Nov 26, 2022

Filming in Parksville

Located on the sheltered east coast of Vancouver Island, Parksville and the Oceanside region of Vancouver Island offer many spectacular film locations, a temperate climate, natural environment and developed amenities.

From feature films to independent productions, television series to commercials, the City of Parksville encourages and supports the film industry and would be pleased to host your project.

Filming on City Owned Properties in Parksville
Filming conducted on City property requires a permit and business license from the City of Parksville. Guidelines for filming in Parksville, the permit application process and building permit application process are available here:

Film Locations
As well as many well-kept neighbourhoods, recreational facilities and beautiful parks, Parksville's top film locations include:
    Parksville Community Park and Parksville Beach
    Englishman River Provincial Park and Englishman River Falls
    Parksville Museum
    Parksville Train Station
    St Anne's Church and Cemetery
    Paradise Mini Golf
    Top Bridge Park and Trails
    Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
    Parksville Downtown
    Little Mountain
Community park boardwalk Paradise Mini Golf
Parksville is located centrally in the Oceanside region of Vancouver Island where there are many other filming opportunities such as Milner Gardens and Woodlands, Coombs Old Country Market, Cameron Lake and the French Creek Marina.

The Oceanside region hosts over 140 annual events and festivals which appeal to residents and visitors. Parksville hosts many community events and festivities such as Canada Day celebrations (largest on Vancouver Island), the Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition, KidFest, Oceanside Overdrive Cruise and Car Show, Brant Wildlife Festival and the Parksville Kitefest.

Tax Credit Opportunities
The federal and provincial governments offer tax credit opportunities. Information is available on the CreativeBC website.

If you would like more information about filming in the Parksville area, please contact:

Vancouver Island Contacts:
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