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Pathfinder Camp Resorts – Parksville

Located in majestic Parksville on Vancouver Island

380 Martindale Rd, Parksville BC || 604-335-2610 or Toll Free: 1-833-581 2012

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. 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

RV 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.

Winter Stay Program

Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville

Pathinder Camp Resorts Parksville offers a Winter Stay Program for a number of our Full  Hookup RV sites. Stay with us all winter long—from October 15th, 2021 through April 12th, 2022.

 

To apply for our Winter Stay program, please download and submit the registration form below.

What Our Customers Are Saying...

My Wife and I recently stayed for 2 nights wish we could have stayed longer. Very friendly right from taking the reservations, Checkin and the caretaker. Great location to explore the midIsland region to.We were there late September 21 and enjoyed watching the Salmon in the Englishman River. We will definitely come again
Steffen Vogt
Steffen Vogt
01:22 25 Sep 21
Great staff & well maintained. Owners continually investing in improvements and new resorts. Two thumbs up from me. 👍🏼👍🏼
Graham Wardle
Graham Wardle
22:33 22 Sep 21
Wow, pleasantly surprised with all the upgraded amenities, The showers and bathrooms were very clean and well maintained and the heated pool was fantastic. Swimming in the Englishman river was great.The prices for full upgraded services were very competitive. Walking or biking distance from downtown Parksville in just a few minutes.The best part of our trip was the overall kindness and wanting to satisfy our every request by Nicole and Toni. Fantastic people running the resort. I would definitely recommend you stay a while at Pathfinder resort.Thanks for all your help guys.Cheers see you soon
Gary Candy
Gary Candy
21:50 18 Sep 21
Our first stay at Pathfinder Agassi, but it won’t be our last. While the RV park is still being developed it appears that everything will be completed by next year. The sites are a generous size, unlike most parks in Canada. Plenty of grass and a pool under construction, a playground for children and it is close to Agassi and Harrison Hot Springs for restaurants and shopping. We did find the $10.00 charge for a guest to park a little over the top. However, it seems this is an issue throughout the industry with add on charges becoming the norm. Cathy and her husband run a lovely facility and are very helpful.
Stuart Leishman
Stuart Leishman
23:57 17 Sep 21
Nichole and Tony were wonder hosts!! What a wonderful campsite! We will be back!! Lorraine and Darcy
Lorri Mariposa
Lorri Mariposa
17:11 16 Sep 21
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There was a big group of us and everyone had a great time with no complaints. Beautiful site. Very clean. Close to the beach, mini golf, golf, and all amenities. The pool was great and clean. The staff really made this stay memorable. They were super friendly and went out of their way to help us with anything we needed. Including opening the store after hours just so six of us could get some ice cream. Can’t say enough about how enjoyable outer stay was. We will definitely be back next year.
Hali Penner
Hali Penner
04:38 13 Sep 21
This was one of the best campsites we hav stayed at and we have been at many.. The grounds were well taken care of .. Really clean .. the washrooms, showers, laundry, pool were all super clean and maintained. The Hosts Tony and Nicole. were so friendly and available at all times, all the staff were so friendly. We can’t wait to go back and stay..
Karen Vinnish
Karen Vinnish
15:40 12 Sep 21
No word of a lie the best service and experience I’ve had at an RV park. I can’t recall the managers name but he’s an absolute beauty totally made the whole time amazing. Will be coming back here for years
Cody St.Godard
Cody St.Godard
19:01 11 Sep 21
Really enjoyed our stay. For a modern campground , with all the amenities, it still had that rustic campground look. The campsites were a good size and gave us plenty room. Nice easy access to the River. The camp caretakers were very good. They were very friendly and ready to give a hand to anyone that needed it. The playground was good and fit the rustic theme with lots big logs and climbing ropes but i think having more stuff geared for smaller (3-7yrs.)would be good. They are still working on the campground so maybe there will be next year? A fenced Dog area would be nice where you could take your dog of leash for a bit and let them play and run.
Lorraine W
Lorraine W
16:45 08 Sep 21
We loved it there. We will be back spaces where so big. The staff was so nice. Only thing we didn’t like is we have to come up so much. I hope they can level a bit better. But still we loved it there.
Melinda Widrick
Melinda Widrick
17:53 07 Sep 21
We were a group of four trailers. All of us had a great time, playing games with the kids, hanging out at the river watching the brave ones jump from a high bank into the water. The location is fabulous. We all went go-carting, mini golfing, to the bike park, walked along Rathtrevor beach and had many ice cream cones! Everything is close by. We’ll be back!
Penny South
Penny South
22:04 03 Sep 21
Love that it is central to so much. Clean and well run. Exceptional.
Kelli Dejong
Kelli Dejong
20:24 03 Sep 21
Was not to sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised when we got there. Complete upgrades to the electric water and sewer. The pool was great and the river was just as good. See you next summer.
Glen Sevigny
Glen Sevigny
18:04 02 Sep 21
We stayed for a week at Pathfinder Camp Resort, it was very centrally located in Parksville, we were very happy with our spot, the park was kept clean, the WIFI was great and the manager were continually, cleaning, updating and improving the sites. Can’t wait to return!
Lorrel White
Lorrel White
20:28 31 Aug 21
We enjoyed all three separate trips we took at Pathfinder. Wifi could be stronger but that’s not a deal breaker for us!!! Staff is wonderful see you next year!!
Angela Grohovac
Angela Grohovac
17:25 31 Aug 21
Was met with friendly staff who helped me find a site better suited for my stay. Very friendly and attentive staff through out the stay and well kept grounds. Have stayed at this Campground for over a decade and the new upgrades and accommodating staff really stood out as a positive improvement. Will definitely be back and would recommend a stay here !!!
Chris C
Chris C
02:17 31 Aug 21
I haven’t been to the campsite in years, but I did have a good experience. Staff was very friendly and right on top of everything. They spent alot of money on many upgrades and would definitely recommend this campsite to anyone..
Ryan Keller
Ryan Keller
21:51 30 Aug 21
Great family campground! Staff were all friendly. Lots for kids to do- pool, playground, river. Sites were bigger than most places. Definitely coming back.
Ty Dakin
Ty Dakin
19:58 30 Aug 21
What a great campground! This park is very clean and most of it has been recently renovated. All of the facilities are really great from the pool, kids playgrounds, campground and especially the beach!! They site we were in was full hookup and still in a nicely treed area. The guy who checks you in is awesome and is fantastic at directing you when pulling in. He is a real pro. We will be back for sure!!
Tanya Isfeld
Tanya Isfeld
19:05 30 Aug 21
This is great place to camp. We love all the amenities and the staff are super nice. We have been back twice and will be back again.
Bree Gadd
Bree Gadd
20:36 28 Aug 21
Our family really enjoyed our stay here. The resort staff was friendly and helpful, the resort was clean and very well maintained. You could tell that they have put lots of work and effort into making this a great spot for families. The laundry machines work well, the pool was clean and warm, the restrooms and showers were clean. Our kids enjoyed playing by the river and on the playgrounds. We were very happy with the resort and would definitely stay here again.
Kristy Hirt
Kristy Hirt
04:01 27 Aug 21
Wonderful, welcoming staff. Very friendly and helpful.Fantastic site given to me exactly what I asked for and super service.
Grant Sinclair
Grant Sinclair
21:25 25 Aug 21
Wow what a perfect place to camp. Everything was clean, the river was amazing. Location is perfect. The pool was the warmest I ever been in. There is no better staff taking care of everything and everyone in my experience. Tony the care taker is unbelievably awesome! My family will be back there anytime we’re on the island. Thank you guys!
A Rod
A Rod
17:57 24 Aug 21
This was our first full service site and we loved. The pool is great. The river is amazing. The staff were nice. We had a great site but I would have to be very specific for next year because many of the site are very small.
Thea Pichurski
Thea Pichurski
04:21 24 Aug 21
We stayed at the park with our kids and grand kids. Wonderful. Clean and friendly. Nice warm swimming pool, also nice swimming in the river. Walked to the beach. All very good! And, last but not least: My wife and I travel to a lot of campsites. We never (!) had such fast and good Wi-Fi connection. Regardless of time of day – it worked fast!!
E G
E G
00:47 23 Aug 21
We were excited by all the changes that took place at the resort! Pathfinder made great improvements including sites with gravel, new hookups, bright and clean store, pool and washrooms. They even have a propane fill up station! I look forward to seeing more improvements and will definitely be booking for next year. Thanks for the fun stay!
Kara Vatcher
Kara Vatcher
22:11 22 Aug 21
We come here every year, although a bit more enjoyable when we rent an RV as we can host a movie night with a projector kit and it unites the socially starved Campsite kids. Goonies! Pool is warm, general store is fantastic, new Pathfinder mgmt is friendly and amazing, River is the charm every year. Suggestions for future: maybe a kids library that we can leave and borrow books and a ping pong table? Best keep secret & five stars for families.
TennisGOAT
TennisGOAT
17:21 22 Aug 21
Our family of 4 stayed for 6 nights in a motorhome, August 2021. We had a very memorable stay for the following reasons: the campground is tidy and clean – outside and inside. The pool (heated). The wifi (strong connection). The playgrounds (natural design). The river. It’s proximity to the beaches and shops. Most importantly; however, the staff were great. And among them, a special thanks to the campground managers: they accommodated our late arrival, our request to stay longer and so much more. This campground is worth your consideration.
Joseph Henschel
Joseph Henschel
18:38 19 Aug 21
We love this place, we have been going for over 4 years and the new changes will be welcomed as it will keep getting better every year.
Judith Hales
Judith Hales
20:45 17 Aug 21
Very nice and clean. New owners make a big difference. My kids enjoyed the swimming and the revier. Sites are a bit small, but overall well recommended. Very friendly staff.
Salman Almishari
Salman Almishari
21:58 16 Aug 21
We just got back after spending a week at Pathfinder Parksville. We have been staying at this campground for years under the previous ownership as Parry’s RV Park, so we were a little nervous about what to expect knowing that new owners had taken over. Luckily we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived! They have invested a ton of money in upgrading services to all 128 campsites, upgrading the pool area, new laundry machines (open 24/7), amazing new play structures, and a great renovation to the office/store. We met the new management team, Tony and Nicole, and they are just the nicest people! We loved chatting with them during our stay. They are so passionate about making the campground a great place to be, and have lots of great ideas for the future! We highly recommend staying at Pathfinder Parksville. We are so glad that our favourite campground has changed for the better, and that we can continue staying here for many more years to come!
Kyla Pedlow
Kyla Pedlow
22:35 15 Aug 21
Removing my negative review. Was not justified at all. Should have been patient and given more time to respond. It’s high season and I bet the phones are ringing non stop. I’m from a tourist town. I should know better. Sorry Pathfinder.
Cory Lemke
Cory Lemke
22:05 15 Aug 21
Amazing location that we have been coming to for years. I love the improvements that have been made. Thanks!
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
21:59 15 Aug 21

Amenities

  • Free Premium WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Clean modern bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Englishman River
  • Brand new Kids Playground
  • Updated Camp store
  • Firewood and ice sales
  • Planned and supervised activities
Please note: we no longer supply or rent out cable boxes.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

*COVID-19 STATEMENT:

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.

Check-in: 1pm 
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.

Check-out: 11am
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.

Gatehouse Hours:

  • 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 info@pathfindercampresorts.com 

 

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 offer 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 October – 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, Pathfinder Parksville offers both restrooms & hot showers. No Family rooms.

Shower Fee: $1 for 5 minutes of water

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. 

Reservations are not transferable. Reservation holder name(s) must be provided at the time of booking and cannot be added or changed later. Provincial Government Issued ID will be required at check in.  Any reservation holders found to be transferring or selling their reservations to another party, risk their reservation being cancelled without a refund. If a customer can no longer use their reservation, they are encouraged to cancel it so that any unused camping fees that are not forfeited as a penalty, can be refunded to the credit card that was used to make the original reservation.

Yes, it is located in the same building as the Office & Camp Store.

Wash: $2.50 Dry: $2.50

We have two joint/group sites:

 

#62 & 63 
#71 & 72

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 $35.00 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.

We no longer supply or rent out cable boxes. Instead we have installed high-speed premium wifi for all of our guests to use for free! 

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 parksville@pathfindercampresorts.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.

Pathfinder Parksville does not have a sani-station.

Pathfinder Parksville 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.

Booking Information

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.

Phone Number:

+1.604.335.2610
(TF) +1.833.581.2012

Email:

parksville@pathfindercampresorts.com

Address:

380 Martindale Road
Parksville, BC V9P 1R7

Business Hours:

PEAK SEASON [June 01 – Sept 15)
11:00am – 7:00pm Daily
REST OF YEAR 

9:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Fri

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