Parksville’s Sand Sculpting Competition history dates back to 1982, when we hosted our first “B.C. Open”. A total of 100 people attended the first event, and it was reviewed as a “great success”. From the BC Open to its present day title “The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition“, this event has evolved into a world class Master Sculptor competition.
The Old Country Market in Coombs is famous for our international foods, imported gifts, in store baked goods, and of course… ice cream. We also have a restaurant, a deli and fresh produce all under the roofs of our recently renovated market. If this isn’t enough, when you have shown the family all there is to offer in the market…up the hill is our fabulous Cuckoo’s Trattoria and Pizzeria in the Big Villa at the back, as well as our take-out style Mexican cantina “Taqueria”.
Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville is one of the province’s most popular family destinations. Rathtrevor Beach is home to many resorts (along Resort Drive) and to the BC Provincial Park / Campground of the same name.