Parksville’s Paradise Fun Park: It’s Fun for Any Age!

Parks & Gardens

Known for its picturesque landscape and large sandy beaches, Parksville is just one of those places you won’t want to skip visiting on your trip to Vancouver Island. Many people known Parksville for its world-renowned sandcastle-building competition, but there is another reason why including a visit to the city should definitely be worked into your itinerary.

Paradise Fun Park is a one-of-a-kind amusement area that boasts two unique mini golf courses, an RV park, a motel, and an upscale golf course and restaurant. The park’s stunning backdrop and excellent climate is just one of the main reasons it is one of the most popular Vancouver destinations for families. In addition to the two unique mini golf courses, the park also offers bumper boats and a fun-loving atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more.

When visiting Vancouver Island, this one destination is a must to stop at, regardless of your age.

About the Mini Golf Courses

The two mini golf courses are Paradise Fun Park are undoubtedly the main attraction, as they offer families, couples, and friends alike the opportunity to test their skills without tiring of the same ol’ course. Here is a bit more information on each course:

Turf ‘n Surf – Built in 1988, some of the main features of this course include the following:

  • Old waterwheel
  • Lighthouse
  • Windmill
  • Village Church
  • Victorian mansion

This course has been maintained with the utmost care and today is still one of the best in the area. Players who score a hole in one at the 18th hole will win a free game for another visit.

Treasure Island – Built in 1990, this course is pirate-themed and gives golfers a true taste of what is would be like to be on the galleon’s deck! You will also get to peek into the skeletons’ treasure cave at one point during your game. This is a unique course that truly speaks to the child in all of us!

The RV park is located directly next to beautiful Parksville Beach and within walking distance to the fun park and downtown Parksville, giving those traveling by RV a convenient place to call home for a couple of days.

Whether you are on a family vacation touring around Vancouver Island or are looking for something fun to do with your sweetheart or friends, Paradise Fun Park is a must. Not only is it centrally located next to the beach, but also it is within an hour’s drive from Nanaimo and takes even less time to reach from Qualicum. So when planning your next trip to Vancouver Island, don’t forget to go and visit the friendly folks at Paradise Fun Park!

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Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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