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So Much to Do Near Pacific Playgrounds

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

 

Activities our guests love

Birding

Bird Watching
An overview of bird watching / birding opportunities in B.C. Note Somenos Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Courtenay River Estuary, Pacific Northwest Raptors Visitor Centre

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.

Eco Tours

Pacific Playgrounds

We offer ocean eco-tours right from our resort!

Grey Wolf Expeditions
Grey Wolf Expeditions ensures you will leave B.C. with memories that last.

Destiny River Adventures
Exhilarating river rafting trips for all ages on North Vancouver Island and West Coast British Columbia.

Sea Kayak BC
Sea kayaking tours on Vancouver Island, the Inside Passage with orcas, Humpback Whales, and grizzly bear viewing.

Grizzly Bear Excursions
Fun, safe and comfortable tours to see grizzly bears, orcas, black bears, seals, dolphins and eagles.

Hurricane Jack Adventures
Campbell River-based whale-watching tours and marine adventures. See orcas, grizzly bears, black bears, eagles, seals, Pacific Whiteside Dolphins.

Paradise Found Adventure Tours
Hiking, orca whale watching charters, eco tours, snorkeling with salmon.

Spirit of the West Adventures
Amazing sea kayaking with orcas and more.

Aboriginal Journeys
Whale-watching and grizzly tours. They guarantee you will see a whale or your next trip is free.

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

Longlands Par 3 Golf
18 hole, Par/Yardage – 27-27-54/2,222 1239 Anderton Road, Comox, BC (250) 339-6363

Mulligans Golf Center Inc
9 hole, Par/Yardage – par 30/1,790; 4985 Cotton Road, Courtenay, BC (250) 338-2440

Sequoia Springs Golf Club
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;N Island Highway, Courtenay, BC (250) 334-3232

Museums

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.

Parks

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 Resource Links

BC Lodging & Campground Association
Campbell River Chamber of Commerce
Campbell River Regional Trails
Rotary SeaWalk
Saratoga Speedway
Campbell River Geocaching
BC Lodging & Campground Association
Trailer Life