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Parksville area or Sooke/Port Renfrew area for two days?

Portland, OR
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Parksville area or Sooke/Port Renfrew area for two days?

Hello! We have limited time and three little children. We want to spend two nights in one of these areas (don't want to be in the car too long with the little ones). Please advise on which area is the most beautiful/interesting. thank you!

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1. Re: Parksville area or Sooke/Port Renfrew area for two days?

With little kids, I'd head for Parksville.

http://www.visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com/

Its more developed and is a very popular getaway for families. Sooke/Port Renfrew is more remote and scenic, but less in the way of things to do with kids. I find with kids, a successful trip is a balance of parks/trails/nature and mini golf/playgrounds/ice cream. Parksville will make finding that balance a bit easier.

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2. Re: Parksville area or Sooke/Port Renfrew area for two days?

Agree with Vancouverite - Parksville is great for little kids. Beach, mini golf, Coombs not far away.

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3. Re: Parksville area or Sooke/Port Renfrew area for two days?

Our family loves Botanical Beach. I also would recommend Parksville. A smaller, low key Canadian version of Cannon Beach.

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4. Re: Parksville area or Sooke/Port Renfrew area for two days?

Ok thought about this overnight and now for sure, 100%, recommend Parksville! Lots to do for you and your kids. Easy to get to. Nice motels and resorts. Perfect.

http://www.visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com/

5. Re: Parksville area or Sooke/Port Renfrew area for two days?

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