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Parksville’s world-famous sandy beach is beautiful, but there’s lots more to discover in its inviting and walkable downtown.

Has it been a while? Rediscover walkable, remarkable Parksville Downtown.

We’re more than just a pretty beach!

  • Aug 8, 2022
One of the spectacular sculptures in this year's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, a focal point of the Parksville Beach Festival. See the sculptures at Parksville Community Park through Aug. 21. Photos courtesy Parksville Beach Festival

Your go-to guide: 8 ways to enjoy Parksville Beach Festival this August!

Activities for all ages continue at Parksville’s Community Park through Aug. 21

  • Aug 1, 2022
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.

The Pulse of Victoria: Magazine, blog explore agents for change in the Capital Region

If you’ve ever wondered what comes after the Victoria Foundation’s annual Vital…

  • Jul 25, 2022
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.
The CRD is hosting a series of community events giving residents across the region the chance to get a hands-on feel for EVs, e-bikes and EV chargers.

Curious about an e-bike or EV? Get charged up with these hands-on test sessions!

CRD offers look at emissions-friendly electric transportation solutions

  • Jul 18, 2022
The CRD is hosting a series of community events giving residents across the region the chance to get a hands-on feel for EVs, e-bikes and EV chargers.
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer

Love Ucluelet like a local

Ucluelet has always had a chill vibe everyone loves, and the stunning…

  • Jul 11, 2022
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer
Zach Stevenson's Buddy Holly Tribute is one of many highlights of the Mid-Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival, Aug. 5 to 7.

Rock the Park: Music fest to light up Parksville’s brand new outdoor stage

Aug. 5 to 7 festival joins 5-week Parksville Beach Fest, with activities for all ages

  • Jul 4, 2022
Zach Stevenson's Buddy Holly Tribute is one of many highlights of the Mid-Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival, Aug. 5 to 7.
Wondering where designers like Alicia and Azu, from MAC Renovations, find inspiration? Here are five Instagram favourites!

Find your inspiration in the same place the designers do: Here are 5 top picks!

International inspiration for your Greater Victoria renovation is just a click away

  • Jun 27, 2022
Wondering where designers like Alicia and Azu, from MAC Renovations, find inspiration? Here are five Instagram favourites!
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.

Vital Victoria Podcast: Sharing stories + building community

Don’t miss the Vital Signs survey – open til July 4

  • Jun 20, 2022
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.

Vital Victoria Podcast: Sharing stories + building community

Don’t miss the Vital Signs survey – open til July 4

  • Jun 13, 2022
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.

Sun, sand + celebrations: Festival brings international sand sculptors to Parksville

Parksville Beach Festival returns July 14 to Aug. 21 with activities for all ages

  • Jun 13, 2022
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.
Embracing values of continued learning, care and collaboration, the MAC Renovations team ensures they’re all working toward a common goal on their renovation projects.

Does teamwork make dreamwork? In home renovations, definitely!

A renovation team approach can save time, money + many headaches – and deliver the results you want

  • Jun 6, 2022
Embracing values of continued learning, care and collaboration, the MAC Renovations team ensures they’re all working toward a common goal on their renovation projects.
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
CSS gives elite high school athletes the edge they need to go to the next level.

School balances sport and academics to take athletes to the next level

PISE continues CSI’s program for youth athletes in Victoria

  • May 30, 2022
CSS gives elite high school athletes the edge they need to go to the next level.
ELIZA at Royal Bay brings you west coast condo living.

Effortless + elegant condo living arrives in Royal Bay

New project is the first to bring condos to this unique, tranquil area

  • May 23, 2022
ELIZA at Royal Bay brings you west coast condo living.
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs citizen survey digs a little deeper into the idea of community – specifically, “What does community mean to you?”

What does community mean to you? Victoria’s Vital Signs wants to know!

17th citizen survey explores what’s working, what needs attention in Greater Victoria

  • May 23, 2022
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs citizen survey digs a little deeper into the idea of community – specifically, “What does community mean to you?”
Cowichan Eyecare’s Dr. Katherine Krol showcases some of the beautiful frames available at any of their 5 locations.

South Island eyecare business expands their vision to Westhills

Grand opening of the new Langford location is May 28

  • May 16, 2022
Cowichan Eyecare’s Dr. Katherine Krol showcases some of the beautiful frames available at any of their 5 locations.
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs survey is open now, with residents from Sooke to Sidney encouraged to weigh in about what works in their community, and what needs a little help.

Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey matters to the West Shore: Here’s why

Have your say: 17th annual survey continues to July 4

  • May 9, 2022
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs survey is open now, with residents from Sooke to Sidney encouraged to weigh in about what works in their community, and what needs a little help.
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.

Channelling the power of AI to improve hearing

Technology has come a long way to help those with hearing loss hear better

  • May 9, 2022
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.
Technical Safety BC strongly encourages anyone in need of home renovations involving gas or electrical work to enlist the services of a qualified professional

The Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Videos

The tutorial you found on YouTube make it seem easy enough. Cut…

  • May 2, 2022
Technical Safety BC strongly encourages anyone in need of home renovations involving gas or electrical work to enlist the services of a qualified professional