The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce have been advised of a possible issue with the collection and remittance of PST by Real Property Contractors. PST is a complicated tax, and even more so for contractors.  Currently, there are situations where the provincial government is receiving two PST remissions from contractors on the same item.The contractors who are impacted by this situation are those who install fixed products into permanent structures.  They are called Real Property Contractors.   The term, “fixed product” refers to immoveable items such as toilets, flooring, cabinets, light fixtures, security systems, etc.  By law, contractors must pay PST when they purchase products to be installed.  Customers are then invoiced with the PST absorbed in the entire price of the completed project.  They are not charged PST separately.Unfortunately, some contractors are making honest mistakes by purchasing these products as PST-exempt items, as if they are purchasing for retail only and not for installation.  These contractors are then installing the product, charging PST to the customer and remitting that PST to the government.  In the latter case, the government has now received the PST remittance.  However, the government is assessing many contractors for their error and then, through an intensive PST audit, assessing penalties and requiring them to remit PST a second time on the purchase price of the product, stating that the contractors have collected PST incorrectly.  Essentially, the government is then receiving double PST on each of these incorrect purchases.  In many cases, businesses have overpaid by tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

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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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