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BC Travel Tuesday Week 2: Beach Club Resort Parksville

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT
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BC Travel Tuesday has returned this summer as I partner up once again with Backyard BC to highlight properties and destinations around the province. We have six weeks of contests which means six difference getaway packages for BC hotels are up for grabs.
Featuring a variety of hotels and resorts located throughout the province, Backyard BC provides residents of British Columbia with free access to exclusive discounts on accommodation. If you live and travel in BC, we’ll make sure you pay less than the lowest rates available to anyone else. Travel local. Save big. Visit Backyard BC online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

The winner of the first giveaway of the 2012 BC Travel Tuesday campaign is Mark! If you haven’t already, you can still enter to win the grand prize which includes stays at every property we’re showcasing over the full six week campaign.

Today the second getaway of the series is for one of the brightest destinations in the province, getting an average of 2,047 hours of sunshine a year:

Photo courtesy of the Beach Club Resort

Beach Club Resort
Website, Twitter, Facebook, Backyard BC listing
Location: 181 Beachside Dr Parksville, BC (30 minutes North of Nanaimo)
About: Rated 4 stars by Canadian Star Quality Accommodations, guest rooms offer private balconies, spectacular ocean and mountain views, thoughtful amenities, and feature beautifully appointed West Coast décor. The hotel’s amenities include: seaside pool and hot tub, fitness centre, Stonewater Spa, and Pacific Prime Steak & Chop Restaurant with its famous beachfront patio just off the Parksville Beach Boardwalk.
Prize: 2 nights in a ocean-view 1-bedroom with breakfast
Value: $650

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Photos from the Beach Club Resort by Blake Handley on Flickr

Parksville is one of my favourite Vancouver Island destinations with its sandy beaches and proximity to places like Milner Gardens, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, and the quintessential summer activity — mini golf.

To enter to win the weekly contest:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win 2 nights at the @BeachClubResort in Parksville from @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday

Weekly winners will be announced every Tuesday on the latest BC Travel Tuesday contest post until the six weeks are up. Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability.

This week’s contest is now closed

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC. Backyard BC’s grand prize draw for stays at all 6 properties will take place September 4, 2012.

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  1. Emily B says:

    I would love to go with my family

  2. Leanne m says:

    I would love to go there! Such a beautiful place!

  3. Katie Tribe says:

    I am new to the site but would love to win!

  4. Sabrina says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Parksville – yea!

  5. grace says:

    I’d love to win!

  6. Danielle says:

    Parksville – one of the island’s most beautiful treasures

  7. Michelle says:

    I’ve heard others talk so much about Parksville, would love to see it for myself!

  8. Marina says:

    I’ve seen this hotel many times, it looks beautiful!

  9. chrissy says:

    I love this part of BC!

  10. Iain says:

    The beaches are great. Gonna dig out the kite.

  11. David says:

    Wish I can go!

  12. Amelia says:

    Parksville has great second hand shops.

  13. Lauren says:

    Parksville looks beautiful, would love to visit.

  14. luc says:

    Nothing beats summer on the beach!

  15. liz says:

    I’ve heard Parksville is very scenic and would love to go.Amazing grand prize of 6 stays sounds heavenly.

  16. Fiona says:

    Parksville is one of my favorite spots in BC – great for families ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Kirky says:

    I’d love to win this!

  18. Elena says:

    I like the ‘proximity to Cheeseworks’. Sounds like a delicious weekend.

  19. Samantha says:

    Single mommy needs a vacation to regroup!!

  20. Krista says:

    I would love the opportunity to visit Parksville!

  21. Chaminda says:

    Hope I can win this time.

  22. Tony says:

    Looks like a nice tranquil place for some relaxation.

  23. Sanaz says:

    I would love to win this trip!

  24. Robyn says:

    I haven’t been to Vancouver Island in a couple years – miss it ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Julie says:

    I would love to go!

  26. Vanessa W says:

    I need this!

  27. Rachel says:


  28. Angela M says:

    I love Parksville. This would make a great little romantic getaway.

  29. Chris says:

    Just great! That’s all I can say.

  30. Ruby says:

    I’ve driven through Parksville, would love to actually stay and enjoy it.

  31. Richard says:

    I’d love to win this too!

  32. Adam Jordens says:

    One of my favourite spots on the island. Plus I just got married, would love to go.

  33. Don M says:

    Great for a mid-week getaway from the rat race!

  34. Eileen O says:

    Never been to Parksville…looks beautiful!

  35. Donna L says:

    I’m overdue for a Parksville visit!

  36. Justine says:

    Ooh, that looks nice! Never been to Parksville before.

  37. Leah says:

    I love the beaches in Parksville.

  38. Ashley says:

    What a stunning resort.

  39. Linda says:

    I’ve never been to Parksville but would love to go. Plus, I really like Little Qualicum Cheeseworks ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Dora says:

    Never had the opportunity to visit Parksville. Would love to win!!

  41. Would be so nice to finally take a vacation.

  42. Curtis says:

    Parksville looks lovely!

  43. Nancy says:

    Parksville is one of our favorite places!

  44. Natalie says:

    I would love to win this, I have never been to Parksville!!

  45. Darcy says:

    I would love to try out this resort in Parksville…this would be the perfect place to get up early and watch the sunrise!

  46. Stacey says:

    I would love a little vacay with my hubby!

  47. Kim says:

    Qualicum cheese! And would love to spend the night in parksville!

  48. Andrew says:

    I miss vacationing on the Island!

  49. Roberta says:

    That would make a lovely baby moon trip!!

  50. Iris says:

    Parksville beach is beautiful

  51. I miss the Island especially Parksville…lots of exploring to do there and lots of beach too!

  52. linda says:

    Haven’t been to Parksville before. This would be a nice way to visit.

  53. Garrett says:

    Pick me… pick me!

  54. J says:

    sounds like a beautiful place!

  55. Christine C says:

    I would love to take some time to discover Parksville and what it has to offer. It sounds like an amazing getaway!

  56. Melanie says:

    Would love to win !

  57. Shell says:

    …Parksville is a great location – middle of everything, just the right size…..

  58. Vania says:

    I hope I can win at least one of these getaways… how about this one?

  59. Keri says:

    Hope I win!!!

  60. Denise says:

    I would love to win a mini get away

  61. Nancy says:

    I’d love to go…it looks beautiful!

  62. Christina says:

    I NEEEEEEED a vacation desperately
    This looks amazing!

  63. Belinda says:

    Wow the building looks very modern in the picture.

  64. Lindsay says:

    My mother in law is visiting from Wisconsin, looks like a perfect place to go with her!!

  65. Jenny says:

    This looks amazing!

  66. Maria Cargnelli says:

    Love to go!

  67. Natalie says:

    Thanks Rebecca! Would love to win!

  68. Gazza says:

    I would love to go there

  69. Elisa says:

    I’ve never been to Parksville, it looks lovely!

  70. Lori says:

    Love the getaways!

  71. Ally Mullani says:

    Went to Parksville many years ago, wonderful place would love to go again and stay in such an amazing resort. It’s our 4th year wedding anniversary so it would be a great surprise for my wife. We have both been very busy with work and haven’t been able to take a break for the past while so this would be a much needed holiday for us!

  72. Katie says:

    I grew up on the island and would love to go back and spend some time in Parksville!!

  73. Susan says:

    Would love to go!

  74. Sandra says:

    I LOVE Parksville!

  75. Sherri, says:

    Girl getaway!

  76. Brenda says:

    I haven’t been to Parksville in years, it’d be great to revisit them.

  77. Cliff says:

    I have fond memories of Parksville

  78. Art B. says:

    Looks beautiful!! Please please please pick me!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  79. Kam Sidhu says:

    This is fantastic….would live to getaway!

  80. janice montroy says:

    would love to win

  81. Rebby says:

    I LOVE Parksville! It’s been a while ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for another fab giveaway!

  82. Sarah says:

    Looove Parksville!

  83. Ursula says:

    Looks amazing!

  84. Candice TownSchon says:

    My husband and I would love a little getaway like this!

  85. Lynn Montes says:

    my mom asked me to enter and take her if I win!!

  86. Steve v. says:

    Looks really nice, I like the boardwalks!

  87. Laurel says:

    I’ve driven past the Parksville Beach Resort…beautiful hotel & stunning location!

  88. jay says:

    Would love to go here! It Looks beautiful

  89. Erica Son says:

    I would love to go there and get some seriously needed rest from everything.
    The picture shows only some of beauty at Parksville resort. So I want to go there myself to see the place!!!

  90. Ben says:

    awesome! love to visit there one day.

  91. Karen Lam says:

    Would love to visit Parksville!

  92. Winnie Wong says:

    Lovely giveaway! Such a beautiful place!

  93. Mariska says:

    I love Parksville! One of my favourite spots on the Island!

  94. Michelle says:

    I’ve never been! Definitely would love to visit!

  95. Andrea says:

    Looks lovely! Would love to visit (and win!)

  96. Michael Kwan says:

    Sounds like fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. V Nguyen says:

    Always wanted to go to Parksville.

  98. Amber Smith says:

    Such an amazing place!

  99. Rob says:

    What a beautiful looking resort! The mini golf looks great too? We would love to win this beautiful vacation.

  100. S.Field says:

    Grew up just outside of Parksville but actually very rarely take the kids to the beach there because we’re always busy with family stuff when we go. Would be fabulous to have a Parksville beach vacation.

  101. Charlene Barringham says:

    It’s beautiful over there. I would like to take my husband for a nice get away.

  102. Greg says:

    What a nice weekend getaway this would be for me and my wife.

  103. Debbie F says:

    What a nice sounding place.

  104. David D. says:

    Looks amazing, crossing my fingers!

  105. Breeze says:

    Wow…looks fantastic. I’d love to go.

  106. Lorelei Wey says:

    That looks super fun

  107. Cecilia says:

    Never been there! Would love to!!

  108. wono99 says:

    looks nice!

  109. Sofi says:

    This looks beautiful! I’m getting married in October, this would be an incredible mini-honeymoon!

  110. Naoko says:

    Very fond memories of Parksville as a kid….digging for clams and sand castle competition! (even remember a special trick that my Uncle taught us to get rid of all the sand inside the clams…we just put the clams we collected in a bucket of water and added some oatmeal / rolled oats!!) We have family coming to visit from Japan and would love to go here!

  111. Raju says:

    Hope I win!

  112. Nora says:

    Looks beautiful!

  113. Vince says:

    Beautiful properties – great prizes!

  114. Deidre says:

    wow! I would love to win this!

  115. Gary says:

    Would be a fun trip

  116. Christine says:

    Fingers crossed!

  117. Chelle says:

    I’ve driven through but never stayed in Parksville.

  118. Elizabeth S. says:

    crossing my fingers for a win!

  119. Lori says:

    I would love to win…my hubby and I need a vacay!!

  120. Dan says:

    I’d love to take my wife. We have a 4 year old boy so it is hard to get away… : )

  121. Lori says:

    wow – I would love to win this!

  122. valerie says:

    Have not been to Parksville in years!

  123. Geoff Michell says:

    Heading to parksville today! Would be a great gift for our 11th wedding anniversary on the upcoming weekend!

  124. Caresse says:

    I love Parksville and the beautiful Rathtrevor Beach!

  125. Siobhan S. says:

    I would just love to go! Thanks for another amazing contest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Dana says:

    This looks beautiful! I bet it is wonderful this time of year.

  127. Dilara says:

    Parksville is one of my favorite places to visit on the Island too!

  128. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    On my list of go-to BC places.

  129. Would be easy for us to get to from Victoria – great spot in the summer.

  130. Gayle says:

    Looks gorgeous!!

  131. Heidi C says:

    Looks great!

  132. Andrea says:

    I would love to win this! I need a vacation haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. Could use a great Island getaway

  134. Laura says:

    I adore Parksville!

  135. Alicia M says:

    This would be amazing, I love that kind of scenery.

  136. Jenn S says:

    I would love to win this.. I really need a vacation

  137. richard w says:


  138. Chantelle J says:

    Yes Please !

  139. pamela mckenzie says:

    I would love to go and stay there.

  140. Dom says:

    Parksville is great in the summer- I wouldn’t mind winning!

  141. Jarrah says:

    This would be great – looking for an excuse to go back to Parksville to enjoy the beaches and of course the crazy mini-golf!

  142. Jackie says:

    My family loves it there! Looks gorgeous!

  143. Jenn M says:

    We are so lucky to live on the West Coast!

  144. Jan says:

    nice giveaway

  145. Stacey says:

    I would love to win this!

  146. Sharylin says:

    We’ve only ever driven through Parksville, it would be nice to stay there and check out the beaches ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. mary says:

    parksville. he heart

  148. Amy says:

    I’ve never been!

  149. Elizabeth B says:

    would love to have a chance to stay in Parksville instead of just driving thru it! Tweeted too!

  150. Michael says:

    We’ve never stayed in Parksville, but have heard people rave about it!

  151. Tim604 says:

    I have never been and would love to go! Thanks!

  152. Joyce says:

    looks beautiful! would love to go there

  153. Jenny says:

    I’ve never been. Would love to visit!

  154. Jeremy says:

    Have never been to Parksville. Would love to go.

  155. Sara says:

    This sounds incredibly relaxing!

  156. Brandon says:

    Parksville is a beautiful place would love to go back there

  157. shelaine says:

    parksville – ice cream!

  158. Jake says:

    Would be awesome to go home for a visit and actually stay at a hotel! And it’s walking distance to my favourite coffee shop (The Brimm)!

  159. JRF says:

    Have stayed at this property several times both in a suite and ocean front room. Have always greatly enjoyed my stays. The staff are always friendly and the food is the best and what can you say about the views at SUNSET ( or sunrise!!)
    Would love to win this getaway

  160. Elizabeth says:

    Sounds really nice and I would love to go

  161. Matthew S says:

    Never been to Parksville but always wanted to go.

  162. Leonora says:

    Add me in. Never been to Parksville…

  163. Mike says:

    Parksville here I come!

  164. Jen says:

    would be a great get away for me and the boyfriend!

  165. Parrish says:

    That looks like the perfect place for a lovely solo vacation (leaving hubby and son at home!)

  166. Ray Maddly says:

    Love Parksville.

  167. Ashley M says:

    Saving for vacation is going to be tough in the next 5 years as I’m going back to school. I’d love to win a getaway for my boyfriend and I ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Tamara says:

    Looks so beautiful!! I’d love the opportunity to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  169. Mark says:

    Love this place!

  170. Brittany says:

    Ummm YES! I love Parksville and I need time away from work! 17 days straight is just too long =(

  171. Shannon Mac says:

    I heard there is good thrift store shopping in Parksville. Pretty place, I love mini golf.

  172. cein says:

    Great place

  173. Michaela Klassen says:

    never been to Parksville!

  174. Tamara w says:

    This property looks and sounds lovely. There are many reasons I’d love to win a get a way. Having my ties in the sand is indeed one of them. Thank you for the opportunity to win and play on the island.

  175. Jane says:

    looks so beautiful! i love travelling, definitely want itttt..!

  176. Ruth Hartnup says:

    I’m going to Parksville in September – please save me from two nights in a tent with a sleep-averse toddler by giving me a chance to win this prize!!

  177. Traci Penner says:

    Not only has my husband been working full time at his “paid” job but every day after work and every weekend he has been working on our roof renovation until dark. It would be lovely to win a getaway as a reward for him ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. Marga says:

    My hubby and I could really use a trip to Parksville ๐Ÿ™‚

  179. Nicole says:

    Looks like a great place!

  180. Grace M says:

    Id love to bring my husband along for this!

  181. Lisa says:

    I love Vancouver Island and Parksville.

  182. EM says:

    What a lux base from which to visit Rathtrevor & do some Oceanside exploring!

  183. Eran Roubini says:

    A great resort in a great location

  184. Jennifer T says:

    I love Parksville! (have family there). Must include stops to Cathedral Grove and Coombs Market while you’re there… great fun for kids too!

  185. Heather says:

    The last time I was in Parksville I was pregnant. I loved it there! Memories!

  186. Stephanie says:

    I have heard how beautiful Parksville is but have never been…would love to go!

  187. Megan Gray says:

    I would love to win a trip!

  188. This place looks great

  189. zaelia says:

    I need a vacation!

  190. Shaunna Johnson says:

    I would love to get away to the beach! So beautiful on Vancouver Island.

  191. Nancy says:

    LOVE, LOVE Beach Club!!!! Thanks for another great contest!!!

  192. Meagan B says:

    We love parksville and qualicum, this would be amazing!!:)

  193. Sonja says:

    I haven’t been to Parksville in years—this would be amazing to win!

  194. Grant Bowen says:

    Never been to Parksville before but I would sure love to take my hard-working wife away for a romantic weekend!

  195. kim says:

    this would be a fun trip to go on ๐Ÿ™‚

  196. Rebecca says:

    Have never been to Parksville. Would really enjoy this.

  197. anne says:

    amazing! I love the island ๐Ÿ™‚

  198. Erin says:

    i\ love \parksville!

  199. David Brodie says:

    Looks like a great spot!

  200. tania says:

    Looks like a great place!

  201. rino says:

    Sounds really nice and I would love to go!

  202. Debbie says:

    amazing! Would love to win

  203. Debbie says:

    Perfect place for a romantic getaway for my boyfriend and I. He’s never been to Canada and it would be perfect for his first ever visit!!!

  204. Sherry F says:

    I haven’t been to Parksville in ages…..this would be fun.

  205. Mary says:

    this would be a perfect aniversary gift!

  206. Mike says:

    I need a holiday / cool prize

  207. Harjit says:

    ~~~Wowowowow~~~ Love 2see Parksville

  208. Karen M says:

    The Beach Club Resort Parksville looks amazing! And who wouldn’t love to go to one the sunniest places in the province?

  209. Sarah Haffey says:


  210. Doug Jones says:

    I’m craving a visit to the ocean…. nowhere better than our BC coast….Parksville would be perfect!

  211. I would love to go to Parksville with my fiance! This would be the perfect anniversary gift to celebrate our 7 Year anniversary!!

  212. Desy Cheng says:

    This place looks amazing! And I love how it’s right on the beach! I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  213. Randy Welch says:

    I grew up on that part of the Island. Such a beautiful place to spend time. I would love to take my girlfriend there for our anniversary. Thanks for the opportunity.

  214. Kim says:

    I went to Parksville about 4 years ago and have wanted to go back for so long. It is such a great place, scenic and relaxing!

  215. Kiran says:

    Just moved to the Island. What a way to start discovering it ๐Ÿ™‚

  216. John Dobrzanski says:

    Having spent a few weekends in Parksville, I can attest to its beauty. This time year the clear night skies and star gazing is amazing! Would love to go it again!

  217. Cheryl says:

    Would love to visit Parksville again, I haven’t been in almost 20 years!

  218. Shannon says:

    This would be an amazing anniversary trip!!!

  219. Gigi says:

    Absolutely awesome!

  220. Brett says:

    Love Vancouver and the islands. One of the most beautiful spots on earth.

  221. Megan says:

    Please enter me into the draw!

  222. Pat B says:

    I haven’t been there since I was a kid – but have heard SO many people talking about the great time they’ve had in Parksville this summer. Would โ™ฅ to go!

  223. Connie says:

    Great giveaway!

  224. Chris says:

    If you don’t. Enter you can’t. Win. Here’s. Hoping.

  225. Lora Carroll says:

    Looks like a fun get-away!

  226. Deidre says:

    Pick me! this is a gret prize!

  227. Vince says:

    This would make my wife (and me!) very happy!

  228. Sandra battle says:

    I loved Parksville when I was there years ago time to go back please!

  229. Janina says:

    Would love to visit this part of the island!

  230. Julia says:

    Such a perfect getaway!

  231. Aliya says:

    Would love to go to parksville. Haven’t been in years!

  232. Stotes says:

    Sounds like a fantastic getaway!

  233. Scott says:

    Nice near end-of-summer getaway to win!

  234. Ro says:

    Would be the perfect pre-wedding getaway!

  235. Jane says:

    I love sandy beaches! The Beach Club Resort looks wonderful!

  236. roy says:

    sweet I so want to win this. gorgeous place.

  237. Teresa says:

    Would love to win this! It would be the perfect place to go…haven’t been there in years.

  238. Michelle says:

    Would love to win! The views are always breathtaking ๐Ÿ™‚

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