Must See Events

Pumpkins on the Drive

October 28 to October 31 - 6:00pm

10th Annual Fall Harvest Fest

Sunday, October 15 • 11am-3pm


Halloween Events in Parksville & Qualicum Beach

October 29

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

6:00pm. Enjoy a 3 Course Dinner while sleuthing the clues to solve a Murder Mystery. Actors will draw you in to the play and provide an evening of comedy, sluething, murder and mayhem. Costumes optional.  Smoke ’n Water Restaurant, #1-1600 Strougler Rd, Parksville. 250-468-7192



5 Great Spots To Discover

June weather on Vancouver Island is unpredictable, but that's no reason to avoid heading outdoors.

Between Nanoose and Deep Bay and inland to the summit of Arrowsmith, there are options for hiking, biking, paddling or just enjoying the easily accessed beauty of Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

While Horne Lake, Cathedral Grove and Parksville Beach get plenty of well earned attention, here are 5 less well known gems to discover without going far afield.


Community Carnival Day

It has been a place where people celebrate weddings, dance to their favourite bands, watch movies and get exercise.

For 15 years the Parksville Community and Conference Centre has been the site of many momentous occasions and now the society which operates the centre is throwing a party to mark the occasion.
On June 20 the centre also known as the PCCC will host Carnival Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Summer Theatre - Bard to Broadway's 16 Season

Another great season of summer repertory theatre is about to begin in Qualicum Beach.

Bard to Broadway’s 16th season starts July 3 and runs until August 15 at the Village Theatre.  

Guaranteed to entertain local theatre goers and tourists alike B2B will be presenting the musical review A…My Name Will Always Be Alice, the enormously popular comedy The Owl and the Pussycat, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps and the teen musical Disney’s Aladdin.  


North of Nashville - Volume 1 - Vancouver Island Concert Series

An up 'n coming new country band featuring acclaimed singer songwriter Paul Laine will be the headliner for a Vancouver Island concert series that starts in Qualicum Beach June 19.

North of Nashville is bringing the best of country, roots, folk, bluegrass, and Americana to the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre with DarkHorse as the headliner.


CPR Trail

Longer days and milder temperatures are all the excuse you need to plan your own outdoors activity.

A local favourite is the CPR Trail which starts opposite Cameron Lake, on the South side of Highway 4.

This is the oldest recognised trail on Vancouver Island that is still used along it's whole length.


Third Annual Dance Party featuring the Timebenders

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

The Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Associationis pleased to announce  that a portion of the proceeds from the presentation of their third Annual Dance Party will be donated to the KSS Fine Arts Society for distribution to the


Art from the Attic

If you are looking for some artwork to decorate your home but are on a tight budget, be sure to check out the 10th annual Art from the Attic Sale at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) which runs April 11 to 24.

TOSH Executive Director Corrine James said everyone wins at this art sale.

“We never know what we are going to get, but we always end up with a good mixture of mediums... acrylic, water colour, prints and photographs,” she said.


Ketas - A One Man Play

A new one-man show that pays homage to one of the most studied and admired British poets will be performed at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville over seven days this month.

Thin Ice Theatre is presenting Keats, written and performed by Caleb Williamson on April 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 18 and 19.

Keats is a two-act play about the English romantic poet John Keats during the year 1820.