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Parksville BC Beach Webcam

Parksville Beachfront Webcam

Webcam image taken from the Quality Resort Bayside in Parksville
due in part to the generous support of Parksville City Councillor Bill Neufeld.

Visitor Comments
Peggy Yeargain-Williams
Love the webcam! Looking forward to spending the summer in Parksville again.

Entered: 3/9/2014 10:39:40 AM
joann whitman
It is so great to enjoy all the beach views from inside our cosy house. Especially the sunset shots! WOW Merry Christmas!!

Entered: 12/20/2013 1:07:25 PM
Birgit Davis-Todd
Can't wait to walk on the beach...

Entered: 3/17/2013 6:17:52 PM
Karin de Jong
Beautiful sunrise in Parksville today! Thank you for my daily dose of beach :-)

Entered: 3/3/2013 7:20:48 AM
Laurance Jones
Good stuff - finally! From Vancouver

Entered: 2/2/2013 4:27:15 PM
Craig Martin
Great to see the webcam up again. Nice to get my daily glimpse again. Hopefully this is the year we move out to Parksville "full time".

Entered: 1/24/2013 8:22:59 AM
I'm glad your webcam works again, if you can get the date right, then it would be PERFECT. May 23 rd 2013 we will arrive here for the 15 th time! Lots of love from Holland.

Entered: 1/19/2013 5:45:31 AM
Dianne Hayward
I want to return to B.C., and Parksville is where I want to be. You folks living there now are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. It's the best spot in Canada!

Entered: 1/16/2013 8:57:25 PM
Dennis Dudley
Great to see the cam up and running. Thank you!

Entered: 1/16/2013 10:47:56 AM
Sharon Power
Love the webcams in Oceanside and miss the one in Parksville. Any word on when it will be back up and running?

Entered: 3/16/2012 6:29:59 PM
Reviewer: - Blain
Webcam Update - Hi everyone. We have finally removed the camera from its former position and we're testing it in new spots as I type this. Thanks very much for your patience. We hope to have it back up soon.

Entered: 11/3/2011 9:43:56 AM
Gord White
So do you think you will have the camera up and running soon????

Entered: 11/2/2011 2:59:01 PM
Reviewer: - Blain
Webcam Update - Sorry for the delays in getting the camera back folks. Money, hosting, networks, and tech support are all at play here. We think we've identified the issue and are hoping to have it back soon.

Entered: 9/27/2011 2:20:05 PM
Craig Martin
Sure wish this web cam was operating. I miss seeing the image.

Entered: 9/27/2011 8:22:01 AM
Jim Campbell
Useless webshot taken in July. It's October next week. It should be up and working properly by now. Somebody's not doing their job.

Entered: 9/25/2011 11:05:01 AM
phoebe mcculloch
P-ville has provided many yrs. of fun and treasured moments as we are in the centre of natures bounty; I'm glad I left for a # of years, and am proud to be a native parksvillian now for 55+ yrs. I cannot believe the huge influx of people here; I though it was busy in the 70's.............if more people realized how lucky we are in this pristene area and would respect its' natural wonders so it does not become citified....keep its beauty intact please people.

Entered: 8/13/2011 12:17:19 AM
Travis Ivens
Parksvilles amazing!! I have lived here most of my life and it still to this day just keeps getting better :)

Entered: 7/31/2011 2:56:42 PM
Craig Martin
Had a great time on our vacation at Surfside in July and we are looking forward to our next trip out in October. Parksville is the best place to be.

Entered: 7/26/2011 10:55:12 AM
Alex Gordon
We just rented some scooters and rode them all over town, what an fun experience. Check them out

Entered: 6/16/2011 3:08:48 PM
Craig Martin
I enjoy looking at this view everyday. We will be out there July 1 for holidays. Can't wait. Best place to be.

Entered: 6/16/2011 9:26:16 AM
Mary Angus
Always a delight to see Parksville. I now live in the Kootenays but was born and raised in Victoria. Have been vacationing in Parksville for 60 years. Have a memorial there for my parents. Hope you keep Park Sands for us schmucks who can't afford or want condo-type vacations.

Entered: 3/25/2011 3:50:00 PM
Kevin Schulz
I live here, & I still have no problem looking out, & seeing it looking the way it is just rite now with all the snow in the air.. beautiful. When I'm done with the

Entered: 2/23/2011 1:01:12 PM
I am a AUSSIE,but still love your beaches.PARKSVILLE BEACH is pretty.

Entered: 2/23/2011 7:45:15 AM
Daphne Armstrong
We live in Parksville from May to October and Puerto Morelos Mexico from November to April. Love to see our "other" home town when we are down south!!

Entered: 2/16/2011 8:31:51 AM
Birgit Davis-Todd
Very happy to see the view once more. Can't wait for our next visit!

Entered: 2/5/2011 5:07:10 PM
Anneke & Kees van Toor
We're so glad the Parksville beach webcam is back! We will be back for the holidays on May 19th 2011 for more than two weeks, enjoying the bold eagles and herons. This is the best place to be in the world! With love from the Netherlands.

Entered: 2/5/2011 5:17:23 AM
Dianne Long
Is it real? Yeah and thank you. Looking forward to more beautiful views of Parksville Beach.

Entered: 2/3/2011 8:48:08 AM
Rachel Broughton
HOORAH!!!! Thank you so much for putting this view back online. BOO to whoever stole the old camera! Karma will get them...

Entered: 2/3/2011 8:38:25 AM
Reviewer: - Blain
Webcam Update - Hi Everyone. We've had a network specialist working on the regular webcam system. It needs re-wiring over a long distance in a commercial setting so it's not a quick fix. Thanks for your patience - it will be back.

Entered: 1/19/2011 8:52:28 AM
Ken Mitchell
OK - it's officail; the Parksville Web Cam is not being moved, it was stolen.

Entered: 1/18/2011 9:36:56 AM
Reviewer: - Blain
Webcam Update - Hi Everyone. We were able to get an image out of the camera the other day, as you can see. Unfortunately it's not updating. I am going to leave this image up for the next day or so as I go and inspect the camera. Thanks again for your patience.

Entered: 11/4/2010 8:55:38 AM
Jo-Ann Whitman
Thank you thank you for restoring the camera that shows us all how beautiful Parksville beach is. It is so great to have the camera working again

Entered: 11/3/2010 7:36:16 AM
Jo-Ann Whitman
Yoohoo Video Wizard, I cannot wait to see the sunset again from the Parksville Webcam.......will it be this year??? Need $$??

Entered: 10/30/2010 9:25:53 AM
Reviewer: - Blain
Webcam Update. Sorry for how long this is taking, folks. We haven't been able to connect to the camera for some time and have been working with the Quality Resort Bayside to troubleshoot. We hope to know if it is a network, cable, or camera issue early this week. Once we know what the problem is, we'll fix it asap. Even if that means a new camera. Thanks for your patience.

Entered: 10/17/2010 11:12:55 AM
Ken Mitchell
Is the webcam really just having "tecnical" troubles or was it stolen?

Entered: 10/15/2010 2:16:52 PM
Jo-Ann Whitman
Plese adjust Qualicum is taking so long o great and mighty video wizard!!

Entered: 9/26/2010 12:37:13 PM
Wali Lohnes (nee Golob)
I love the webcams and check them atleast twice a week. its a great to be here in nova scotia and see me home beaches.

Entered: 9/18/2010 2:25:16 AM
Craig Martin
We are coming back out for three weeks vacation soon and can't wait to relax and golf around Parksville. This will be our fourth time out this year. Love the place.

Entered: 8/30/2010 2:19:19 PM
Gordon Boyd
10 years in Nanaimo and now in NS. Took the kids to this beach many times and it still looks just as nice. Wish we were there today.

Entered: 7/24/2010 1:07:11 PM
Mary Carter
I stayed in Parksville with my sister and brother-in-law a few years ago now. It was an overnight stay and myself and my sister walked on the beautiful sandy beach. It was just a glorious day that I'll never forget.

Entered: 7/5/2010 6:26:41 PM
kim ballan
ive lived in port alberni most of my life we come here in 1968. and i just love vancouer island. my family went down to paksville for mothers day with my mom. it was a good week end.

Entered: 6/27/2010 1:37:38 PM
Jim Majer
We moved to Parksville in January 2010 and are loving it. When I'm at my workplace in Yemen I check the camera daily to get a glimpse of home.

Entered: 6/14/2010 7:14:42 AM
Callie J j
I love parksville,it is such a relaxing place to live!I am soo glad I live here and i would never move away from parksville.

Entered: 6/3/2010 7:22:24 AM
Rachel Broughton
We LOVE Parksville, have been spending a few weeks there each summer-I have to agree with Vernon Forrester here, goodbye Calgary hello Parksville this is where we will retire. Everything about it is heaven on earth: the air, the beach, the falls, the trees, the people, EVERYTHING. Thank u for the webcam I check it daily (or more!)

Entered: 5/27/2010 8:53:13 AM
rachel guest
just want to say from here yorkshire in england what a beautiful place

Entered: 3/14/2010 12:11:06 PM
diana F
I lived 10 years in Nanaimo and my favorite place to be on weekends was Parksville I miss the island

Entered: 3/13/2010 11:04:03 AM
KJ Saunders
Parksville is wonderful. Such a calm and peaceful place to enjoy nature! When I was staying at the Beach Club, I could walk out the door and right onto the beach. I love it, I can't wait to return in February!

Entered: 1/27/2010 2:37:38 PM
m sharp
Beautiful beach, but what's with Parksville planning allowing a huge hotel complex to rise sky high in the middle of it? You should protect a provincial treasure like Parksville.

Entered: 1/21/2010 6:54:19 AM
steve norwood
Can't wait to get back to Parksville in about 2 weeks. Spent lots of summers there but this will be our first (of many) winters!!!

Entered: 11/28/2009 11:13:59 AM
nadine aalbers
I listened to the rain last night on my cousin,s phone. I feel for all of you right now but believe me when you move away it is music.

Entered: 11/26/2009 6:39:05 AM
Rob Gunter
Glad to see the webcam back up and running! I check it everyday to get my Parksville fix!

Entered: 10/19/2009 4:50:01 PM

Entered: 9/17/2009 3:06:54 PM
Craig Martin
We are coming back out again Sept. 19 to kick back and relax for three weeks. Love the Parksville area. Can't wait untill we move there in 2 yrs.

Entered: 9/11/2009 12:14:29 PM
bendriss charef

Entered: 9/5/2009 3:15:38 AM
szabo ilona
Beautiful Parksville Beach! 17 years since my live visit British Columbia in Victoria and Vancouver Island. Gretings for Budapest!

Entered: 9/1/2009 8:06:58 AM
Karen Bertulis
I live here and love it!!!

Entered: 8/9/2009 4:06:48 PM
Tony Kidd
Recovering from two weeks overlooking this stunning view, with my Wife, from an Oceanview Suite in Tigh-Na-Mara and did not want to leave. Showing off our pictures at home the usual respone is WOW. The water is warm and you can walk out a kilometre or more to meet he Herons.

Entered: 7/21/2009 5:19:20 AM
Rob Mayer
Just came from back from touring the island, loved every minute of it can't wait to go back, walking on this beach was incredible!!!!

Entered: 7/16/2009 1:51:11 PM
Vernon Forrester
The smell of the evergreens and the ocean is what I look forward to. The air is georgeous as is the area. Parksville by the we come. Calgary............see ya later. Much later.

Entered: 7/11/2009 6:36:39 AM
Hazel Stalker
We are moving to Parksville end of July. Can hardly wait to smell the ocean air once again after living in dry Kamloops.

Entered: 6/28/2009 4:09:10 PM
Laurel Russell
I can see my spot on the beach waiting for me! Thank you for letting me peek and daydream before I even begin packing for another phenomenal summer on my favourite beach!!

Entered: 5/29/2009 9:00:06 PM
Mick Austin
Cant what to get out there from the UK in four weeks time.

Entered: 5/27/2009 3:07:39 AM
Jane Powell
Visiting my sisters on the island at the end of Parksville and the other in Duncan. Can't wait to smell the ocean and play in the waves. From Dry Alberta!

Entered: 5/24/2009 3:49:17 PM
horace salonga
We love coming back every year for our 2 weeks of vacation here. It's a little paradise away from the city's rat race.Parksands is great for family camping. We'll see you in July !

Entered: 5/16/2009 7:40:23 AM
Craig Martin
Looking forward to coming back out in May,to hit the golf courses, which are still brown and crusty in Alberta, and walk the beach. Can't wait until we move there in two years. Actually, I'm not sure if I can wait that long.

Entered: 4/25/2009 6:36:57 AM
maria kormylo
Parksville here we come! Can't wait to move to One of the Best Beach in the island.

Entered: 4/13/2009 1:49:53 PM
Beatrice Bäcklund
Hi to you all. It is now 21 years since I stayed for a whole year in Parksville and over 12 years since I visited last. From the webcam I can see that there is a different view over the bay now. I miss Parksville.

Entered: 3/30/2009 8:42:47 AM
Birgit Davis-Todd
Love the webcam and can't wait to walk on the beach this time next week! We finally have our piece of paradise in BC

Entered: 3/15/2009 12:04:07 PM
Fran P
Love this web cam, but.. uh, is that a bug on the window??

Entered: 3/13/2009 2:13:10 PM
Craig Martin
Looks nice out there. Looking forward to being back out to my place at Surfside in March.

Entered: 2/18/2009 10:21:35 AM
Tony Kidd
Might bump in to Colin fromthe UK at the end of June but hope the Glaciers have retreated a bit more by then. It's difficult here to practice the sandcastle building as we have to clear away the snow first - for a change. Great Webcams, thanks.

Entered: 2/10/2009 6:56:08 AM
peter coulter
Great webcam can check out the beach before I head out for a walk

Entered: 2/9/2009 1:52:53 PM
Colin Hotham
Looking forward to being there in June 2009. Colin. UK

Entered: 1/30/2009 8:18:31 AM
Dave B
Great Web Cam, I work in an electronics lab in Burnaby with now windows so views like this are a wonderful break from the reality of office life. Thanks for taking the time to keep the cam running.

Entered: 1/26/2009 10:24:19 AM
Teara Ginger
You can't believe how much I miss this place. I live in Oakville, Ontario...and the lake here has nothing on this beach. I will be moving back to Vic in 2010!!!

Entered: 1/23/2009 12:40:53 PM
Glenn Millington
Miss parksville am stuck in the uk will be back on the beach in 24 weeks & counting

Entered: 1/5/2009 7:30:36 AM
Robin Keylock
I have been to Vancouver island several time but not to Parksville beach,it looks awesome

Entered: 1/2/2009 11:45:55 PM
dennis ollivier
Looks great even with the snow . Will be visiting shortly from Manitoba ..

Entered: 12/28/2008 9:49:01 AM
moshe and alison pepper
we enjoyed our visit in nanoose bay with our friend fay her 2 dogs george and gracie we had a wonderful time at the beach it was awesome. the weather was phenominal.highly recommended for a holiday

Entered: 12/26/2008 6:12:39 AM
Cecilia Roach
I like CharlesQuinn review. I moved here 5 years ago, and have never regretted a minute of it, I came from Ontario, When I was 83, and have not been back there at all,Have a merry Christmas.To all my relatives.cecilia

Entered: 12/24/2008 8:11:48 PM
Haywood Jablowmay
Snow is good. I don't want to know where you are, you are not here.

Entered: 12/24/2008 2:20:26 PM
Peter & Rosemarie Ransiet
glad we left for Lake Havasu Az. in Nov

Entered: 12/22/2008 1:54:50 PM
Peter Koughan
I live in Parksville but my wrinkled old butt is staying here in Mexico until that white is only a distant memory.

Entered: 12/22/2008 9:00:35 AM
Rosie McManus
We were afriad we wouldn't get a white Christmas at Qualicum....Heike and her wishes - they always come true! Now I'm worried about the drive on the 24th.....

Entered: 12/21/2008 9:19:21 PM
Colin Hotham
This UK guy is vacationing in Parksville in June 2009. Not sure I'd want to be there now!

Entered: 12/21/2008 3:54:05 AM
Leona Mayer
Please clear your webcam of snow! Probably not a message you receive very often.

Entered: 12/18/2008 3:19:23 PM
Brad Guthrie
Miss this place, though the snow blocking the cam is funny. Still seems nicer then where I am right now.

Entered: 12/18/2008 1:02:24 PM

Entered: 12/6/2008 3:48:42 PM
curt matte
sure looks better than winterpeg ... been 8 years since my last visit --- long overdue.

Entered: 11/26/2008 10:25:36 AM
steve turbis
Great position to see whole beach. What's that ugly thing on the beach in the upper right hand corner? Building motels on the beach like Miami? What a waste!

Entered: 11/5/2008 3:45:40 PM
Hannah Green
Looks nice from Warrington!!!

Entered: 10/15/2008 8:08:38 AM
Rob Harris
I live in Victoria, but will be moving to Parksville in the fall of 2009. I will be moving into the Residences at the beach club and I can see the progress of the building on the web cam. How cool is that!

Entered: 10/9/2008 2:29:30 PM
Ron Burley
I was raised on Dogwood Street, 300 ft from where this picture was taken. Miss the place and go there as often as i can..

Entered: 8/23/2008 11:57:14 AM
edie foster
This and Rathtrevoer beach best beach on the island. Love the view

Entered: 8/2/2008 10:50:27 AM
Rob Barrie
Home looks pretty good from Hay River!!

Entered: 7/5/2008 7:41:21 PM
Pat Beckerton
The view soothes the soul! This is one of our favorite places in the world. Can't wait to walk this beach later this month!

Entered: 7/2/2008 8:47:25 AM
Lance B
looks like a good view from the camera,window thats in front of it should be cleaned

Entered: 7/1/2008 6:28:14 PM
Nancy bored
You need a few new pictures of your wonderful beach.

Entered: 7/1/2008 4:27:21 PM
Leona Mayer
I was pleased to find the webcam location and check it frequently to see what the weather is like where loved ones reside. Somehow it makes the miles from Northern Manitoba disappear for a few seconds.

Entered: 5/15/2008 9:54:55 AM
Chris Cunes
Love the Web Cam! I love Parksville, and as a guy from Alberta (who sees nothing but snow most of the time!) it is great to check in on a much loved place of mine and see what is going on, or how the weather is! Keep it working!

Entered: 5/7/2008 7:45:43 PM
Sharon Zentner
HI all those reltions, Now we can see what the weathwer is like and what you are doing or should I say we can keep better tack of your activites.

Entered: 4/18/2008 4:32:10 PM
Charles Quinn
Keep the web cam working! As a native of Gods Country, aka Bennetts' Columbia, I love every web cam in BC and especially those on the coast. This is a great service and it is sure to draw in many tourists. If there were jobs for people like me I'd be there in no time. Thansk for supporting the webcam. -- CQ

Entered: 4/11/2008 11:17:57 AM
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