Parksville, is a beautiful, save and family friendly beach community with a population of about 12,000, Conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Nanaimo, right next to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and its very own community beach park including a beautiful wooden boardwalk, beach volleyball, baseball, football and a lovely kids playground, the town offers a variety of activities to its residents and visitors.
Parksville hosts some great family friendly festivals throughout the year, including:

- The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition
- Canada Day parade, celebrations and fireworks
- The Parksville Beach Festival
- The Summer by the Sea Market

Through its central location, Parksville is a great hub for day trips to Victoria, Tofino, Nanaimo, Comox, Strathcona Provincial Park, Cathedral Grove and many other amazing Island destinations 

Schools in Parksville:
Oceanside Elementary School (980 Wright Road, Parksville)
- Winchelsea Elementary School (140 Renz Road, Parksville)
Ballenas Secondary School (135 Pym Street, Parksville)
Springwood Elementary School (450 Despard Ave, Parksville)
Bright Star Montessori (330 Craig Street, Parksville)

Churches in Parksville:
Knox United Church (345 Pym Street, Parksville)
Arbutus Grove Church (170 West Hirst Ave, Parksville)
Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church (550 Pym St, Parksville)
Our Savior Lutheran Church (795 Island Hwy West, Parksville)
St. Edmunds Anglican Church (407 Wembley Road, Parksville)
Oceanside Community Church (1420 Alberni Hwy, Parksville)
Catholic Church of the Ascension (877 Wembley Road, Parksville)
St. Columba Presbyterian Church (921 Wembley Road, Parksville)

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