Arbutus Grove Motel

1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Parksville

Had a Barking Good Time.

A travel blog entry by karob52


Sunny day on the island and I took advantage of the beautiful weather. I did a bit of hiking and then stopped at Fanny Bay where there is a raft that ...

Chillax in Parksville

A travel blog entry by abeliwasierisaw


... they did come by the road like our Aussie Kangaroos.

When we got back to the unit, we used the barby for our Angus, added a bit of blue cheese sauce from a local cheese supplier with a salad, it did start to rain nothing heavy we were uncover but it did make it a bit cooler – 13 degrees - only Aussie tourists would be dumb enough to have a Barby at this time of year, we were sure the locals would be inside having hot soups and roasts, sitting by a cosy ...

Off to "the island" :)

A travel blog entry by benny_and_loz


... started hissing at us and dove back into the water. Then he surfaced about 2 metres in front of us, looked around to see we were still there, hissed at us, dove under and surfaced 4 metres to the right. Then he'd pop up, spot us still there, hiss at us, go under again and pop up in a different spot - it was like he was trying to lose us haha, pretty funny. This went on for a few minutes till we decided to move away and leave him in peace. We didn't see any whales but that's ok, ...

Travel Day!

A travel blog entry by hollieohs


... while packing. I finally rolled into bed just after 12am. My 5:15 wake up came all too soon. My parents were taking me to the ferry, and the airport, so we loaded up the car and were out the door by 6:20. We had to meet up with Karen and her parents prior to getting on the ferry, since my parents were the ones taking us there. So of course we all pulled over, and everyone had to be introduced. Then we had to take pictures, one of Karen, her mom, my ...

Long Beach, Tofino and the middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by travelingdiva


... we continued on the highway to Parksville. We got stuck in a construction stop where we had to wait for 30 minutes before they opened the road for traffic again.

Our last stop before Parksville was in Cathedral Grove. This section of the highway is really interesting. Suddenly you are surrounded by incredibly tall trees and the sun disappears above their branches. We pulled over in the parking spots alongside the highway and walked along the little paths to check out ...

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This motel, located on 1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, is near Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park.
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