Our Story

Founded in 1909

We have been here for over 100 years!


Parksville is part of the Oceanside group of communities, which stretch along the Salish Sea, from Nanoose Bay to Deep Bay, on the central, East Coast of Vancouver Island.

With its mild climate, and long sandy beaches, Parksville is a popular summer resort and retirement area. Centrally located, at the junctions of Highways 19, 19A (Oceanside Route) & 4A, Parksville is ideal as a base for trips to all parts of Vancouver Island.

VictoriaTofino/Ucluelet & Campbell River are all within a 2 hour drive. BC Ferry services to Vancouver and other mainland destinations are 30 to 45 minutes away, in Nanaimo, from Departure Bay and Duke Point.

With a population of 12,000, Parksville provides all the services of a city while retaining the qualities of small town life.

Blessed with an abundance of parks and trails, recreational opportunities abound here. From seashore to mountain peak, lovers of the outdoors are sure to find plenty to do and to explore.

The diverse topography and variety of ecosystems in the Parksville area led the United Nations to create the Mt. Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve. Named for the tallest peak in the region, which provides a striking backdrop to the city, the biosphere designation has brought international attention to the area.

Come and visit us at Park Sands and discover what a great place this is to relax and recharge.

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