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.


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.

Englishman Suite

*NEW* You no longer need an RV to stay at Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville — the Englishman Suite is now available to rent! Stay in our newly renovated, 1-bedroom suite that includes a queen bed, full bathroom, kitchenette, and pull-out bed.

Seasonal Stay Program

Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville

Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville offers a Seasonal Stay Program for a number of our Full Hookup RV sites. Stay with us all shoulder season & summer long—from April 15th to October 9th, 2023




To apply for our Seasonal Stay program, please download and submit the application form.


✅ Free Premium WiFi

✅ Laundry facilities

✅ Clean modern bathrooms (closed December – March)

✅ Swimming Pool (open May 21 – Sept 06, 2022)

✅ Englishman River 

✅ Two Unique Kids Playgrounds

✅ Updated Camp store (closed December – April)

✅ Firewood and ice sales, Berg bike rentals

✅ Planned and supervised activities (during Summer camping season)

Please note: we no longer supply or rent out cable boxes.

What Our Customers Are Saying...

Awesome place! Management so welcoming and helpful. Highly reccommend
Lee Meyer
Lee Meyer
19:03 25 Mar 23
Great family camping resort. Tony and Nicole are super helpful camp hosts. Our favourite place to stay in Parksville.
Peter Gray
Peter Gray
20:01 21 Mar 23
Tony is THE BEST park manager we have ever encountered. Service is incredible, and always smiling. Truly a gift!!! And as such, this is one of the best run parks we have been to and we’ve been to ALOT. The staff are amazing; they even take you to your site and point out all the things to do in the park. Can you say Wifi! It’s everywhere in this park. Pathfinder has scored a 6 out of 5 on this one.
Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown
01:46 16 Mar 23
Great stay. The hosts are incredibly friendly and really went out of their way to help us feel welcome, including introducing us to other campers! The sites are really well taken care of. A great stay!
John McLeod
John McLeod
19:39 03 Jan 23
Wonderful place! Great experience
Otto Mantz
Otto Mantz
19:53 30 Dec 22
This campground ticks all of the boxes! But it’s the people and the managers that make it stand out! We spent Christmas here and didn’t have a reservation! Turned up on the 23rd and stayed 4 nights! Wonderful atmosphere, events organized all year round, and the sound of the river is mesmerizing!!! We cannot thank you enough for such an amazing stay and I’m 100% sure we’ll be back!
Sara Ashdown
Sara Ashdown
00:52 28 Dec 22
This is an excellent RV park. I received above and beyond good service, all the facilities and on-site utilities are in great condition and the RV park is right along a beautiful river where there is a great open sandy beach and the best place to swim.
Allan Carson
Allan Carson
17:44 16 Oct 22
Camped there for the first time on May long weekend of 2022. I love the atmosphere it’s very calm and relaxing very well keep and clean. Pet friendly and lots of activities to keep the kids busy. Including an outdoor heated pool and a bonus is your right one Englishman river. Loved it so much that my husband and I are booking again in October 2022 for our wedding anniversary. Loved having a full hook-up. There is also showers and laundry in site.
Olanda Wakefield
Olanda Wakefield
00:51 14 Oct 22
Staff were very friendly and accommodating. The campground offers a lot of activities for the kids as well as the adults. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back!
Nathan Walters
Nathan Walters
15:40 06 Oct 22
We loved everything about this campsite – planning our next trip!
jandb smith
jandb smith
02:32 06 Oct 22
My husband & I had a two night stay voucher when purchasing our new to us Motorhome. We just camped up there for two nights Sept 28 & 29th in spot 61 just by the river. Beautiful well cared for RV resort, and we were welcomed at the gate upon our arrival 🙂 which was so nice! We could hear the river sounds as we slept which was so peaceful. I loved walking along the river as well, just gorgeous! We’ve never had wifi anywhere else we’ve camped unless we went to the office, so that was a great asset for those who need or want it.In future if we return during the hot summer months, I’m sure I’ll be sitting in that river!! Thanks for the great experience🙋‍♀️ John & Patti/ Victoria BC
Patti & John
Patti & John
16:47 02 Oct 22
Great place to stay. Lots for families to do and very well maintained. The staff were a pleasure to deal with. Stayed here for 3 1/2 months during the summer.
Linda Madsen
Linda Madsen
23:33 27 Sep 22
Great couple of nights. Staff were excellent – friendly, helpful and accommodating. Site was clean, quiet with excellent facilities.
K Talbot
K Talbot
14:55 27 Sep 22
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
05:23 27 Sep 22
This park was clean and not busy. We enjoyed having our site close to the river and hearing the sounds of the water. Campers and staff were very friendly and accommodating .
Linda Neault
Linda Neault
04:39 22 Sep 22
Love it! What a clean and beautiful place to stay. Right on Englishman River. The managers, Tony and Nicole are friendly and so hospitable. We’ll definitely be back!
Nicole Lemke
Nicole Lemke
14:30 18 Sep 22
We were here to nigts. It was very good. We had a very good site. Very friendly staff.
Peter Petersen
Peter Petersen
19:31 12 Sep 22
We just spent one night at the resort but enjoyed it immensely! The staff were wonderful in greeting us on arrival and showing us to our site. The sites are very well laid out and have everything we could want. The grounds were beautiful!We will be back!
Rick Macnab
Rick Macnab
16:13 11 Sep 22
excellent … as usual!
Shawna Cooper
Shawna Cooper
22:37 09 Sep 22
Friendly staff
Beatz aka brattwood 26
Beatz aka brattwood 26
03:00 09 Sep 22
The best place for kids. Super clean. The best staff! Cant wait to come back
Casey Spencer
Casey Spencer
17:50 06 Sep 22
Sehr nettes Personal (man hat uns sogar beim Parkieren eingewiesen) und sauber.
20:50 05 Sep 22
Everyone was so respectfulSarah,sheena and the crew were very helpfulThe amenities were clean and kept up alot of things to do for the kids and id highly recommend it
Sarah Healy
Sarah Healy
17:32 04 Sep 22
Was very impressed very friendly and helpful staff as they guide you to your site and make sure your trailer is parked in the right spot for you .My wife and myself will be coming back again ,as we loved the location and great place for family camping .
terry mitchell
terry mitchell
04:42 04 Sep 22
This is our first time here and we cant stop raving about it lol we arrived yesterday and are staying till monday and i already have to rate this place a 5! Staff was very accommodating for our last minute stay, staff member guided us to our spot and answered all the questions we had. we have a spot that luckily enough has only 1 neighbour who is also tenting and they are great! having an awesome neighbour is a plus! they’ve stayed here before and answered any questions we had about the place and even how to get to the river. my family and i are already planning for our stay next summer! we even invited more family to join us on our next stay. cant wait to be back!
kyla revita
kyla revita
22:33 03 Sep 22
What an amazing week we had this week…. Originally it was 3 nights I was going to stay but it was SOOOOO much fun! And such an incredible experience for my family and I ….. I extended it two more nights!The staff are amazing… soKind and and helpful! VERY PROFESSIONAL. Always there to help or answer questions. Tony and another man I meant to check his name were awesome!! Even the way we entered the gates they guide you to your spot… and the front desk ladies were sweet as pie:) 😏VERY FAMILY ORIENTATED…. Huge bonus! And us adults could still have fun, with the safe feeling we had for our children! very clean sites and campground ⛺️The pool was a hit and clean and warm for our kiddies… and the new added sand to the river was soooo much better and comfortable!We will be booking right away again! Can’t wait to come back!
Leah Smart
Leah Smart
17:20 27 Aug 22
Great spot! Getting even better with the new ownership! Very family friendly!
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
03:56 27 Aug 22
This is a fantastic little site – so good that we stayed three nights and then returned for an extra night, having cut short a stay at a (much inferior) site near Ucluelet! We travelled from England to explore this area and we found both the staff and customers here to be just the friendliest, loveliest folk. It’s a clean, safe, well-appointed site in a great location. I really think not enough is made of the river in their marketing – it’s just glorious. We spent hours every day here (in August); swimming, jumping from the banks, sunbathing and looking for crayfish – our ten year-old daughter was in paradise! This place was a real high point of our trip around BC and we sincerely hope to return one day. Plot 61 is the best spot!
Amy Lindley
Amy Lindley
02:52 27 Aug 22
Family oriented. Lots of children and young adults. Very clean. Great location.
Donald Emberley
Donald Emberley
22:21 26 Aug 22
The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff made the campground a home away from home from the time we pulled up at the gate until we had to leave. Thanks to the whole crew!We can highly recommend this campground especially with kids
Tobias Hundhausen
Tobias Hundhausen
18:03 25 Aug 22
Really good base camp with the best wifi compared to others.
Amelito Caspe
Amelito Caspe
17:30 25 Aug 22
Great location, well managed, friendly and helpful staff.
Lucinda Welch
Lucinda Welch
17:45 24 Aug 22
We are thoroughly impressed with the new Pathfinders resort in Parksville.We visited here 3 years ago when it was Parrys, and vowed never to come back due to the poor site conditions, dodgy hook up electrics and lack of staff maintenance around the site.However, this has completely changed and we are more than impressed with the campsite now. They have made so many improvements such as:* electronic gates with key card to get in/out* staff greet you when you first arrive with all your vehicle passes and campsite info, they then guide you to your camp spot, and assist in guiding you into your actual site.* Brand new camp shop with supplies* Toilets / Showers very clean* Brand new kids play area / equipment* All hook ups are brand new for both the electrics, water and sewer* Kids activities* Pedal go karts (30min hire)* New recreation area next to river* Swimming pool is well maintained and heated. (No lifeguard, so all small children must be accompanied, which is expected)However, the biggest improvement and a winner as far as we are concerned….SOLID….. STABLE….. WIFI….. !!!We were able to log onto our Netflix, Amazon prime and Disney plus….. with no buffering.We were able to surf at any time of the day with no glitches, no drop outs…..Well done Pathfinder Resorts…. Please keep this maintained !!!We will def be making further bookings here.(Will add photos later)
Paul McNeill
Paul McNeill
00:11 16 Aug 22



Frequently Asked Questions

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—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 


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.

Yes, it’s open April through October, 11am-7pm.


We offer a variety of items including Ice cream, novelty items, batteries, canned goods, coffee, drinks, candy, RV supplies, firewood, and ice.


Closed November – March

We sell propane and offer filling options propane tanks up to 100lbs. We do not fill belly tanks. Propane is only filled by a certified attendant and during daylight hours.

Yes, Pathfinder Parksville offers both restrooms & hot showers. No Family rooms.


Guests can download the Paybox Timer app and put money on their account or use loonies at the shower.


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.

Yes, however tent sites are limited and subject to availability. Please contact us to book a tent site.

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 summer RV program from April to October, as well as a recreational winter RV program from October to April.
Please contact us at 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:

(TF) +1.833.581.2012



380 Martindale Road
Parksville, BC V9P 1R7

Business Hours:

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

9:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Fri

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