33rd Annual Gala:   

On October 14, 2017, the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 33rd Annual Gala - Blue Moon Gala. 

The Gala is a night of fund raising! Your Chamber of Commerce takes on many responsibilities and projects within our community, such as economic and social development (business start up and relocation counseling, residential relocation packages, retail promotions, etc), Business Awards and hosting public meetings. As well, the Chamber of Commerce operates the Visitor Centre year round.

Join Us

The annual Gala Auction fundraiser includes a gourmet buffet dinner, Silent and Live Auctions, draws and dancing! It’s one of Parksville’s premier social events and you don’t have to be a Chamber of Commerce member to enjoy this special night. Just call 250-248-3613 for your tickets, which are $85 each - organize a table of 8 or 10 of your friends, and your ticket is free! ($595for a table of 8 or $765 for a table of 10).

FREE SHUTTLE service is provided to get you home safely after the event.

Donate to a worthy cause

A member of our committee may be calling or dropping by your business to see you in the near future. We hope that you will consider supporting this event by making a donation. Click here to download the pledge form (pdf) or use our Gala Auction online pledge form and help out a worthy cause.

The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to return to its role as the organizing committee for Canada Day in Parksville on July 1st.

Parksville's Canada Day celebrations are among the largest on Vancouver Island. The day's festivities kick off with the Shriner's Pancake Breakfast, parade, family focused entertainment and activities as well as the fabulous grand finale fireworks, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Add in food trucks, concessions, artisan booths and fun rides for the kids, and it will be a full day of family fun.  

Shriner's Pancake Breakfast 7:30 am -11:00 a.m. 

Parade (Pioneer Crescent to Parksville Community & Conference Centre) - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Opening ceremonies - 12:00 noon  


  • 12:45 – 1:45 Maloomba Boogie Band
  • 2:00 – 3:15 La Familia
  • 3:30 – 4:45 Vinyl Feedback
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PK Tessman
  • 6:15- 7:30 Jayden Holman
  • 7:45 – 9:00 The Moonshine Mollys
  • 9:15 – 10:15 Boom Booms
  • 10:15 – 10:45  Fireworks
  • 10:45 – 11:15  The Boom Booms

Thrifty Foods Fireworks Spectacular - 10:15 p.m  

Click HERE for the Parade Registration Form.


During the lovely Tuesday evenings of summer in Parksville, BC, the Summer by the Sea Street Market is the perfect weekly stop and shop for both locals and visitors! The street market is within walking distance of our stunning beach and community park, which hosts Parksville's annual BeachFest and the Quality Foods International Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition. As one of the largest markets on the island, in its 14th year, our street market has fantastic participation from local merchants, as well as both full-season and drop-in vendors from all over Vancouver Island, making it just the right amount of different each week. With live music and entertainment adding to the ambience, it transforms Craig Street into an exciting place for a Tuesday evening stroll. Be prepared to love this market!

This event, organized and managed by the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, runs for twelve consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, between mid June and the end of August (8:30 pm closing in late August). With the participation and following of returning and new exceptional local merchants and Vancouver Island vendors each year, who present high quality, unique and fabulous products, tasty food and live entertainment, the market has grown to 180+ weekly vendors that now consume over five city blocks on Craig Street (between Island Highway and Jensen Avenue), Middleton Avenue, and Hirst Street (between Alberni Highway and Craig Street). 

The 2017 season runs from June 13th to August 29th. Vendors interested in applying to take part in the 2017 market will have access to an online application, beginning in March of this year, on the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce website. Click HERE to view the Vendor Rental Agreement and HERE for the site map. 


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