Rathtrevor Beach 2019.

After we left French Beach, we camped for two nights at Rathtrevor Provincial Park, near Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We have camped before, you can see the posts here and here. 

The campgrounds are beautiful, clean, private and quite. The staff was friendly and helpful. The ablutions were very clean, the hot showers are great, but they work on a timer, so that you have to keep pushing a button. There is firewood for sale. This is a very popular campground, so make sure that you book ahead in season and over weekends.

Campground Table Leg.

“Rathtrevor takes its name from the Rath family who homesteaded on the land in the late 19th century. The family eventually established a private campground on the site, adding the “trevor” to give it a more romantic name. In 1967, the campground became a provincial park”- Wikipedia.

Blue skies.
There are woodpeckers, squirrels, robbins, etc. in the campsites.

The campground is right on the beach.

Look out for seals in the water.

“The Strait of Georgia lies between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland, with the Canada-US border running to its south. It is about two-thirds the length of Vancouver Island, running from its southern tip, north to where its waters narrow to almost meet the mainland coast. This northern area is choked with small islands and rapid tidal passages. Beyond that point, Johnstone Strait stretches northwest to meet Queen Charlotte Strait, then the open Pacific Ocean.” – Georgia Strait.

At low tide the ocean recedes almost a kilometre, providing an ideal place for visitors of all ages to play in the sand and explore the shoreline. When the tide rolls in over the sun-baked sand, the warmed water is unbeatable for swimming and salt water fun.” – B.C Parks

“Majestic old growth trees, beautiful ocean sunsets and an inviting, wide sandy beach with campsites nestled amongst mature Douglas fir trees makes Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville one of the premier vacation destinations on Vancouver Island.” – B.C Parks


Close-by attractions include, QualicumGoats on the roof, CoombsNanaimoCathedral GroveParksvilleLittle Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Englishman River Falls, etc.

NEXT: Coombs 2019


While we were there we visited, Coombs 2019Coombs Market and the Goats on the roof 

Rathtrevor Beach 2012

Rathtrevor Provincial Park 2015


    • It looks amazing, but it is tiring to walk on the pebbles 😉
      There are a few sandy spots, like where I wrote Rath, so we mostly sit on the the driftwood.
      At Miracle beach (hopefully blogging soon) I took photos, but unfortunately my camera’s settings were wrong ;-(
      We were walking on Barnacles, so we couldn’t walk much with Erik, as they could hurt he’s pads.


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