Welcome to Parksville, a coastal beach city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Located north-west of Nanaimo along the Island Highway, Parksville is best known for its large, sandy beaches. One of the city’s famous annual events is a sandcastle-building competition, known as the “Parksville Beachfest.” While Parksville is often referred to as a popular retirement community, the area is filled with year round recreational activities that make appeals people of all ages.
The City at Glance
Average Household Income: $57,314
Top 3 Languages: English, German, French
Distance to Nanaimo: 40 km
Driving time to Nanaimo Airport: 40 minutes
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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Morningstar Championship Golf
Parksville Beach Festival
Mount Washington Ski Resort
Parksville is a city on Highway 19A, known to locals as the Old Island Highway, an easy 37 kilometers drive to Nanaimo. The public transit in Parksville is operated by the BC Transit. Ferries and planes are also other options for getting to Vancouver, which depart from Nanaimo.
Parksville’s School District is operated by School District 69 and is combined with Qualicum area schools.
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Public Elementary Schools:
École Oceanside Elementary School
Springwood Elementary School
Public High Schools:
Ballenas Secondary School
Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo)
Private Elementary Schools:
Morning Glory School
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