One of the rights of passage on family vacations for kids who grow up anywhere on Vancouver Island is a trip to Paradise Fun Park mini golf. Situated on the Island Highway in the area of north Parksville, Rebecca and I found it impossible not to be lured in by the colourful lights, bright flowers, towering castle and the Old Woman’s Shoe.

Aside from two putt-putt courses, Turf ‘N Surf or Treasure Island, Paradise Fun Park also features bumper boats, an arcade, gift shop, Italian café and yours truly’s favourite: Island Farms ice cream. For those wishing to celebrate their birthday at Paradise Fun Park, party with your pals in the Old Woman’s Shoe.

Paradise Fun Park - Mini Golf
Photo: Miss604

I landed myself a hole-in-one on the pirate ship!

Paradise Fun Park - Mini Golf
Photo: Miss604

Mini skirt for mini golf – Rebecca knew exactly what she was doing…

If you can believe it, I resisted temptation… until the next day.

Final score: Rebecca – 49, Keira-Anne – 56.

Paradise Fun Park is located at 375 West Island Highway in Parksville, BC with summer hours from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Please keep in mind that the course closes during the winter months and also has an adjacent seasonal RV/campground and pet-friendly motel. Paradise Fun Park offers a really fun and affordable experience for families and pals like Rebecca and me. For more information, please visit their website.

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  1. “Paradise Fun” Park.

    They’re really trying hard to sell this place as heaven on earth eh.

    I wonder what names they left on the cutting room floor.

    “Super Duper Paradise Utopia Funtastic Park-alicious” to name but one.

  2. Damn it I want some Island Farms icecream now! Look what you did Keira!

    I guess I’ll have Island Farms mango yogurt instead.

  3. I loved that place as a kid! We’d camp in Parksville every summer and this mini golf place was always one of the highlights of our trips! My grandparents from England even joined us there for a game once! Many fond memories of this place!

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