Parksville is a seaside city located on the sheltered east side of Vancouver Island. Located 37 km north Nanaimo and 48 km east of Port Alberni Parksville is a community of young families, tourists and active retirees who live here for its temperate climate, natural beauty and quality of life. The population of about 12000 find occupations in its largest industries of service, construction, business and financial.
Known for its sandy beaches some of the summer highlights are the Show and Shine car show, Sand Sculpting Competitions, Bird Watching, Kite Fest and many golf courses. Many Canadians are also over wintering here for its average winter temperatures are +4c with average summer temperatures of +20c.
Places to visit include Cathedral Grove, Coombs Market, Milner Gardens, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre and Rathtrevor beach.