Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Parksville

The area's opera and entertainment are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Parksville. Travellers to this walkable city praise the beaches, seaside and island views. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Parksville

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Parksville a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paradise Fun Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Little Qualicum Cheeseworks (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Morningstar Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Eaglecrest Golf Club (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Parksville

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Parksville

Parksville is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Parksville. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Parksville Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Parksville Community Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Top Bridge Community Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Milner Gardens and Woodland (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Englishman River Falls Provincial Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Parksville

The nearest airport is in Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), located 20 mi (32.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Pender Harbour, BC (YPT-Pender Harbour Waterdrome), which is 24.6 mi (39.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Parksville?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 261 holiday lettings near Parksville. From 112 Houses to 55 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Parksville is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Parksville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Parksville. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park: 342 holiday lettings
  • Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf: 344 holiday lettings
  • Parksville Visitor Centre: 337 holiday lettings
  • Vancouver Island University Parksville Campus: 333 holiday lettings
  • Paradise Fun Park: 328 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Parksville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Parksville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 112 Houses in Parksville. Our other popular types of Parksville holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 55 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 55 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 43 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Parksville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 106 holiday homes with pool available in Parksville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.