Vancouver Island has adventure and attractions around every turn. Riverside Resort is conveniently located at the heart of the Island.
LITTLE QUALICUM CHEESEWORKS
Visit Morningstar Farm, home of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery, where you can sample hand crafted artisan cheeses and award-winning wines!
Self-guided tours of their heritage dairy farm are welcome during hours of operation; and don’t forget to browse the unique giftware selection in the Farmgate store.
HORNE LAKE CAVES
Horne Lake Caves offers visitors the chance to experience the magic of the underground world, above or below ground. Daily tours range from easy family tours to wild “Extreme” expeditions. For those that prefer their activity above-ground, check out the cave theater and the signs along new Fossil Trail that leads to the cave’s entrances – no need to go inside! See underground waterfalls, ancient fossils and amazing crystal formations.
MACMILLAN PROVINCIAL PARK
Located about 20 minutes away, MacMillan Provincial Park, or Cathedral Grove, is one of the largest, most accessible ancient woods on Vancouver Island. On either side of the highway, explore trails that will lead you through towering Douglas-fir trees and mighty Western Red Cedars.
Enjoy the beautiful beaches Qualicum has to offer and have some fun in the water. With many rental options to choose from in the area, try your hand at paddle boarding, kayaking, skim boarding, kite boarding, even windsurfing! Or sit back and take in the magnificence of the West Coast.
Being central on Vancouver Island, we are perfectly situated to take advantage of many tours offered in the area! About an hour away, you can attend and excursion where you will see Killer Whales feeding, breeching, hunting and playing! Many local companies also offer Black Bear and Grizzly Bear excursions. With an abundance of wildlife on Vancouver Island, these tours are never a disappointment.
Throughout the Oceanside area are tons of delightful trails for the leisurely strollers, as well as the seasoned hikers! Ask any of our knowledgeable staff for suggestions or pick up one of the handy discovery guides we have available.
The Oceanside area Riverside Resort belongs to, holds many family friendly events throughout the summer! One of the biggest events is the annual Parksville Beach Festival. Accomplished sculptors spend days carving extravagant pieces of art out of sand on the local beach. This festival boasts food, live music, tons of activities for the whole family.
TIGER LILY FARM
Tiger Lilly Farm Barnyard & Trail Rides offers a quality hands on experience featuring traditional horseback rides. Ride through scenic forested trails. A great way to spend quality time together.
Where else in Canada can you go downhill ski in the morning and golf 9 holes in the afternoon? Only Vancouver Island. Add a round of golf for as little as $20 per person and get a great deal on a fall golf getaway!