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“Family Fun with our LAX team” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riverbend Resort
Sooke, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Family Fun with our LAX team”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We came up for this last weekend for a LAX tournament in Parksville. We stayed in Yurt #2. It was cozy, had a full bath, queen bed that was quite firm, futon, gas fireplace, tv, kitchen with microwave and stove top. It was very comfy. As for location in the park, it was farther away from the kids playground then most of the units but was only a couple minute walk so its not a big deal. The Yurt was nestled nicely in the trees,had a nice little fire pit and picnic table outside. You could also get down to the Englishman river from the resort down a little hill. Would stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Riverbend was top-notch in almost all areas. The service was great throughout--from the booking to the time we left. The cabin was also fine: clean, and everything you could reasonably expect was provided in terms of cooking/eating utensils. Beds were fine, although the pull-out couch is only appropriate for younger children. Lots of places to run around/play/ride bikes during the day when you don't feel like going anywhere. The river is good for a swim or some fishing (small trout).

The only issue we had is that on two separate nights, there were some extremely noisy parties in sites and cabins well past the 10PM curfew (until well into the AM hours one night). I remember those days myself and don't begrudge people the opportunity to party with friends, but Riverbend needs to decide who they are catering to, as you can't really please both the family and the partier crowds.

Other than this one issue, everything was great; we're already talking about returning next year (provided we get some assurances about the noise). My son says he wants to move there permanently.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kelowna, British Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had a family reunion at Riverbend Resort in July, 2012. It was a fairly large event with 68 of us (from babies to seniors) there for 3 days. From the initial contact through to the completion of the event, Heather and all the staff were pleasant, helpful and professional. Heather asked numerous times what she could do to ensure our event was a success and then went above and beyond.

We rented the lodge and the backyard was a great meeting spot for our family dinners. Other family members rented yurts, cabins, RV spots and tenting spots and all were pleased with their accomodations. The weekend was a huge success and everyone commented on what a perfect spot this was for the reunion. We were able to have some intense volleyball and bocce games in the large grassy area; the younger children loved the playground; and folks of all ages enjoyed the beach and water of the Englishman River. We were fortunate that we had beautiful weather.

Based on our experience, I highly recommend the Riverbend Resort if you are planning a family reunion. We did book very early because our group was so large. We also made our own long weekend to avoid the official long weekend. Renting the lodge was very worthwhile as the backyard made a great meeting place for such a large group.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Riverbend campground and RV park is a great place to take your family .
The staff are great and extremely accommodating to all of our needs. The grounds are right beside Englushman River, the water is cool and crisp. The grounds are well kept as well as the cottages. My family loves to go swim, relax and take time to enjoy a great vacation in our own backyard!
I highly recommend this cottage, campground for anyone that wishes the fun of camp/ cottaging in a safe and friendly place
Thanks Riverbend!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had such a great experience at the Riverbend Resort. We came into Parksville late in the evening pulling our travel trailer. There were no available campsites in town, and after driving around for a while, pulled into the driveway of Riverbend. The woman who assisted us was extremely helpful and offered us a bachelor cabin at a discounted rate, since they would be closing up for the night. She showed us where to unhook and park our trailer, while we parked our truck in front of the cabin.
The cabin was very clean, and relatively modern. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, and the wifi and cable tv were great bonuses.
We enjoyed our first night so much, we booked 2 more nights with them.
We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lennea P
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Port Hardy, Canada
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49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

We rented a Yurt for the first time and it was a great choice for accommodation.
Warm and comfortable and had all the perks a hotel would offer from internet to coffee.
Just a different way to enjoy your trip. Give Yurts or Tenting a try!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver Island
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

We only stayed one night but would stay again. Room was beautiful and clean with heated floors, stove, fridge, flat-screen TV and fireplace. Couldn't ask for anything more!! Make sure you check out the river with it's sandy beach... Heather and Shawn are very helpful and make sure to please. Also, very close to Parksville and several other ocean front beaches for that little day trip. Love all the trees!!

Room Tip: Get one of the log homes, very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Riverbend Resort
Address: 1-924 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1R6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverbend RV Resort & Cottages, situated on 16 Acres of wooded parkland on the Englishman River with one of the nicest sandy beaches on the river.Just off highway, minutes from Parksville, beaches, golf, spas, restaurants and shopping. We have 15 fully equipped cottages. Over 100 RV sites that can accommodate up to a 40' trailer, or 45' motorhome. Tenting sites located along the river. Riverbend, the perfect spot to launch your exploration of Vancouver Island. ... more   less 
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