Local Parks & Hiking Trails

Sandy Beaches at Rathtrevor Provincial Park

Rathtrevor Provincial Park
Rathtrevor Provincial Park

We take our sandcastles seriously in this part of the world and a day spent at Rathtrevor refining your building skills is a day well spent. Industrious beach lovers can also take up clamdigging and beachcombing on the sandy shores. Rathtrevor Provincial Park a quick walk across the road from Riverbend Cottage and RV Resort.


Hikes and Nature Walks

Those who love to hike and explore will be pleased to find networks of trails that lead along the river, down to the ocean, or through the forests to other parks. Local guides and tours are also available to help you discover the natural beauty of this area.

Cathedral Grove located in MacMillan Provincial Park

MacMillan Provincial Park
MacMillan Provincial Park

MacMillan Provincial Park, is one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. Here visitors can stroll through a network of trails under the shadow of towering ancient Douglas-fir trees, majestic pillars untouched by the modern world – some more than 800 years old.

Other local parks & trails to enjoy. Click for more...!

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
Top Bridge Regional Trail
Top Bridge Regional Trail


Horseback Riding

Cowboys and Cowgirls can get saddled up and take to one of the many trails in the area. Try a short ride or go for an entire day, an unique way to explore the island. For adult trail riding, riding camps for the kids, and riding lessons, just 10-minutes from Riverbend Cottage & RV Resort is Blue Bird Riding School.

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