Kayaking: Sea kayaking and river kayaking tours will take you off the beaten track to see some of the more remote attractions this area has to offer - go for a few hours, take in a sunset, or pack up and take a three day tour. Calm ocean waters are perfect for novice and intermediate kayakers and local guides can provide equipment, leadership and the experience of a lifetime.
River Tubing: Tubing down the river is a quintessential Vancouver Island activity and Riverbend is the perfect location for taking the plunge. Enthusiasts can launch their vessels from the shores of the Englishman River and lazily float back to the resort. Remember your sunscreen!
Scuba diving: With one of the healthiest marine environments in the world, Parksville is a great place for divers to discover everything from little treasures like sea anenomes and urchins to giant octopi, wolf eels, and the gentle six gill shark.