Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort Parksville 2 nights

Start your relaxing getaway with a beautiful ferry ride from West Vancouver to Nanaimo and a short drive to Parksville. Situated on the east mid-coast of Vancouver Island, this charming seaside town offers a diverse array of activities that will suit visitors of all tastes. Parksville’s beaches are a picturesque expanse of sand perfect for birdwatching, walking and relaxing all year round. Visitors can browse an eclectic collection of art galleries, boutiques, bookstores, restaurants and markets. Enjoying the outdoors is a way of life in the Parksville area, which boasts activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, golf, diving and much more.

Vacation package includes two nights stay at the Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, round-trip ferries from Metro Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay) for two adults and one car.

Top 5 things to do

  • Enjoy the serene coastal beauty of expansive Parksville Beach
  • Take an excursion to Lasqueti, Texada, Winchelsea or Jedediah Islands
  • Explore the Mount Arrowsmith UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Top Bridge recreation area and the Hamilton Marsh wetlands
  • Shop for unique local art at the McMillan Arts Centre Oceanside Community Arts Council
  • Attend local events like the Brant Wildlife Festival, the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and the Bethlehem Walk celebration

Additional Activities can be added to your package during the booking process

Day 1

Day 1 - Vancouver to Parksville

Ferry: West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay)

Staying at: Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort (One Bedroom Suite)
1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P 2E3

Your getaway starts with a beautiful ferry ride from West Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia to Nanaimo. From the Departure Bay ferry terminal, a 30-minute drive north along the coast brings you to Parksville, which offers an enchanting combination of breathtaking waterfront scenery and small-town hospitality. After checking in to your hotel, acquaint yourself with your surroundings by taking a walk through town and stopping at some of the local shops, galleries and restaurants.

Day 2

Day 2 - Parksville

Staying at: Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort (One Bedroom Suite)
1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P 2E3

Parksville puts an impressive array of activities at your fingertips. Visitors of all tastes can find something to do at any time of year. Experience the rich coastal ecosystem with a boat excursion to Texada Island, Lasqueti Island, Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park or the ecological reserve of South Winchelsea Island. On land, Mount Arrowsmith UNESCO Biosphere Reserve offers 60 kilometres of hiking trails, and Hamilton Marsh is home to excellent birdwatching. Other attractions and activities include community festivals, golf courses, trail rides, petting zoos, performing arts venues and much more.

Day 3

Day 3 - Parksville to Vancouver

Ferry: Nanaimo (Departure Bay) to West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay)

After an idyllic morning walk along the beach and a visit to a local café or restaurant, drive south along the coast to Nanaimo’s Departure Bay ferry terminal. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Gulf Islands as the ferry sails through the tranquil waters of the Strait of Georgia on the way to the Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver.

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Today's price from $314 CAD

+ $12.00 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

2 nights

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Package includes

  • Accommodation Two nights' accommodation at the Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in a One-Bedroom Suite; max. 4 ppl.
  • Parking Included Complimentary parking for BC Ferries Vacations guests
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island for two adults and one car

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