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Park Sands is located, on Hwy. 19A (Oceanside Route), in the centre of Parksville, approximately 200 metres east of the junction of Hwy. 19A and Hwy. 4A.

When travelling to Parksville, on Hwy. 19, from the north end of the Island, take Exit 51, and turn left, onto Hwy. 4A. Proceed, downhill, to the junction with Hwy. 19A and turn right, onto 19A. We are about 200 metres from the junction. It is a left turn, into Park Sands. So, immediately after turning onto Hwy. 19A, get into the left lane and then the centre, turn lane, to make the left turn, into the campground.

When travelling to Parksville, on Hwy. 19, from the south end of the Island, take Exit 46, onto Hwy. 19A. Continue on Hwy. 19A, until you cross the Orange Bridge, over the Englishman River. Then, proceed through two traffic lights and a flashing pedestrian light. We are on the right, about 100 metres after the flashing pedestrian light.

Larger units, travelling from the south end of the Island, may be better off taking Exit 51, instead of Exit 46, as the turn into the campground, when using Exit 46, is harder to make, than if you take Exit 51. At Exit 51, turn right, onto Hwy. 4A. Proceed, downhill, to the junction with Hwy. 19A and turn right, onto 19A. We are about 200 metres from the junction. It is a left turn, into Park Sands. So, immediately after turning onto Hwy. 19A, get into the left lane and then the centre, turn lane, to make the left turn, into the campground.

Travel to Parksville, from the mainland, is by BC Ferries. They provide fast, frequent service, carrying passengers and every class of vehicle between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Take either the Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay ferry, or, Tsawwassen to Duke Point, just south of Nanaimo. Fourty minutes after disembarking you are in Parksville.

Alternately, take the Tsawwassen Ferry to Swartz Bay and enjoy the drive up Highway 1 (approx. 2 1/2 hrs) to Parksville.

Rates are cheaper during the week than they are on the weekend.

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