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Parksville, British Columbia

Surrounded by the ocean to its east and mountains to its west, Parksville is an ideal escape for any outdoor adventurer and a convenient pit stop for those traveling to their Vancouver Island multi-day kayak launch site.



Parksville, British Columbia, Canada


On a Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island kayaking trip



About Parksville

With one of Canada's mildest climates and surrounded by oceans and mountains, Parksville is becoming one of British Columbia's more popular vacation destinations... ideal for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Parksville is an enchanting oceanside village and its central Vancouver Island location makes it a popular stop along the Island Highway.

Kayak Trips near Parksville

Rising Sun Kayak Adventures schedules kayak expeditions each summer to 5 different Vancouver Island locations and Parksville is a stopping point en route to all of our Vancouver Island launch sites. Many people on their way to our launch sites in Tofino, Telegraph Cove and Zeballos prefer stopping in quiant Qualicum Beach or Parksville for a lunch break rather than the larger Nanaimo or Campbell River. Custom kayak trips exploring the Georgia Strait directly out of Parksville can be booked on a reservation only basis. View below to see our already scheduled 2015 Vancouver Island kayaking trips.

Rising Sun's Other Vancouver Island Kayak Trips

The Johnstone Strait - Kayak with Killer Whales!

The Broken Islands - Over 100 islands to explore!

The Clayoquot Sound - Pristine Paddling Paradise

The Nootka Sound - Rich Native History and Raw West Coast Beauty

The Kyuquot Sound - Isolated West Coast Beauty


Traveling to Parksville

All roads to Rising Sun's Vancouver Island multi-day kayak trip launch sites lead through Parksville. This oceanside town can be reached by traveling north on the Island Hwy(also known as the TransCanada or Hwy 1) from Nanaimo. Link here for scheduling of ferries from B.C. mainland to Nanaimo...