The area.

Dubbed by some as the Jewel of Vancouver Island, Parksville is on Highway 19A, 37 kms. north of Nanaimo, between the Englishman River and French Creek. If you’re planning to visit Vancouver Island, BC, Parksville is a must-see destination. Read more about this beautiful city below.

Parksville is best known for its large, sandy beaches and its best-known event is the world-famous sandcastle-building competition in the summer.

Local media, businesses and civil services frequently refer to Parksville, with its adjacent municipalities, as the community of “Oceanside”, typically including Qualicum Beach, French Creek, Coombs, Hilliers, Errington and Nanoose.

Spanish explorers were in the area as early as 1791. Their maps called the Englishman River “Rio de Grullas”, the River of Cranes.


Whether you’re shooting for par or trying to break one hundred, Vancouver Island offers the shots you’ll remember for the rest of your life.


Qualicum Beach, Parksville and the surrounding area offer an incredible array of activities for every snowbird from outdoor lovers to bookworms.


Enjoy a spa escape while staying at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort. Three Parksville spas are nearby with a wide array of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.


Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is located in the heart of Canada’s Riviera overlooking one of the most spectacular beaches in the world, Rathtrevor Beach.

Discovered for our beaches. Treasured for our lifestyle.

With over 7.5 km of sandy shoreline, a variety of Vancouver Island golf courses, a mild year-round climate, a great selection of parks, trails galore, an abundance of wildlife, world-famous Vancouver Island fishing, outstanding Parksville spas, and superb shopping opportunities on every street corner, there are Parksville tourist attractions near our resort for everyone to enjoy.

Festivals & Events:

Every August the Parksville Beach Festival is held over a three week period which includes Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition, beach volleyball & croquet tournaments, a bike-a-thon, a classic car show and more.

Parksville Community Park

Featuring two ball fields and a lacrosse box with public tennis courts, a curling rink, concession stand, an awesome BMX/Skateboard Park, two quality conditioned beach volleyball areas, and an incredible children’s playground with Vancouver Island’s greatest Water Spray.

Vancouver Island Fishing & Boat Launch Areas:

Beachcomber Marina
French Creek Marina
Schooner Cove Marina
Deep Bay Marina

Oceanside Place

Main Features include Two NHL rinks and Leisure Ice Sheet, Multipurpose Floor, Spectator Seating, Multipurpose Room, Meeting Room, Concession, & skate shop.

Ravensong Aquatic Centre

Features a 25-metre Olympic short course pool, a leisure pool and a whirlpool as well as a Nordic dry sauna and a Finnish steam room.

Coombs Village

Well-known Coombs village is a unique location with numerous gift shops and craft outlets. Its Old Country Market is a great place to pick up some delicious food from their extensive bakery, produce selection, and large deli with products from nearby and around the world.  Features several heritage buildings, mini golf, unique galleries as well as numerous gift shops and craft outlets. Summer is the time for “Old West” activities Bull-o-Rama, a fiddle jamboree, a bluegrass festival and a 2-day rodeo, even a “Just for the Heck Of It” parade.

The residences.

The Residences at Sunrise Ridge Resort is designed to provide exceptional livability that they seem even more spacious than the actual square footage. Smart planning maximizes every square foot in these comfortable vacation homes.

The resort.

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is located in Parksville, BC, on Vancouver Island, overlooking the sandy beaches and calming waters of the Strait of Georgia in the heart of the Canadian Mediterranean, boasting the mildest climate in all of Canada.

Experience Sunrise Ridge Resort community lifestyle for yourself.

Stop for a moment and listen to a birdsong, watch the seagulls soaring overhead, walk the sandy beaches right outside your door and feel the soft ocean breezes. No matter what you enjoy doing during your Vancouver Island visit, you’ll find an endless array of Parksville tourist attractions near Sunrise Ridge Resort for adults and children of all ages.

Interested in owning? When you own property in this stunning resort community in Parksville, you’ll be able to refresh your body and mind whenever you choose.  We sell 2-bedroom vacation homes in our professionally managed resort community.  Contact us today to learn more about owning here, owner programs and rental revenue potential!



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