Parksville & Qualicum

Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day! In honour of this year’s celebrations, we have a list of the various and fun family-friendly events taking place throughout Vancouver Island. Victoria: An impressive lineup of multicultural programming, local performers, and family-friendly activities is on the agenda for Canada Day in downtown Victoria, concluding with spectacular fireworks taking place over Victoria’s Inner Har...

Qualicum Spring Events – VIU’s Milner Gardens Bunny Trail

Are you looking for something fun to do this Easter weekend? Do you love relaxing in springtime gardens? This event can help! Come to Milner Gardens and enjoy the time you spend with your kids on the annual Bunny Trail. You can also drop in for a cup of tea! Kids can pick up a map of the Bunny Trail at the Welcome Centre. These contain the clues you will need to spot the bunnies! Return to the Poo...

Parksville Winter Events – Winter Carnival Skate

Are you looking for something to do that will brighten your day? Is the weather still looking poorly outside? Brighten up the winter blues at this Winter Carnival Skate in Parksville. There will be a fun carnival on ice at the Oceanside Place Arena! Kids and adults alike can participate in many carnival games as well as ice skating. You can win tickets and bid on prizes! The prizes will be awarded...

Qualicum Winter Events – Dr. Seuss on the Loose Family Swim

Are you and your kids a fan of Dr. Seuss’s books? This Seussical event might be up your alley! Join in the fun on this wet, wet day at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum. Come and have a swim with Thing One and Thing Two; the event will have you quickly saying “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!” There will be lots of games to play that the whole family can enjoy. The cost to enter the...

Parksville Winter Events – Gem & Mineral Show

Are you looking for a family-friendly event this month? Do you have family members or friends who are fans of gems and rocks, and are you one of them? If so, this event is right up your alley! From February 10 to 11 there will be a Gem & Mineral Show at the Parksville Community Conference Centre. Come see the many beautiful and varied gemstones and minerals that dealers are selling! Rocks, gems, c...

Qualicum Winter Events – New Year’s Day Levée

The Qualicum Beach Legion invites you to their annual New Year’s Day Levée! This event is held in collaboration with Quality Foods and the Town of Qualicum Beach. Come join in with welcoming members of the community with refreshments, finger food, music by Bruce Feltham and the Qualicum Beach Pipe Band, and dancing! What’s a Levée, you ask? It’s a uniquely Canadian New Year’s Day tradition of rece...

Parksville Winter Events – New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Join the Parksville community for New Year’s Eve this year! The NYE Family Celebration will take place at the Oceanside Place Arena. This year’s event will include skating in a Winter Wonderland, as well as special guests and live music, craft making, pond hockey games, and even a selfie station. The evening will conclude with a balloon drop and a countdown at 8pm. Food will be available for purch...

Qualicum Winter Events – Last Minute Shopper’s Craft Fair

Have you been waiting until the last minute to get your Christmas shopping done this year? Are you still struggling with gift ideas for your loved ones? This craft fair event may help you! For one day only there will be a Last Minute Shopper’s Craft Fair located in the community hall in Qualicum BC. Over 22 vendors have come to help you match up gifts for those loved ones still remaining on your C...

Qualicum Winter Events – 2017 VIU’s Milner Gardens Christmas Magic

Come see an outdoor Christmas light show that the whole family can enjoy! Milner Gardens proudly presents their annual Christmas Magic event. Stroll your way through over 1 kilometre filled with decorated and lit-up trails. Come and hi to Santa who will be visiting the gardens! Drop in for a cup of tea in the Camellia Tea Room or sample a few refreshments at the outdoor stand. Come and see the Ted...

Parksville Winter Events – Knox “Perfect Gift” Christmas Craft Fair

One of Parksville’s most highly anticipated craft fairs returns for the holiday season. For many, the Knox “Perfect Gift” Christmas Craft Fair, now in its 13th year of running, is a sign that the festitivities are underway. Up to 2000 patrons from Parksville and the surrounding Oceanside communities attended to get a head start on their shopping and entertainment planning for Christmas. The fair h...

Qualicum Winter Events – Winterfest Craft Fair 2017

Looking for that perfect gift for those special someones in your life during the holidays? Want to shop local for a change? This winter Qualicum has one of their biggest craft fairs return to the scene – it’s the Winterfest Craft Fair! This is one of Parksville and Qualicum’s biggest winter craft fairs to date, including TONS of artisans and vendors selling their goods! Expect to find all sorts of...

Parksville Fall Events – Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? Come to Parksville and go ice skating! For all of November (and as of October 1st), this popular activity returns to the Oceanside Place Arena. Admission is free and so are the skate rentals! If you are bringing children please have them accompanied by an adult (19 & up). Pond hockey will not be available. Got any questions about the schedulin...

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