About the Park

Notice: COVID-19 has impacted services in some parks. Please visit www.bcparks.ca to see which parks have been affected.

There are over 5 km of trails in the park. The trails pass through a variety of unique and scenic ecosystems from a lush Douglas fir, Cedar and Alder forest that give way to a sprawling meadow and marshland, then transitions to an oceanside walkway. Many visitors also enjoy strolling along the massive white sand flats of Rathtrevor Beach. There are also many programs offered including by donation programs in the summer for visitors. Please check www.naturehouse.ca for more information.

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Group Camping


Park Info


  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Canoeing / kayaking

  • Fishing

  • Interpretive programs

  • Pets on leash

  • Bicycling
  • Windsurfing

  • Playground

  • Beach

  • BBQ


  • Vehicle accessible

  • Picnic sites

  • Camping

  • Group campsites

  • Toilets

  • Showers

  • Drinking water

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Sani-station / dump facilities

  • Winter recreation


Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is located on central Vancouver Island 3 km south of Parksville on Hwy 19a. Take exit #51 from the Inland Island Highway (Hwy #19) and follow signs to the park. Parksville is located at the junction of Highway 19, which runs the length of Vancouver Islands east coast and Highway 4, which runs to the west coast of the island through Port Alberni to Long Beach.

Nearby Parks

Nearby parks within a 20 to 30 minute drive of the park include Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Spider Lake Provincial Park, Rosewall Creek Provincial Park and Cathedral Grove at Macmillan Provincial Park. This is an excellent park for visitors wanting to experience several different natural settings within a single park.

For more information, please visit www.bcparks.ca

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Rentals & Accommodations

Trailer Rentals

COVID-19 Updates Are you hoping to enjoy a camping experience at one of our most popular campgrounds but don’t have your own travel trailer or RV? Maybe you’ve been thinking about going camping but you’d still like the comforts of home with full power and hook-ups. Are you considering purchasing a travel trailer but would...

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Tours & Programs

Deeper Sense of Nature

Awaken your senses to the beauty and wonder of our Parks.  Allow our Knowledgeable Staff to bring the natural world to your finger tips…and into your heart! Let us show you the secrets of the natural world and open your eyes to the beauty of our parks.  Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds and empower yourself with...

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Forest Foraging

Discover the secret menu of the forest with our enthusiastic Park Naturalist.  With a passion for everything outdoors, our Naturalists are professionally trained to make “a walk in the park” one of the most interesting and inspiring activities you will experience.  Find out what you can nibble on the next time you’re cruising through the...

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