Pathfinder Camp Resorts – Parksville
Located in Parksville on Vancouver Island
A stay at Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville (formerly Parry’s RV Park) will put you and your family in the heart of some of the best that BC and the Vancouver Island area has to offer. Located on The Englishman River, Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville lets you breathe that good ocean air, while being close enough to convenient city amenities. Our well-maintained park offers you a heated swimming-pool, clean bathrooms with hot showers, laundry, children’s playground, and much more. The Englishman River has both deep and shallow swimming holes, and a beach—providing hours of fun for young and old. Our Parksville location offers 128 Full Hookup sites equipped with fire pits. We cater to all kinds of campers, from the largest RV needing a 50 amp pull-through site to those who just want a space for their tent trailer.
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newly Updated full-hookup sites
At Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville, each one of our Full Hookup sites has either 50 or 30 amp power—pick the site that best meets your needs. We can accommodate any guest's need: big or small—we have the right site for you and your family.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQ below are subject to change without notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions put in place by the province of BC.
Early check-ins cannot be arranged prior to the morning of check-in and are subject to a $25 early check-in fee based on site availability. Early Check-ins are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols.
Late check-outs cannot be arranged prior to morning of check-out and are subject to a $25 late check-out fee based on site availability allowing camper to stay until 3pm.
Parksville is gated 24hrs. Upon check-in, campers are issued one gate entry card allowing them access to come and go as required. Gate entry cards are to be returned at check-out to the card box located at the back of the gate house. There is a $50 replacement fee for all non-returned or lost cards.
- Peak Season: 11am-7pm
- Off Season: 9am-5pm
Payment Policy: A payment of 100% is taken at time of booking. Online payments are onlytaken by credit card and by providing a credit card you are authorizing campspot.com—the third party booking provider—to bill your credit card for each payment amount as they come due, including any fees incurred while at the property, and any outstanding balance not paid at the time of departure.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted by email only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campsite reservations cancelled prior to 14 days before arrival are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. Campsite reservations cancelled within 14 days of arrival forfeit 100% payment.
30 days’ notice of cancellation is required for all tent cabins, groups of 10+ campsites and group site. Deposit is forfeited if cancelled within 30 days of arrival.
Any out-of-country reservations made will not be held if there are COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of reservation. Reservations will be cancelled 90 days prior to arrival and no refund will be given. If the reservation is cancelled 91 days or more, prior to arrival a refund will be given less a $10.00 administration fee.
Campsites have a maximum occupancy of 6 people per site combined children and adults. Site fees are based on 2 adults per site. Additional adults are $10 per night/per adult. During COVID-19 we are strictly adhering to this policy.
Yes. Maximum 2 pets per site. Pet Fee: $2 per pet/per day.
All pets, including cats, must be on a leash at all times including on your campsite. Pets are not to be left unattended at any time. Dog waste bags are provided throughout the campground, please ensure you clean up after your pet.
No off-leash area is available at Pathfinder Parskville.
While we do not discriminate against size and type of pet, for the protection of all our guests any pet showing signs of aggression may lead to the termination of the permit to occupy.
ONE vehicle only. Additional vehicles will be charged $10 per day and must park in the designated additional parking. NO DOUBLE PARKING and NO PARKING ON THE GRASS. We cannot accommodate boat trailers on campsites.
Yes, small fires are permitted in the fire pits provided, subject to fire bans. Fires are only permitted from 8 am to 11 pm – for the safety of all this is strictly enforced. Please do not move fire pits. Propane fire pits are permitted and the same fire rules apply.
We offers a variety of items including Ice cream, novelty items, batteries, canned goods, coffee, drinks, candy, RV supplies, firewood, and ice.
Peak Season: 11am-7pm Daily
Off Season: limited hours- weekends only
Closed September – May
We sell propane and offer filling options of both belly tanks and propane bottles. Propane is only filled by a certified attendant and during daylight hours.
Yes, Fort Camping offers 2 buildings with both restrooms & hot showers. No Family rooms.
Shower Fee: $1 for 5 minutes of water
Wheelchair accessible restroom & shower is available upon request. Key is required and can be issued at the gatehouse.
Weather and bugs are a natural part of the camping experience. Because of high river levels and our proximity to the Englishman River, mosquitoes are a likelihood.
Yes, it is located in the same building as the Office & Camp Store.
Wash: $2.50 Dry: $2.50
Unfortunately, we do not offer group camping at this time.
Pathfinder Parksville does not offer double sites. All sites are for single family camping only.
Pathfinder Parksville has designated sites for campers depending on the type of unit. Campers who are camping in a tent are permitted in the small RV tent sites (#1 – 14) only. RV Full Hookup sites require an RV unit.
Yes, you can book a specific site, and you can “lock” it in for $50.00 lock fee. If you choose not to lock your site in, you will risk being moved to an alternative site to optimize the sites in the campground.
During COVID-19 only registered campers are allowed on site. This is to allow for contact tracing if needed and to be able to attain proper physical distancing.
Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville is a recreational campground offering a maximum of 30 nights from April to October.
We offer a recreational winter RV program from October to April.
Please contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
Pathfinder Parksville does not offer space for RV washing. We recommend washing your RV before or after your stay at one of the local car washes in the Parksville area.
Parksville’s sani-station is open April – October. There is a $10 fee for non registered campers.
Fort Camping does not offer RV storage or overflow.
Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. When outdoors, cover up and use insect repellent. Repellent with DEET is most effective and safe when used as directed: The percentage of DEET should not exceed 30% for adults or 10% for children. DEET should not be used for infants under 6 months of age.
For more information on insect repellents please visit Health Canada’s web page.
Fun For The Whole Family
The days won’t seem long enough to experience everything Parksville has to offer! Spend a cozy morning sipping freshly roasted coffee at one of Qualicum Beach’s local coffee shops and explore the local stores and boutiques. Explore the great outdoors by walking the popular Rathtrevor Beach, discovering the hidden jewel of Horne Lake Caves, or tubing down the Englishman River. The family will enjoy a visit to Coombs Old Country Market where you can enjoy an ice cream while watching goats graze on their roof! And if that’s not enough—kids 5 and up and parents alike will love Wild Play Adventure Park, and the little ones will love the animals at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. There’s so much to do, you’ll already look forward to your next stay with Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville.
Have a question that hasn’t been answered on our website or need help with a new or existing booking? Our customer service representatives are here to help 7 days a week.
380 Martindale Road
Parksville, BC V9P 1R7
PEAK SEASON [June 01 – Sept 15)
11:00am – 7:00pm Daily
REST OF YEAR
9:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Fri