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Picture spots kelowna

Are you visiting Vancouver Island’s Parksville and/or Qualicum Beach this holiday season? Then this is the perfect time for the best Vancouver Island photo for your Instagram. Don’t forget to snag some photos for Instagram and Facebook—not to mention for yourself when you want to look back on these memories. Here are a few perfect photo-op spots in the area.

Both spots are side-by-side, so if you are visiting one, it’s easy to site-see in the other. If you don’t mind a short drive, you can travel here from Nanaimo, too.

Parksville spots:

  • Springwood Park

This community park is a bit on the outskirts of town but well worth the trip. You’ll have plenty of frosty grasslands to pose to your heart’s content.

  • The waterfront by Paradise Fun Park

Any waterfront view is fine but this one is particularly accessible. Here, you’ll see sandy beaches and choppy winter waters—bad for swimming but great for a quick social media photoshoot!

  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Not only will you have plenty of space to stage a scene, but you can also snap some cool photos of wildlife in the area. Several species of wildlife can be seen in the park depending on the season, including deer, raccoons, squirrels, otters, mink, eagles, osprey, hawks, vultures, and owls.

  • Our Parksville Vacation Homes

If you’re staying with us during your time on the island, you’ll have your very own cozy, modern space to use to snag a couple of Instagram-worthy pics.

Qualicum Beach spots:

  • Horne Lake Caves

Want some jaw-dropping photos? Try the Horne Lake Caves. Book a winter tour for a full walkthrough, where you’ll be able to take unbelievable photos of rock formations, waterways and falls, and low-light flora and fauna.

  • Beachfront Park

What makes for a better picture than romantic wooden benches along an ocean-facing path? Parking available near the boardwalk makes this a quick stop if you’re looking for that perfect shot.

  • Our Qualicum Vacation Homes

If you are staying with us during your trip to Vancouver Island, you’ll have waterfront views and cozy kitchen nooks with which to stage the perfect photo.

Contact us to snag a picture-perfect spot for the perfect holiday getaway. Book for summer now; we fill up fast!