Parks Parksille Vancouver Island

Staying at Madrona Beach Resort gives you excellent access to a number of community and provincial parks and trails. Drive a few minutes to Parksville Community Park and Rathtrevor Provincial Park or take a day trip to Pacific Rim National Park on the Island's west coast - or explore another park that's somewhere in between...

Click on the links below for details on our favourite parks. For a complete list of Provincial Parks, visit the BC Parks website. For details on the many community parks, visit the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Tourism website.

Rathtrevor Provincial Park - Walking distance from Madrona Beach Resort! Excellent for bird watching as you walk along the park's many trails through the old growth forest with mature Douglas firs.

Parksville Community Park - Known for its famous beach, this park is the site for festivals and events throughout the year. It includes a large playground, water park, two tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, a kite field, skateboard park, concession stand and picnic facilities.

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park - Located southwest of Parksville on the Errington Road, this park lies along the Englishman River. Special features include a spectacular canyon between two waterfalls, plus several walking trails through lush, old growth forests.

Cathedral CoveMacMillan Provincial Park/Cathedral Grove - No visit to Parksville is complete without a trip to see the giant Douglas fir trees in Cathedral Grove. On the south side of the highway, hike through the park's network of trails and gaze at these magnificent trees, some more than 800 years old - and one with a circumference of more than 29 feet! Then, walk across to the north side where you'll find groves of ancient Western red cedars towering above pristine Cameron Lake. Approx. 25 min. from MBR on Hwy 4


Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park - This provincial park straddles the entire southern shore of Cameron Lake and straddles the Little Qualicum River. This is a popular destination for families with its trails that take you to picturesque views of the mountains, river and waterfalls.

Mount Arrowsmith Regional Park - Mount Arrowsmith is the most prominent peak you'll notice during your visit to Oceanside. This park offers great hiking and rock climbing with superb views of Vancouver Island. The park is located approximately 20 kilometres from Hwy 4, along a gravel logging road. Access to the mountain is located near the summit of Hwy 4, nine kilometres east of Port Alberni.

Spider Lake Provincial Park - One of the best picnic sites in the area with a small sandy beach ideal for families and people of all ages. Stocked with small-mouth bass and rainbow trout, the lake is a great for fishing, as well as swimming, canoeing and kayaking (powerboats are prohibited).

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada - Just a day-trip away from Madrona Beach Resort lies this world famous park that is home to the West Coast Trail, Long Beach and Broken Group of Islands. Visit this park to experience Vancouver Island's rugged west coast and the strength of the Pacific Ocean.


Need directions? Contact us or drop by the Madrona Beach Resort Office for advice on the best routes to take, travel times and distances.


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