum Beach and Parksville.

    For a map of regional bike trails, click here.
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More Fun on Two Wheels

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

One of the most beautiful parks on Vancouver Island, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park is truly a sight to behold.

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville is one of the province's most popular family destinations.

Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail

The 7 km Rail Trail follows along the south side of the E&N tracks between Coombs and Parksville.

Top Bridge Regional Park in Parksville

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Parks & Nature

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Our unique geographical setting provides a wide range of parks, gardens, rivers, lakes, and trails where you can unplug and reconnect with nature. Within minutes of downtown, you can visit our parks to escape the everyday.

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