Must See Events

MAR.23-APR.14-Million Dollar Quartet

Their Red-Hot Jam Session Changed Music Forever

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Celebrating Nature on the Shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Celebrating Nature on the Shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Family Friendly Events

Saturday, March 17th

Port Alberni's Seedy Saturday

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Education, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Markets, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

We have hosted events at a local valley farm in the past but this year we are very happy to announce that we are co-sponsored with Alberni Valley Transitions Towns Society, St Patrick's Day, celebrating an everything GREEN THEME! There will be food and drinks available on site for purchase from...

Whitecaps vs United

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 4:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Sports

Whitecaps away against United, broadcast on TSN. 4:30-6:30pm

Sunday, March 18th

All Day Autocross at Saratoga Speedway

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Teens

Sunday is all day Autocross. Registration starts at 10am, then it's autocross all day until 4pm. Rain or Shine, Everyone Welcome. $10 fee for pit person 

Monday, March 19th

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:00am | Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Major Events, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

A Spring Celebration of Nature, March 19 to April 28. It celebrates nature, particularly Brant geese, on mid-Vancouver Island through many fun activities for all ages.  Events range from Spring Break Nature Camps for kids to wildlife viewing opportunities and guest speakers across Parksville,...

Wednesday, March 21st

Golden Buddha Open to Public

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:00pm | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

Come and meditate with the 15' Golden Buddha, do walking meditation, spin the prayer wheels, light a butter lamp & browse the gift shop. Give yourself some peace and space! Wednesday March 7 & 21, 1pm - 3pm and Friday March 16, 1pm - 4pm.

Friday, March 23rd

New Movie Releases

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Seniors, Teens

New Movie Releases For March 23: Big Lebowski (Classic Flim Series), Isle of Dogs, Midnight Sun, Pacific Rim: Uprising and at IMAX, Paul: Apostle of Christ, Sherlock Gnomes, Unsane.

Festival Nanaimo 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Music, Seniors, Teens

Festival Nanaimo is a new multi-dimensional community festival taking place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March 2018. It showcases all the things that we love about the city where we live, work and play. Come visit in March 2018! Festival Nanaimo 2018 includes great entertainment, concerts,...

Registration for Mini World Cup 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Sports

The Mini-World Cup is being hosted in Ladysmith this year and we are pleased to invite all BCSA affiliated soccer players to enter the Tournament on May 5 & 6. We need your help in making this a successful, fun family orientated weekend so if anyone is interested in Volunteering, Billeting,...

Butterfly World Coombs Opens for the Season

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:00am | Children, Community, Education, Environment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Teens

We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening our doors for the 2018 season on March 23rd. Enjoy 100's of Butterflies in their natural Tropical environment. Our greenhouse creates the perfect indoor setting to view these amazing creatures from all over the world.

Saturday, March 24th

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides are BACK for Spring Break!

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Sports, Teens

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides are BACK!: Saratoga Speedway. Open every day of spring break (Mar 24-Apr 8) from 12-4pm. Go-Karts: $15/10 laps pp. Monster Truck Rides: $15/ride (weather permitting), and then open every weekend after spring break from 12 noon to 4pm.