Park Sands Beach Resort – Parksville, BC

What a beach!

What a beach!

Park Sands is located smack dab in the middle of Parksville, BC on the Pacific Ocean’s Georgia Strait.  The region calls itself  ‘Oceanside’ for a good reason.  The beaches are long and sandy and retain the heat of the sun so when the tide rises it warms the water nicely.  If you ever want to take children to the beach, then come on over for world class sandcastle making and wading. Continue reading

Bella Pacifica Campground – Tofino, BC


Bella Pacifica Campground is located just minutes outside of Tofino on Mackenzie Beach. It offers walk-out beach front sites, ocean view sites, as well as forested sites. Tofino is a 3 hour drive from Nanaimo and 5 hours from Victoria, but it is well worth the trip.

This scenic town is located near Long Beach and the Pacific Rim National Park. The area is know for its great surfing, pristine beaches, old growth forest, whale watching and spectacular hiking. If you are looking for a trip the exemplifies the “Great BC Outdoors” then Tofino has it all.  The small town of Tofino also offers several great restaurants, local shops and guided tour operators. Whale watching tours, surfing lessons, kayaking excursions, fishing expeditions and hiking treks can all be booked through local operators on the streets of Tofino, or booked online ahead of time. Continue reading