Jul 12, 2024


Welcome to the City of Parksville!

As members of Council, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our city and invite you to discover the many great things that Parksville has to offer.

Parksville is a thriving and progressive community of over 13,000 on the east coast of Vancouver Island and a wonderful place to live, work and visit. The community is made up of long-time residents and new arrivals with a diversity of backgrounds and vibrancy.

Parksville offers residents and visitors spectacular mountain vistas as well as an abundant supply of recreational opportunities with magnificent sandy beaches and BC's most popular provincial park, Rathtrevor Beach, as well as four other provincial parks within a fifteen minute drive. We are a City that boasts the most moderate, year-round climate in Canada and adventures wait in any season, from walks on the beach to mountain biking, fishing, camping and year-round golf. We offer fine restaurants, a variety of accommodations and world-class spas. And, we are known for our hospitality; visitors return and often make Parksville their home.

The City of Parksville has an active and vibrant Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce, Oceanside Tourism Association, Parksville Downtown Business Association and Oceanside Volunteer Association who along with the City, promote and support the growth of existing and new businesses in our region.

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre is home to the City of Parksville, the Regional Library, School District 69 offices, and Vancouver Island University, Parksville/Qualicum Campus. The City of Parksville is part of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve; a UNESCO recognized area, dedicated in part to providing models of sustainable development.

Recent resident satisfaction surveys showed 95% of residents rated the overall quality of life in Parksville as excellent, very good or good. As well, residents gave the City of Parksville top marks for the value of municipal services provided. We are proud of the confidence that residents show in their City, our active volunteers and the many cultural talents throughout our area. We are a community brimming with opportunities.

We are committed to improving and expanding our ability to provide citizens with information concerning the services and functions of our municipal government. Thank you for visiting Parksville.ca and we look forward to serving you. Parksville is a great place to visit, live, work, play, invest and do business. Please contact any member of Council or our staff should you have questions. For those planning a visit to Parksville, enjoy your stay with us.

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