Pacific Playgrounds Oceanside Resort Offers Year-Round Activities

Something for everyone

Take a dip in the pool, play a friendly round of horseshoes at the pits, hit the water for some fishing or Vancouver Island whale watching, or simply relax by the campfire and enjoy your surroundings. There’s no wrong decision, but with so many things to do, you may have a tough time choosing which one to explore first! We can help.

Onsite Amenities

Visit the Beachcomber General Store for our famous ice cream and specialty coffees, local artists creations or all your fishing tackle needs.


Enjoy our heated outdoor pool to cool off in, and our large playground for the kids to be kids! And let’s not forget about the horseshoes and other games to let out your competitive side.

Family fun

Each campsite and cabin have picnic tables to feed a hungry bunch, and large fire pits to fill the evenings with stories and laughter. Kids can fish directly from the dock under Mom or Dad’s supervision, 

Water adventures

Fish from our dock, step over to swim the Oyster River or charter a boat for a scenic ocean tour or fishing trip with Island Life Expeditions.  Wildlife is plentiful all year long, with whale watching, dolphins, seals, birds, crabs and crayfish coming out to say hello now and again.
You can rent Paddle Boards and Kayaks from Island Life Expeditions and go on a self-guided ocean tour that often yields once-in-a-lifetime sights.

Fishing & Boat Charters

Pacific Playgrounds is just a short cruise from some of the world’s most famous salmon fishing. Let Jake, Island Life Expeditions guide with +15yrs experience take you on a wild and spectacular fishing experience. Find out more here.

Nearby Activities

There’s no shortage of things to do on your Vancouver Island vacation. Staying at Pacific Playgrounds gives easy access to all the many activities available on Central and North Vancouver Island.

On land we are just a short drive from:

  • Walking, hiking and mountain bike trails
  • 10 golf courses and Vancouver Island’s two ski hills
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Distilleries and fine dining
  • Sightseeing destinations

On the water we are adjacent to:

  • Discovery Passage
  • Desolation Sound
  • Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park
  • Hundreds of islands with sheltered harbours
  • World-famous fishing


Birds of British Columbia
B.C. Bird Watching Guide.

Snorkel and Scuba Diving

Pacific Pro Dive
Whale watching, marine tours, snorkel adventures and dive charters. Leaving from Campbell River and Comox harbour. Orcas, humpbacks and seals.

Golf Courses

Saratoga Beach Golf Club Golf
Open from mid-April until mid-October, Saratoga Beach Golf Club is just a short walk from Pacific Playgrounds.

Comox Golf Club
9 Hole; Par/Yardage – 35/2,700
Balmoral Avenue Comox, BC
(250) 339-4444

Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
18 Hole; Par/Yardage – 36-36-72/6,503
Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay, BC
(250) 703-5050

Glacier Greens Golf Course
18 Hole; Par/Yardage – 36-35-71/6,303
Lazo Road Comox
BC (250) 339-6515

The Park Golf
18 hole, Par/Yardage – 27-27-54/2,222
1239 Anderton Road, Comox, BC
(250) 339-6363

Campbell River Golf
18 hole, Par/Yardage – 36-34-70/5,343
Petersen Road, Campbell River
BC (250) 287-4970

Storey Creek Golf Course
18 hole, Par/Yardage – 36-36-72
McGimpsey Road, Campbell River, BC
(250) 923-3673

Sunnydale Golf Club
18 Hole, Par/Yardage – 36-35-71/5,921
North Island Highway, Courtenay, BC
(250) 334-3232


Campbell River Museum
First Nations art, prints, handmade sterling silver and gold jewelry, ceremonial masks, porcelain dolls, woven baskets, drums, rattles, carvings and more.

Comox Air Force Museum
View the heritage of 19 Wing Comox and West Coast Canadian Military Aviation. One of the finest aviation libraries in Canada.

Courtenay Museum
Preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the gorgeous, ocean-side Comox Valley.


Read Island Provincial Park
Old-growth and second-growth forest, bog and fertile lowlands and protects important high density Bald eagle habitat.

Smelt Bay Provincial Park
Located on the southern peninsula of Cortes Island, the park is named for the capelin fish that spawn ashore by the tens of thousands.

Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park
A narrow hook of land on the east side of Quadra Island – is an excellent area for beach exploration and picnicking.

Seaview Game Farm
Venison and more! We’re the largest fallow deer farm on Vancouver Island, offering venison, farm tours, and childrens day camps.

Strathcona Provincial Park
Located almost in the centre of Vancouver Island, Strathcona is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares.

Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park
Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park is home to the largest seabird colony in the Strait of Georgia.

Elk Falls Provincial Park
A thundering waterfall and some of the finest year-round salmon fishing in Canada are just two of the reasons Elk Falls is one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island.

Winter Sports

Mount Washington Ski Area
Explore the mile high alpine at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Vancouver Island’s largest year round resort playground for mountain bikers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders.

Mount Cain Ski Area
Situated on the north end of Vancouver Island, Mount Cain offers a unique experience for skiers, snowboarders and backcountry explorers.

Local Businesses

Oyster River Plaza

Just a few minutes’ walk from Pacific Playgrounds, Oyster River Plaza has a number of stores and services to make your stay with us more enjoyable.

Discovery Foods, a local supermarket chain, will meet all your grocery shopping needs, while the Oyster River Liquor Store and Forbidden Zone Pizza & Specialty Coffee Bar provides those other vacation “must-haves.”
Within the complex is Bridge Medical Clinic, open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.