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Canada Day in Parksville

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




Kids Activities: magic tricks, face painting, air brush tattoos, feather extensions for hair, bouncy castles, rides, kite display, teddy bear toss, Birthday cake, virtual games, Watermelon eating contest at 3:30pm

Volley ball tournament and drop in 9-4

Fireworks Show: sponsored by Thrifty Foods starts @10:15pm 

Main Stage Show: Jayden Holman 3:30-4:45, Moonshine Molly’s 5-6, The Beatles Experience 6:15-7:30, The Femme Fatales 7:45-9, Johnny Inappropriate 9:15-10:15 & 10:30-11:00

Food Trucks: 20+ onsite all day 

Market Vendors: 20+ onsite all day

Reminder: All Community Park parking is closed for the full day of festivities. There will be no parking available unless you have a disability parking permit to show gate security.

 Alternative parking space for public use during the parade:

  • Two gravel lots on Jensen
  • Parking lot behind the Career Centre
  • Gravel parking lot on McCarter
  • The CCCU parking lot
  • The Scotia Bank parking lot
  • The CIBC parking lot


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