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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 the annual Brant geese migration. Rathtrevor Beach will be closed to dogs from February 15 to April 30. Parksville Bay Beach and Qualicum Beach from March 1 to April 30.More Info
Breathe in the fresh air of our forests, discover breathtaking waterfalls, and learn about the local marine and wildlife.
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 from downtown and the beaches, you can escape to our many parks and natural areas.
While the 800-year-old Douglas Firs in Cathedral Grove - MacMillan Provincial Park and the other-worldly caves at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park are both must-sees, there are so many more beautiful and inspirational spaces to discover. Learn more about all of the ways to immerse yourself in nature and begin exploring all of our parks, educational nature centers, and gardens below!
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.Learn More
Take the Pledge
The Camper's Code has 9 rules that are really easy to follow. When all campers follow them, these good things happen: Camping continues to be enjoyable for all; Nature remains pristine and beautiful; People camping in the same area become friends; Animals stay wild and free.Learn More
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