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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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.

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What Our Customers Are Saying...

Stayed in the Englishman Suite. Amazing! So clean and staff were super friendly. Very well run. Nicole and Tony you are the best! Thanks so much!
Julie Robson
Julie Robson
02:15 06 Jul 22
Really enjoyed this campground! The sites at Pathfinder- Agasszi/Harrison are well kept and super clean. Everyone is super friendly and the staff are awesome! Highly recommend staying here. We will definitely be back!
Amanda C
Amanda C
18:43 05 Jul 22
We booked at Pathfinder Parksville for Canada day weekend because it was the only site that had space available. We went with friends and we’re a bit unsure what to expect as we have dogs and kids, and thought this place might be a bit more geared towards the older RV crowd. Were we ever wrong!! Turns out even with our last minute booking we landed the best site in the whole park!From the moment we pulled up to the minute we left we loved every second of our stay. The staff went above and beyond. They greeted us at the gate, provided a package for us and our kids, as well our dogs (very, very pet friendly). Tony is absolutely fantastic. I have never seen someone work as hard as he does with such a positive presence. He had us follow him on his golf cart and guided us into our spot which was fantastic as I didn’t have to help my husband do it 😂.The entire weekend was filled with amazing activities for the kids, hayrides, pedal carts, outdoor movie, bike parade. Hours and hours of fun at the pool and river. The three kids with us were between 7 & 10, they all said it was their favourite site they’ve been to and can’t wait to return. This will 100% be our new go to place!The kids loved the candy and ice cream shop, and the adults loved the hours of entertainment that was out on for them so we could all have a little relax!Fantastic job to the whole team!
Lyndsie Murphy
Lyndsie Murphy
17:47 04 Jul 22
Clean, great for kids, friendly staff, great service
Steve Veloso
Steve Veloso
17:19 04 Jul 22
Pathfinder Parksville is a very nice family camping spot. The park was very tidy, with lots of friendly staff. Sites are quite spacious for a resort campground. The pool was very clean, with several chairs and umbrellas on the pool deck. The location is great, with the river at the back of the campground, and just a couple minutes drive to get to Rathtrevor beach. This is a well run campground, and we will plan to stay again.
Alanna Summers
Alanna Summers
20:41 03 Jul 22
We stayed 6 weeks with a travel trailer. Best campground ever with pool, animation, playgrounds for kids and a present site manager Tony with super friendly crew!!!Big campground for families, with kids activities. But it was not loud – everyone was respectful and the staff helps in every situation for example flat tire.
frank hinrichs
frank hinrichs
03:53 03 Jul 22
Beautiful camp site. The staff was welcoming.The river was refreshing. I would totally stay here again
Joel Giesbrecht
Joel Giesbrecht
17:25 29 Jun 22
We all had a great time , its going to be an annual Father’s day getaway for the family . The children enjoyed the swimming pool and play grounds and throwing rocks in the river . Sites were large and public washrooms were clean and well attended. Can’t wait till next year !
Greg Gicas
Greg Gicas
17:43 21 Jun 22
Really nice and peaceful spot, very friendly welcome and the lady who works here even opened up the shop, made me a coffee and then proceeded to tell me it was on the house. A nice deed goes a long way
Steven Ross
Steven Ross
17:32 21 Jun 22
What an awesome location and fantastically run park! Our site was a short walk to the Englishman river, and all of the upgrades they’ve made are great! The new store has all the camping necessities and toys & icecream for the kids, the new playgrounds are really cool and the pool area has been completely renovated. We also loved spending the day at Rathtrevor beach which is only a few minutes down the road. Great spot all around!
Dylan Redekop
Dylan Redekop
19:31 20 Jun 22
Just returned from our stay at this camp, which we really enjoyed. Our site was wonderful – camp was very clean and tidy as were the facilities, washrooms very clean and well stocked, staff very friendly and helpful. Right alongside the Englishman River, very clear with own little beach (too cold for us at this time) minutes by car from the main Parksville shopping and attractions. Many tall pines on the campsite provide both sun and shade depending on time of day. Would definitely return here.
Jonathan Cayton
Jonathan Cayton
17:58 17 Jun 22
Wonderful, welcoming staff. Very friendly and helpful.Fantastic site given to me exactly what I asked for and super service.
Grant Sinclair
Grant Sinclair
22:41 14 Jun 22
We just spent 4 days at Pathfinder in Parksville and it was a really nice campground to relax at. Tony is very helpful and friendly, as is Nicole, who assisted with reservations and providing great service.The sites are roomy, the facilities very clean, and the atmosphere relaxed but orderly. If you are looking for a quality spot to relax by the river, this is a great choice.
John E
John E
00:02 14 Jun 22
Our first time at Pathfinder, and we will be back! The service is fantastic, even escorted to your site so that you can get assistance with parking your trailer. Signage was great, sites were a decent size, access to the river swimming spot looks great (when hot), and I hear the pool was very warm! Bring your swimsuit for summer….Lovely place!
Terri Fleming
Terri Fleming
17:25 13 Jun 22
Stayed for a week ,campsites are large, private and clean, lots of space to walk the dogs, lots of trees and right on the river, excellent wi-fi,propane filling on site was handy staff was very friendly and helpful.
Murray Champoux
Murray Champoux
05:17 13 Jun 22
Nice Campground. Clean, neat and well maintained. Staff and owners are all very helpful and friendly. Short bike ride to the ocean or into Parksville
shawn tozer
shawn tozer
17:33 12 Jun 22
This was our first experience camping with our new RV, and cannot say enough positive things about this place. The staff here are awesome. The manager Tony showed us right to our site and walked us through how to hook up. Very well maintained and clean. We were not disapointed and will definately be back. Top notch place.
Jim Legacy
Jim Legacy
23:34 09 Jun 22
Friendly and helpful staff! Loved the pool and fun activities for kids.
Kelly Trahan
Kelly Trahan
18:16 08 Jun 22
Had a great week stay at Pathfinder Camp Resorts – Parksville. Lots of fun places to visit and walk nearby. Sites are big and nicely space. Staff was friendly and helpful. We’ll definitely be back!!
Gerry Phillips
Gerry Phillips
18:33 25 May 22
Meticulously clean and well maintained. The staff were beyond friendly and so helpful. We had a great trip!
Maggie Russell
Maggie Russell
17:15 25 May 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
20:08 24 May 22
Our first time staying at Pathfinder in Parksville and it was great. The sites are a good size and the facilities are in excellent condition. Easy and safe access to the Englishman River made the stay amongst the tall trees very comfortable. The location is quiet yet a short distance from multiple trails and beach accesses. Really enjoyed seeing the unique log playground. The staff were friendly and efficient, and treated us like old friends.
Tim Frick
Tim Frick
19:58 24 May 22
Great place to visit, kids love the swimming pool and play areas, and a lovely spot next to the river. Very dog friendly and staff very helpful on arrival to get you to your spot. Really enjoy staying here.
David Wignall
David Wignall
17:48 24 May 22
Amazing customer service. We were greeted at the gate during check-in with a smile, someone who walked us to our site and then assisted in parking the trailer. Sites were clearly marked and good sizes. River access is very convenient. Very family friendly. Staff were always pleasant. We highly recommend this RV site.
Stephanie C
Stephanie C
17:18 24 May 22
I should probably not say what a great weekend we had because then lots of people will book it and it won’t be available when we want it! (we only came because our usual place was full – and now we’ve found a new usual place) Tony and Nicole and team bend over backwards to make sure the stay is fun and clean and happy. Lots of space – big campground for families, with kids activities – but it was not loud – everyone was respectful and staff made sure it stayed like that. Recommend, I’ve already booked to come back.
Emma Coles
Emma Coles
03:26 24 May 22
The campground is kids and pet friendly , we very much enjoyed our stay and we will be back for sure.
Yana Fialko
Yana Fialko
18:13 23 May 22
Lots for the kids to do, the river is perfect for relaxing and kids playing, and all the staff are kind and patient. From guiding us and helping back into our site, to answering all our questions, and our youngest adored Brian and all the rides he gave him on his truck. We also found that the people camping were all kind and friendly, a ton of kids and no late night parties. Already booked to come back again.
Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes
16:27 23 May 22
Had a great stay with family and friendsThe kids loved the play area. Looking forward to coming back when the pool is open.Super friendly staff and easy access sitesAll round good experience
Crystal Young
Crystal Young
19:30 17 May 22
Great location, well kept sites and great amenities. Excellent wi-fi. Will definitely return, this is our third stay and no complaints
Denise Gelinas
Denise Gelinas
17:44 16 May 22
Nice camping spot still 5 star but over priced had to pay for another night of camping also since they didn’t put through 3 nights. guess it was only 2 though the price was fine intell i realized it was only for 2 nights would have gone to elsewhere if I would have known.
16:56 21 Apr 22
This was our second time at this resort and we were not disappointed! Awesome park for the kids, clean facilities and great pool! But most of all, the staff was amazing! Always going above and beyond whenever we needed them. Thanks again Pathfinder Camp Resort! We will be back soon 🙂
Lindsey K
Lindsey K
04:11 19 Apr 22
Such an improvement. Great park and excellent service.
Dean Muir
Dean Muir
19:34 18 Apr 22
We loved this resort! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the campground was super clean. We will definitely be back!
Andy Charron
Andy Charron
06:26 17 Apr 22


✅ Free Premium WiFi

✅ Laundry facilities

✅ Clean modern bathrooms 

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

✅ Englishman River

✅ Two Unique Kids Playgrounds

✅ Updated Camp store

✅ Firewood and ice sales

✅ Planned and supervised activities (during Summer camping season)

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

Winter Stay Program

Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville

Pathinder Camp Resorts Parksville offers a Winter Stay Program for all our Full  Hookup RV sites. Stay with us all winter long—from October 14th, 2022 through April 11th, 2023. 


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



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.

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 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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