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Top Bridge Regional Trail {Parksville BC}

Top Bridge Regional Trail

Top Bridge Regional Trail
Post Last Modified – May 24, 2024 ¦

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Discover Top Bridge Regional Trail On Vancouver Island

One of the great things about living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia 🍁 Canada, is the amount of beautiful; 🏞 National, Provincial and Regional Parks we have to explore. Vancouver Island offers adventure and outdoor enthusiasts some of best, which include one of our favorites …

🌲 Top Bridge Regional Trail 🌲

in Parksville BC.

Parksville is a small, very popular oceanfront resort community, located just minutes north of the City of Nanaimo.
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Top Bridge Regional Trail – A Multi Purpose Park

Top Bridge Regional Trail Sign

Situated right in downtown {Parksville}, and which connects with the very popular; 🏞 Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in the city, this multi purpose trail is very popular year round.

It’s a very easy 5 kilometer 🥾 hiking trail, which makes its way around the very scenic; Englishman River.
There’s also easy access along the route for those riding 🚴 bicycles from the 🏕 campground and around the city limits.

Top Bridge Regional Trail Hiking

Enjoy a leisurely hike all season long, with fishing as well at specific times of the year.

In summer months, the park comes alive with; 🏊 swimming, picnicking, mountain biking and more!

Old Train Trestle Parksville BC

Englishman River definitely becomes one of Parksville’s most popular destinations
that’s away from all the beautiful beaches in the area.
For those wishing to explore nature and take a cool refreshing dip in the river and its natural swimming pools, it’s ideal.

Very refreshing on a hot summer day!

Top Bridge Regional Trail – Top Bridge

Suspension Bridge Parksville BC

One other added attraction this regional park offers, is the 🌉 Top Bridge Crossing.

This is a great pedestrian and cyclist suspension bridge, which crosses over the Englishman River. It’s located right next to the popular swimming holes located in the park.

Top Bridge Regional Trail Suspension Bridge

This is an excellent spot to relax along the river on the rocks and enjoy the beauty of the park.
A superb destination to take a dip, or just sit back and soak in the scenery!

Englishman River Swimming

This is an 81 meter suspension bridge which will connect you with the different trails in the park, great for hiking and biking. The bridge is also a great location for 📸 picture taking!

Top Bridge Regional Trail – Getting There

Top Bridge Regional Trail Map

Getting to park is very easy and within close proximity to the {Tourist Information Center}
and to {Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park}.
From Parksville, you can easily reach the park by way of the; Top Bridge Trail and Top Bridge Crossing.

City of Parksville Logo

Above, is a 🗺 map showing the Park and Englishman River.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for the exact location. 🗺

For those 🚗 driving and wish to visit the Park, there is limited parking right next to the {Suspension Bridge} as well. 
Most anyone living in the city will be able to direct you to the park.

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There’s so much to see and do in and around Parksville, which makes it a major tourist attraction on Vancouver Island, particularly during the summer months.
If you haven’t visited this part of 🍁 Canada, then I highly recommend you add it to your “Must Travel To Next” list.

You’ll be glad you did! 🙂

I’ve added a website to the Official Parksville/Qualicum Beach tourism page, where you can access much more detailed information for planning your vacation on Vancouver Island.

🌅 Parksville-Qualicum Beach 🌅

I’ve also included the Official Nanaimo Regional District website, where you can find more information on this park, and all the other amazing parks and trails situated within the district.

Nanaimo Regional District Logo

🥾 Regional District of Nanaimo 🥾

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