Oct 3, 2022
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Centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 145 km north of Victoria and 37 km north of Nanaimo, Parksville’s temperate climate makes us a popular year round holiday destination. The City of Parksville possesses an abundance of natural beauty and warm hospitality and is world-renowned for its wide tidal sand flats and sun-warmed salt water. Parksville beach was recently named one of the top six beaches in North America by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. The popular beaches in downtown Parksville and at Rathtrevor Provincial Park are heaven for sun worshippers, kite flyers, wildlife watchers and intrepid sandcastle builders.

We are a City that boasts the most moderate, year-round climate in Canada and adventures wait in any season, from walks on our magnificent beaches to mountain biking, fishing, camping, and year-round golf. We offer fine restaurants, a variety of accommodations, and world-class spas. We offer magnificent sandy beaches, mountain vistas and BC's most popular provincial park, Rathtrevor Beach, as well as four other provincial parks within a fifteen minute drive. We are proud to be a part of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve; a UNESCO recognized area, dedicated in part to providing models of sustainable development.

Parksville is known for its hospitality; visitors return and often make Parksville their home. Whether you are here for business, playing golf or just passing through, we invite you to stay a while, explore and enjoy the City of Parksville and surrounding Oceanside region. Spend an afternoon on one of our beautiful beaches and you may not want to leave!

In this section, you will find helpful information to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

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