Find out More about the Parksville Area

Parksville and the Oceanside area have exciting things to do and beautiful places to stay. The Parksville Community and Conference Centre is well connected to the community.

Find Us

How To Find Parksville Community and Convention Centre

From Victoria
sat-mapDrive north on Highway 1 toward Nanaimo, just south of Nanaimo, take the exit for Highway 19 (the Inland Highway) and the north island. Take the second exit for Parksville (Hwy 4A) and proceed to Jensen Avenue. We are in the second block, just past the Civic and Technology Centre. Bus and train connections are available from downtown Victoria.

From Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
From Horseshoe Bay on Vancouver's north shore, take the BC ferry to Nanaimo. Exit the ferry and keep to the two right lanes, then take Highway 19 North towards Parksville. Follow directions as per above to take you to the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. If you are traveling without a vehicle, there is a foot passenger service from Vancouver's inner harbour to the harbourfront in downtown Nanaimo via Harbour Lynx.

From the Airport and South Vancouver
Take Highway 10 and 99, head to the BC Ferry terminal in Tsawwassen and catch the ferry to Duke Point (south Nanaimo). Head north on Highway 1 and then exit to Highway 19 and proceed towards Parksville. From Seattle Head north on I-5 and cross the border at Blaine. Continue North on Highway 99 about 15 minutes, then take the exit for Tsawwassen and the ferries.Take the ferry to Nanaimo (Duke Point). Head North on Highway 1 and then exit to Highway 19 and Parksville. There are also ferries out of Anacortes and Port Angeles in Washington that will take you to Victoria, where you can follow Highways 1 and 19 north to Parksville.

From Port Alberni, Tofino or Ucluelet
Follow Highway 4 directly to Highway 19, where you travel south towards Nanaimo. Take exit 4A to Parksville. From the Comox Valley Take either the scenic coastal Route 19A south from Courtenay, or the four-lane inland Island Highway 19 South.

Where to Stay

Where To Stay

thinkerAt PCCC we look forward to helping you deliver a first class conference experience. When your work is done, we hope that you will linger in Parksville just a little bit longer to enjoy the scenic beauty and many activities that the City has to offer. Our team will gladly assist you with finding the appropriate accommodations for your group within the immediate area. With over 750 rooms available, visitors have a fantastic selection. For a complete listing, please refer to the member directory or accommodation section of the Oceanside Tourism web site: www.oceansidetourism.com.

Our staff will gladly offer suggestions for hiking, dining, sites to see and directions to the marinas and golf courses.

What to Do


Things To Do: Links to a few popular attractions in the Oceanside area.

Central Vancouver Island has abundant opportunities for recreation and leisure pursuits for visitors of all ages and interests. With Parksville as your home base, you will find that you are centrally located and have ready access to the best that Island life has to offer. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, we can assure you that you will enjoy your stay. Join the countless visitors that have happily returned with their partners and families to explore Oceanside further! For detailed information on the following activities, please visit: www.oceansidetourism.com or the www.city.parksville.bc.ca.

Getting Here

Links & Phone Numbers

ferriesCentral Vancouver Island/Oceanside Region

City of Parksville

Town of Qualicum Beach

Greater Nanaimo Regional District

Oceanside Tourism Association

Oceanside Tourism Association

Oceanside Tourism Association

Vancouver Island University


BC Ferries

Air Qualicum Beach: KD Air

Comox Valley Regional Airport: Westjet

Nanaimo, Cassidy Airport: Air Canada

Nanaimo Harbour

Harbour Air Car Rental Automobile rentals, luxury and mini-vans, bus and truck rentals are available in Parksville from Budget Car and Truck Rentals Phone: (250) 248-5341 405 East Island Hwy., Parksville, BC V9P 2H6

Bus Lines

Daily bus service connects all parts of Vancouver Island with the Mainland. For passenger service and tour schedules contact Greyhound Coachlines at (250) 248-5332; or for after hours passenger info call 1-800.661-8747.

Other options include:

Islandlink bus services: Call 1.877.954.3556

Qualicum Chaffeur (250) 954-9694 Airporter service, tours, appointments. 1 to 6 passenger capacity.

Nanaimo Regional Transit System call: (250) 954-1001 For HandyDART service. call (250) 248-4557.

For schedules on line Alliance Taxi (250) 954-5567

Rail Lines

The E & N Dayliner makes daily trips between Victoria and Courtenay. This small train offers a behind the scenes view of rural communities and Vancouver Island forests. For schedules contact VIA Rail at 1-888-842-7245.