December Events

November 28th, 2014

December is always a magical time in the Parksville area, make sure you check out these wonderful events!

December 2014:

  • Timberline Dances (Wednesdays)
  • Old Time Thursday Dances (Thursdays)
  • Qualicum Beach Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • Parksville Qualicum Beach Christmas Light Tour (Dec 1 to 22)
  • Milner Christmas Magic (December 5th to 7th; 12th to 14th; 17th to 21st)
  • Tea by the Sea (Dec 2 & 16)
  • Cooking Classes at Deep Bay Marine Field Station (Dec 6)
  • Arts Centre Winter Open House & Craft Fair (Dec 6)
  • Errington Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale (Dec 6)
  • Tidesmen Chorus Christmas Show (Dec 6)
  • Music on Sunday – The Voces Intimae Choir (Dec 7)
  • Victoria Symphony – A Sentimental Christmas Carol (Dec 15)
  • Ethan Claymore Theatre Production (Dec 17-21)

For more information on events in Parksville, please click here…

Favorite Winter Activities

October 24th, 2014

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If you are looking to escape winter, Parksville is the place to be! Be sure to check out these fun-filled winter activities when you visit:

  • Coombs Country Market – Famous for their goats on the roof, international foods, imported gifts, in store baked goods, and of course… ice cream!
  • Cathedral Grove – Plan to spend a few hours wandering Cathedral Grove’s trail system and gazing up at 800 year-old giant cedars.
  • Horne Lake Caves – Experience the magic of the underground cave world within this unique park.
  • Milner Gardens & Woodlands - Immerse yourself in one of the Top 10 Gardens in Canada, according to Canadian Geographic.
  • Rathtrevor Beach Park – Majestic old growth trees, beautiful ocean sunsets, a wide sandy beach to explore.
  • Old School House Arts Centre – A heritage building that is home to three galleries featuring monthly exhibitions by British Columbia artists.
  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre - A unique experience with wildlife viewing, eagle flight cage, and museum.
  • Butterfly World & Gardens - Stroll amongst hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies in their indoor tropical gardens.
  • Golf - There are 6 golf courses close by that cater to every level of player and budget. 
  • Dining - The Parksville area is packed with a truly diverse range of all-budget independent dining establishments – some secreted away in oceanside resorts and on backcountry roads, others clustered in the heart of town.

Christmas Parties!

October 15th, 2014

Host your Christmas Party with Sunrise Ridge Resort! 

Christmas Present by sparkling treeAre you organizing a Christmas party? Then bring your party to our party and let us give you and your colleagues a fun and memorable festive getaway to Parksville,centrally located on Vancouver Island. Our Resort offers spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom accommodations and our stunning venue will hold up to 50 people comfortably.  

We host Christmas party nights from late November, throughout December and into early January. Ask how you can book our meeting space at half price! 

Planning a Wedding in 2015?

October 1st, 2014

Are you planning a wedding on Vancouver Island next year? Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in stunning Parksville, BC offers the perfect location to celebrate an intimate wedding or celebration. Say your “I Do’s” against the floor-to-ceiling fireplace on the Hummingbird Terrace, nibble on canapés in the Heron Lounge, and celebrate with close friends and family in the intimate Sandpiper Room. Each space can be configured to fit any unique style. Click here for more information.

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Extend your Summer!

August 22nd, 2014
Summer isn’t over yet! Make sure you check out these great events and activities in and around Parksville throughout August & September:

August 2014:

  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Live Raptor Presentation at Rathtrevor Park Amphitheater (Wednesdays)
  • Parksville Farmers Market (Fridays)
  • Qualicum Beach Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • Errington Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • Origami for Kids Workshop (Aug 18-22)
  • Art by the Beach (Aug 23)
  • Downtown Qualicum Beach Sidewalk Sale (Aug 23)
  • Fishy Fun Camp at Deep Bay Marine Field Station (Aug 25)
  • Men’s & Ladies Nights at Fairwinds Golf Club (Aug 25)
  • 2nd Annual Coombs Country Music Jamboree (Aug 22-24)
  • Qualicum Beach Train Station Centennial Celebration (Aug 23)

September 2014:

  • Old Time Thursday Dances (Thursdays, Sept 11-Dec 11)
  • Parksville Farmers Market (Fridays)
  • Qualicum Beach Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • Errington Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • P-ART-Y on the Drive (Sept 7)
  • Paws in the Park (Sept 7)
  • Horne Lake Canoe Tour (Sept 9)
  • Tourism Vancouver Island Conference (Sept 9 -11)
  • Knox 10th Annual Fall Fair (Sept 13)
  • Old Time Fiddle Jamboree (Sept 20-21)

For more information on events in Parksville, please click here…