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“What is the sound of 100 dogs barking?”
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Riverbend Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
1 review
“What is the sound of 100 dogs barking?”
Reviewed August 31, 2007

You'll have to go to Riverbend Resort to find out! This resort is definitely not for everyone. If you're looking for a peaceful, quiet holiday, consider another place. Riverbend Resort is in a beautiful location but is right off the highway and crowded. The trailers are crammed in right next to each other. And there are dogs. Many dogs. Between the sound of trucks from the highway, the neighbors television, and, of course, the dogs, it is far from peaceful. At $150/night for a yurt (big round tent, nicely furnished, kitchenette), there are far better bargains on the island.

  • Liked — Close to Parksville
  • Disliked — The noise level, cost-value ratio
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2005

It's just one of those places that you find by accident sometimes. Great setting by the river and really peaceful. Easy to get to the beach and not far from the town. We really enjoyed our holiday there. We'll be back next year!

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed July 30, 2004

July 30/04
My friend and I fell in love with Riverbend the minute we walked into the Resort office! We loved the rustic, log cabin look. The owners & staff are very friendly. Everyone we talked to during our stay was happy with Mr. & Mrs. Taylor (the owners).
We were fortunate enough to be able to stay for 2 days----I say fortunate, because we didn't have reservations and it's just prior to the August long weekend--the peak of summer! The rates are VERY affordable---it was so encouraging to us, since we had had a few negative experiences during our Island holiday and really wanted to end our little holiday on a positive note--well, we found it at Riverbend!! We stayed in a cute, little one bedroom cabin. Very clean and well equipped. The only 2 things missing were scissors and pot holders....but hey, those are very easily worked around--even for the novice 'camper' that I am!! I'm very sure if I had asked at the office, they would have provided them.
We plan on going back next year......we'll reserve, of course. It's a wonderful setting---great place to relax and read a good book! I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2004
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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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