The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an art lovers’ experience not to be missed!

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ArtWorks is a one-of-a-kind weekend event that brings together celebrated artists, art lovers, art collectors, gallery owners and the general public. The 2-day event takes place Sept 1st and 2nd, 2018, in the beautiful resort setting of Parksville, BC. The public will have a rare opportunity to see these exceptional artists at work, meet and speak with the artists, and attend demonstrations, workshops and panel discussions. An amazing collection of fine works of art by the participating artists will be available for viewing and purchase in a pop up gallery.  ArtWorks provides an opportunity for the public to meet some of Canada’s most renowned artists, while enjoying a weekend at the Quality Resort Bayside in downtown Parksville. 

Visitors can work on enhancing their own artistic skills by attending workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions.

Artists in attendance are by invitation. This event is a collaborative affair with the Parksville & DIstrict Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer committee. Please contact Caitlin Woon if you have any questions:

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….be prepared to love this market.

Brought to you by the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce this popular street market is a true reflection of our community's vibrant character. In its 15th year, the Tuesday night market runs from 6:00 to 9:00pm, Craig Street becomes infused with energy and excitement. Another sold out market with 180 + vendors to visit. The market is popular with locals and visitors looking for a unique experience. With an eclectic mix of local merchants, artisans, craftspeople, farmers, local entertainers and of course food trucks, there really is something for everyone.Dinner at the market or one of our many downtown restaurants? Why not? Such a variety of food with restaurants, vendors and food trucks offering everything from organic and vegan to comfort foods and ethnic options, all prepared onsite and freshly made for you! Whatever you decide, you are sure to find something to enjoy. You might also consider taking home some farm fresh produce to prepare your own feast. Summer by the Sea Street Market is an economic benefit to the community. It helps to bring visitors to the region and specifically to Parksville’s downtown. It’s a great weekday event for those visiting the area looking for a unique Island experience. Come down and enjoy the Tuesday evening market while supporting local businesses, artisans and food producers.

Experience downtown Parksville like you never have before.


Canada Day in Parksville has been a tradition in our beautiful city for over 15 years, bringing our community together, for residents and visitors to gather and celebrate our great country. This special day presented by the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is the largest Canada Day celebration in the region. Celebrate with us July 1st at the Parksville Community Park with entertainment, market vendors, food and family friendly activities.

Event highlights:

Shriners Pancake Breakfast: starts at 7:30am at the Coastal Community Credit Union Parking Lot

Canada Day Parade: starts at 10am The Parade will run from Shelly Rd (Marshalling Station) left onto Island Highway left on Craig Street ending at the City Hall on Jensen Avenue.

Opening ceremonies: noon at the Parksville Community Park main stage 

Kids Stage Entertainment: Innovate Dance Studio 1-2, The Kerplunks 2:15-3:15




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