The city of Parksville has a population of 12,000 and is an active community blending families with young children, urban professionals, retirees, long time residents and new arrivals who have chosen to live here for the quality of life, the region’s natural environment and developed amenities. Centrally located on the sheltered east coast of Vancouver Island, Parksville’s temperate climate makes it a popular year round holiday destination for tourists from Canada, North America and Europe.
Parksville gets an average of 950 millimetres of rain per yeas, and the average temperature is 14 celsius (about the same as San Fransisco). July averages 23.5 degrees celcius and January is an average temperature of 4.7 degrees C.
The city has 30 urban parks, of which several are some of B.C’s most beautiful Provincial Parks, as well as a number of local and regional parks, all within an easy drive.
Few beaches outside Mexico and the Caribbean compare with our kilometres of near perfect sandy beaches at Parksville Bay and Rathtrevor Provincial Park. With long sunny days, water temperatures may be as high as 20 degree Celsius in the shallows and the flat beaches are safe for everyone in the family, even at high tide.
Parksville was recently named of Canada’s top places to do business, due to the city’s business-friendly policies and supports. It is a city that is growing and plenty of people are making the lifestyle change to move to this small, family-friendly city where
they can continue their career in an amazing seaside atmosphere.
The local real estate market is active yet affordable and offers an exceptional variety of living accommodations from beach front condos to patio homes, adult living condominiums and charming rural properties. Over 140 Events and Festivals annually, and a location amidst some the most environmentally diverse landscape in Canada provides year-round opportunities for an active lifestyle, whatever your age and interests!