Must See Events

MAR.31-Friends of Foster Park Easter Egg Hunt

Bring the Whole Family and your Easter Baskets

MAY4,5,6-Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

So Many Things to Take in and Enjoy

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Celebrating Nature on the Shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Community Events

Saturday, March 24th

The KingmiXers

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Music

A great lineup of seasoned players; Gary Preston’s fiery harmonica, piano and soulful vocals are supported by Anita Bonkowski’s deep rhythmic grooves on bass and drums. It’s all capped off by the tasty guitar stylings of David Schade, and for the 4 piece, with the steady and powerful bass playing...

Whitecaps vs Galaxy

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Sports

Whitecaps at home against Galaxy, broadcast on TSN. 7-9pm

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:30pm | Community, Environment

Turn out your lights at 8:30 p.m. your local time on Saturday, March 24, and show your commitment to a better future. Switching off the lights for Earth Hour 2018 means showing your commitment to the planet—and switching on the fun at home.

Sunday, March 25th

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 9:00am | Community, Family Friendly, Food & Drink

Make Sunday your favourite day of the week with Smoke 'N Water's signature brunch buffet, every Sunday from 9-2. Whether you’re craving breakfast or lunch you will find a great selection of fresh, house made dishes to satisfy your appetite. Each Sunday our buffet will offer Bennies,...

Wetland Birding Tour - Brant Wildlife Festival

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 9:30am | Community, Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Tour a wetland wonderland with Parksville wetlands initiative founder and expert birding guide Christopher Stephens. This hidden gem with 87 recorded bird species and many noteworthy critters is a key habitat for unique marsh birds & amphibians, supporting an abundance and diversity of species...

Spring Market by Medley Markets & Fairs

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Markets, Shopping & Fashion

Our markets offer entrepreneurial-minded individuals a venue to showcase their wares all the while providing a well-balanced and engaging shopping experience to the consumer. Get your table booked today at Come join us at our next market! 10am-3pm

Brant in the Bay - Brant Wildlife Festival

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free

Enjoy the chance to view Brant geese and other birds through spotting scopes and have all your nature questions answered by the Arrowsmith Naturalists at Parksville Community Park. 10am to 2pm Free and fun for all ages!

Forest Bathing Walk

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Education, Health & Fitness, Talks & Workshops

Knowledgeable and experienced eco tour guides invite you to come relax, rejuvenate and soak up nature’s restorative medicines on a slow paced, sensory and mindful forest bathing experience. 10am to 12pm Pre-registration required Book with Pacific Rainforest Tours or...

Spring Sundays at VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

Enjoy the early Spring bulbs. Garden open 11am to 3:30pm, last entry 3pm. Tea Room open 11am for tea, soup, and scones with last seating 3pm. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, Milner Gardens members and current VIU students with card free admission.

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides are BACK for Spring Break!

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Sports, Teens

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides are BACK!: Saratoga Speedway. Open every day of spring break (Mar 24-Apr 8) from 12-4pm. Go-Karts: $15/10 laps pp. Monster Truck Rides: $15/ride (weather permitting), and then open every weekend after spring break from 12 noon to 4pm.