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Nearby Attractions

We are located in the Oceanside region of Vancouver Island, within walking distance of Parksville grocery stores, shops and restaurants, and just minutes from the many attractions and events that the region has to offer, including:

  • Golfing – 5 championship golf courses nearby; others within an hours drive
  • Beaches and swimming
  • Fresh and salt water fishing
  • Tennis
  • Mini-golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Nature trails, interpretive trails
  • Bird watching
  • Water park
  • Kayaking
  • Spas
  • Parksville restaurants, markets and grocery stores
  • Coombs ‘Goats-on-a-Roof’ markets and artisans



Seven Wonders of Oceanside

Local Parksville and Qualicum Beach region residents and visitors alike were encouraged to vote for the attractions they felt best represented the truly unique experience of our region between August 1 and August 31 of 2007. Here are the Seven Wonders of Oceanside, as well as an “Eighth Wonder” nominated by Heart Haven RV Family Campground staff:

#1: Cathedral Grove

A BC Provincial Park preserving a section of lush 800-year-old old growth forest.  “The trees are unbelievable, some have trunks wider than a car.”  Unforgettable.

#2: Horne Lake Caves

Experience the magic of the underground world.

#3: The Boot at Paradise Adventure Golf

Two exquisite quarter-scale miniature golf courses, flowers, fountains and fantasy scenes featuring a pirate galleon, 45’ tall “there was an old woman…” shoe, a Victorian mansion, and more.

#4: Rathtrevor Beach Park

World-class beach; miles of sand; warm and shallow at low tide.

#5: The Aquarium at The Landing Restaurant

View the 27,000-liter saltwater aquarium while dining– mesmerizing!

#6: Milner Gardens and Woodlands

One of the ten best public gardens in Canada.

#7: The Old School House Arts Centre

Features monthly exhibitions by BC artists., resident artists and a gift shop; a cultural focal point of the region.

BONUS: Top Bridge Park

Mountain bike trails and river swimming – winding river, fresh water, and surrounding forest.  Take your inner tube and let the current take you back to Heart Haven! Dog walking park at the entrance to the top bridge trail.  

For more info about Oceanside attractions, check out the official tourism website :