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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

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Address: Rathtrevor Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 474-1336
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We have lived on Vancouver Island for nearly 20 years and have stayed at the Rathtrevor Campgrounds and used the beach/picnic area often. We now live in Qualicum Beach which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have lived on Vancouver Island for nearly 20 years and have stayed at the Rathtrevor Campgrounds and used the beach/picnic area often. We now live in Qualicum Beach which is about 15 minutes from this park so we are there very often. This is Vancouver Island's most popular Park and for very good reason. It has some of the... More 

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London, Kentucky
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Like - easy to find, loads of parking, huge beach. Dislike - people who don't read the signs about NO DOGS on the beach. To be fair, the signage is a little inconsistent but still. Worth stopping at if you are on you way through Parksville

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Just went camping for Victoria Day weekend and the kids (6, 8, 10) and I had a blast riding around the campsites and park. Bathroom facilities were very good, as far as campsites go.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bring your tent,bike and bathing suit. There are lots of trails to explore and it is an easy ride into the town of Parksville. The town beach offers food, paddleboard rentals and kayaks for more water fun as well as a skatepark. Check the events schedule as there is often something happening in or around the for some extra entertainment.

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Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great, easily accessible park near the ocean. Wonderful and well marked trails. Walking on the beach during low tide is a favourite.

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The beach was clean and the sand to the grandchildren's liking. So clear and shallow we were able to wade out nearly to the next island!

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Forest and ocean, what more could you ask for. Trails were great and the whole park is very well taken care of.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We go here once a year exclusively for the kids. The playground has been redone and has a great bike park for the 5-10 year olds. Campsites are very private and roomy on average. One major complaint for us is the dog situation. Dogs and camping are synonymous and there is no off-leash area within walking distance of this park.... More 

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Eagle Mountain, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Although we didn't camp there, we checked it out and were really impressed by the facilities-restrooms/showers, playgrounds, close beach access, little bit of hiking. Really pretty area. For us it was an all day adventure as we walked from our resort, Pacific Shores, up the beach to Rathtrevor. The tide just happened to go way, way out that day so... More 

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Prince Albert, Sask.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Walked from our cottage to this park every morning. The walk is so scenic and you can hear the sea lions barking. The trail is also nice for cycling on.

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