Parksville is a popular area for people from east of the mountains and from Northern B.C to over-winter. The winters here are mild compared to other parts of the country, and, because Parksville is protected, by Mt. Arrowsmith, from the wet, wild storms that blow in from the Pacific Ocean, the area also enjoys some of the lowest annual rainfalls on the West Coast.

Some years it is possible to golf right through the winter. There are six courses within ½ an hour’s drive of Park Sands. While snow is not unheard of, it is the exception rather than the rule.

Monthly off-season rates are available at Park Sands from Oct. 1 through to the end of April. During this time only our full service sites, with concrete pads are available. Our washrooms and showers are closed, but the laundry remains open.

High-speed cable Internet access is available, either directly to your site, or, take advantage of our free wireless Internet service. If you have a Shaw e-mail address, we also have Shaw Go Wi-fi, on-site. Telephone service is available to your site through Shaw or Telus.

Because of our location in downtown Parksville, all of your day to day requirements can be found close by. Stores, banks and other services are all within easy walking distance.

A wide variety of organized, or self-directed activities are available in the area. From education, to arts and crafts, to sports, there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay. Take advantage of the many courses offered at Vancouver Island University. Everything from academics to arts, crafts and outdoor leisure programs are offered. Check the many options at Vancouver Island University and Parksville Golden Oldies

For those with ornithological interests, or even for those that just like looking at birds, Parksville provides plenty of opportunities. Located on the Pacific Flyway, the local shoreline is an important resting stop for birds on their migrations north and south. Particularly in the spring, large numbers of shore birds, as well as various sea mammals, congregate in Parksville Bay to feed on the abundance of herring roe deposited in the annual spawn.

The Brant Festival. draws attention to our feathered visitors, with events focused on wildlife and the arts.

Campground check-in time: 1:00 p.m.
Check-out time 11:00 a.m.