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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

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Address: Rathtrevor Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-474-1336
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Beautiful sunsets on Rathtrevor Beach

I have been going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park every year since I moved to Vancouver Island in 1980. When our family was young we camped there, now my children are camping with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Victoria, British Columbia
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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park every year since I moved to Vancouver Island in 1980. When our family was young we camped there, now my children are camping with their families each summer. There are lots of picnic tables, sun if you want it, shade under the beautiful large cedar trees if required. There are lovely well... More 

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Qualicum
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this park is clean and has moderate facilities. The bike 'bump track' is a favourite of kids. Very expensive for a provincial camp site.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited in the fall the waves were crashing and the beach was very small- just a few meters. Still a beautiful spot with its windswept trees.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A sunny day....tide out revealing a half mile of pristine sand. Walking trails where you just might run into a black tailed deer. There also is an amazing camp ground and picnic areas for the family. Can also rent a covered area to hold group functions...we had our reception here. Love this place.

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Aldridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stayed with my family in a house nearby and went for a long walk through the park. Very pleasant with good views of the sea and plenty of well-marked trails in the park. Good display boards with descriptions of local flora and fauna - I could have used more of these ! At present there is construction work going on... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Rathtrevor Park is a must visit anytime of the year. If you are thinking of visiting Vancouver Island be sure to plan a visit here. A family favourite for a walk, pic nic or a camping trip.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

While the park is well managed and maintained there is a downside. You'll be lucky if you can see/feel the sun while your in your campsite due to the 100' firs and if you're a swimmer you'll have to put on your hiking shoes for the 1 km trek to the water at low tide which seem to be all... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The tide was out when I went and I was able to walk quite a ways out on the sand. It just seemed very special to a prairie girl. There is a well maintained walkway. I didn't check out the camping area.

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Very nice views of the water and rugged looking hills and islands. Enjoyed the trails i the old growth forest and on the beach. The park has good facilities for group gatherings and camping.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It's typical BC Parks camping with some sites having 110v plugin's until you get to the beach. The sand is perfect and the tide goes out forever. Consequently, when the tide comes in it's warm enough to swim. The beach itself is surrounded by a mature forest and includes a picnic area adjacent to the beach. We enjoyed a couple... More 

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