Festivals and Events

What’s Happening in Parksville this Year

Brant Wildlife Festival (March & April)

The Brant Wildlife Festival is an annual celebration of nature, encouraging Parksville residents and visitors to get out and explore and learn about nature in the area. As the Brant Geese migrate, guests to the festival can watch from the shores of Rathtrevor Beach, or take part in workshops or shows.

Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market (Year Round)

One of the most popular farmer’s markets to visit is the Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market, open from 8:30 to noon every Saturday morning. Wander through the quiet town of Qualicum Beach and pick up your favourite local produce and goods. The market is located a 15-minute drive away from Ocean Trails Resort, next to the Qualicum Beach Community Hall.

Parksville Beach Festival – August

Held over a three week period each August, the festival includes the Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition, beach volleyball & croquet tournaments, a bike-a-thon, a classic car show and more.

P-ART-Y on the Drive – September

This event brings together music, art, and food on Parksville’s Resort Drive, with lots of activities for the kids, too!

Parksville Vacation Mini Golf Family Fun

Paradise Seaside Resort offers two world class miniature golf courses. The exquisite 1/4 scale golf course features a fully rigged pirate galleon and treasure cave, water mill, lighthouse, Victorian mansion, and village church. Paradise Seaside Resort is open from early March to mid October.

For up to date calendar information about these and other festivals and events happening on Vancouver Island near our resort, please visit the Parksville & Qualicum Beach Tourism website.

Start making Parksville memories

Treat yourself to a getaway to Ocean Trails Resort, just steps from world class Rathtrevor Beach.