The city of Parksville is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is centrally located on the sheltered east coast of the island on the ocean side region. Stay at one of Owner Directs vacation rental properties in Parksville for a night or an extended visit. Flexible accommodations are easy to find here right along the beach or in vibrant, downtown Parksville. With a population of 12,000, Parksville is one of the fastest growing areas on Vancouver Island. Some even call the city, the Jewel of Vancouver Island. With a natural surrounding of mountains and rivers, and its warm climate, Parksville is a year round holiday destination. Looking for an accommodation here is not hard to find and vacation rentals are a great option for your lodging needs.
Stay in a vacation rental of your choice like a condo or house rental and enjoy all that nature has to offer in Parksville. Walk the 7.5 kilometers of sandy shoreline, hit the wilderness trails for a hike or mountain bike adventure, or choose to spend the day on the water kayaking. Nature lovers enjoy visiting the city in April to see the thousands of Brant Geese arrive and stay for the Brant Festival. Parksville has some of the best fishing around and anglers from around the world come to enjoy both fresh and saltwater fishing. Choose from many vacation rentals when you come to Parksville. The outdoors are easily accessible from all accommodations, even condo rentals.
Day trips are common from Parksville. Drive 145 kilometers and you will reach Victoria, BC, but an even closer destination is Nanaimo, BC , 37 kilometers. You will find many other Vancouver Island attractions at these nearby cities. Parksville is known for hosting numerous festivals and year round events. One of the best known events that has been held since 1982 is a sandcastle building competition, Parksville Beachfest . If you choose the beach but no sandcastles, choose Parksville Beach. It has been recently named one of the top 6 beaches in North America by Better Homes and Garden Magazine. No matter what you choose to do in Parksville, you can find an accommodation that's right for you.
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