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Encyclopedia > Parksville, British Columbia

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Parksville is a city on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Often called The Jewel of Vancouver Island, it is located along provincial highway 19A, 37 kilometres north of Nanaimo, and 7 kilometres south of Qualicum Beach, lying between Englishman River and French Creek. During the 2001 Census, Parksville's population was established at 10,323. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (713x698, 57 KB) Summary Parksville, British Columbia location. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... British Columbia provincial highway 19A, known locally as the Oceanside Route, is composed of the original 1953 alignments of Highway 19 within Nanaimo and between Craigs Crossing and Campbell River. ... km redirects here. ... Nanaimo (2004 pop. ... ... Englishman River is located in the eastern side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...


The first person to settle in the Parksville area was John Hirst, who pre-empted 300 acres (1.2 km²) of land on both sides of the Englishman River in 1873. Parksville was named after the area's first postmaster, Nelson Park, in 1877. The Village of Parksville was incorporated June 19, 1945. Parksville became a Town on April 1, 1978 and a City on June 1, 1981. 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Night view of Taipei City. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Much of the city's present-day economy is centered on the tourism industry. Two sandy beaches, Parksville Beach and Rathtrevor Beach (part of Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park), have historically been the town's main attractions


Parksville is the current home of the SS Minnow, the boat famous for setting aground on the shore of an uncharted desert isle that was 1960s television classic Gilligan's Island.



Other areas of economic importance are fishing, forestry, and the service industries. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ...



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Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vancouver_Island. ... Located on Flores Island, in British Columbia, Canada (49°17′ N 126°4′ W), Ahousat is northwest of Tofino, the nearest centre - itself located on Vancouver Island. ... The Bamfield community with a population of around 200, is surrounded by crown land, indian reserves, portions of the Pacific Rim National Park and the famous West coast trail drawing visitors from all around the world. ... Bamfield is a small community is surrounded by Crown land, Indian Reserves, and portions of the Pacific Rim National Park. ... Black Creek, British Columbia, is a small primarily agricultural hamlet and bedroom community to both Campbell River (approximately 20 km to the north) and Courtenay (approximately 16 km to the south). ... Bowser, (Population 130), is community on the east coast of Vancouver Island located 66 km north of Nanaimo. ... Brentwood Bay, British Columbia is a small village just north of Victoria and south of Sidney on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. ... Buckley Bay is a geographical location on the east coast of Vancouver Island, located between Union Bay to the north and Fanny Bay to the south. ... , Campbell River is a city in British Columbia at the south end of Discovery Passage on northern Vancouver Island. ... Cassidy, British Columbia is located south of Nanaimo and is home to the Ray Collishaw International Airport, Nanaimos only airfield. ... Cedar is a small village of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. ... Chemainus is a town on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... Clo-oose is a small, native Indian village of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... While named after a small and unsuccessful local coal mine that was founded in 1883, this Vancouver Island villages most successful industry was whaling. ... Cobble Hill is a small town in the Cowichan Valley. ... Colwood is a city located on Vancouver Island to the southwest of Victoria, capital of British Columbia. ... The Town of Comox, British Columbia is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island in what is known as the Comox Valley. ... Coombs is a small community on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, situated on provincial highway 4A approximately ten kilometres west of Parksville. ... Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Cowichan Bay is a bay and community located near Duncan, in British Columbia. ... Crofton, British Columbia, Canada, is a small town that is part of the District of North Cowichan on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. ... Cumberland is a village in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. ... Duncan (pop. ... Errington is a small mountain settlement in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, located on Errington Road, off Highway 4, just south of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. ... The Township of Esquimalt is a municipality at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. ... Fanny Bay is a small village of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... , Gold River is a village located close to the centre of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. ... Harewood is the name of a lake and a plain of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The District of Highlands is a municipal district on the Saanich Peninsula, near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. ... Holberg (pop. ... Honeymoon Bay is an unincorporated town of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Ladysmith is a town in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Lake Cowichan is located on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. ... Langford is a city of about 20,000 residents on southern Vancouver Island, within the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Lantzville is a coastal community on the east side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada along the western shore of Strait of Georgia and immediately north of the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia. ... Malahat or The Malahat refers to an unincorporated district, region, highway, and First Nations tribe located on the western side of Saanich Inlet on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... Unincorporated community in the Comox Valley between the City of Courtenay, Mount Washington, Dove Creek, and Black Creek near the east coast of Vancouver Island. ... Mesachie Lake is a village on Vancouver Island, Canada. ... The District of Metchosin is a small, coastal community (fewer than 5000 people) near Victoria, the capital of B.C., Canada. ... Maple Bay is a seaside community located in the Cowichan Valley of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... Mill Bay is a quiet village of about 3,200 people located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada about 20 miles north of Victoria, British Columbia, the capital. ... There are several federal and provincial electoral districts with the name Nanaimo. ... Nanoose Bay (pop. ... North Cowichan is a District municipality on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. ... North Saanich is located on the Saanich Peninsula, approximately 25 kilometres north of Victoria, British Columbia on southern Vancouver Island. ... Oak Bay is a municipality in the Capital Regional District on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Port Alberni, British Columbia is a city located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. ... A small, quiet, town of about 1,250 located off on Neroutsos Inlet, southwest of Port McNeill, on Vancouver Island. ... Port Hardy is a small community in British Columbia, Canada located on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island. ... Port McNeill is a small community on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island with a population of 2821 (2001). ... Cities of Vancouver Island Port Renfrew is a town on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, located approximatety 2. ... River Jordan is a small settlement on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, located approximatelty 70 km west of Victoria at , . Historically a logging camp, River Jordan has become a destination for Surfing in recent years. ... Qualicum Beach is a town located in the Regional District of Nanaimo, British Columbia. ... Quatsino is a small fishing hamlet of 91 people off Quatsino Sound in Northern Vancouver Island, Canada. ... Royston is a small town which is part of the greater Comox Valley region, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. ... // Introduction The District of Saanich is a municipality on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. ... Saanichton is a component community of the district municipality of Central Saanich, north of Victoria, British Columbia Categories: | ... Saltair is an unincorporated community with a population of 1,800 on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada located between Chemainus and Ladysmith. ... , Sayward is a village located on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. ... Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia is a town on Vancouver Island with an approximate population of 4000. ... Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Sooke is an incorporated community situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. ... Tahsis Population: 892 The Village of Tahsis — 19 nautical miles from Friendly Cove — was the dream of Mr. ... A tiny community of about 20 in British Columbia, Canada that grew out of a one room station on the Cambell River. ... Tofino is a village of about 1,600 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada, located at the western terminus of provincial highway 4. ... Cities of Vancouver Island Ucluelet is a village (population about 1,700) on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. ... Union Bay is a small community approximately 15 kilometers south of Courtenay,BC the largest city in the Comox Valley. ... Greater Victoria (also known as the Greater Victoria Region) is located in British Columbia, Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. ... Victoria is a Canadian city, and the provincial capital of British Columbia. ... View Royal is a municipality in Greater Victoria and a part of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia, Canada. ... Westholme is a community located alongside the Island Highway, between Chemainus and Duncan in British Columbia, Canada, offering farmlands and mountain landscapes. ... Winter Harbour is a fishing village of 20 people on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. ... Youbou is a community located on the north shore of Cowichan Lake, west of Duncan and a 25-minute drive west of the community of Lake Cowichan, Canada. ... This small settlement of less than 20 is known as the birthplace of British Columbia. ... , Zeballos is a village located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. ...


Coordinates: 49°18′N 124°19′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Parksville, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (242 words)
Parksville is a city on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
Parksville became a Town on April 1, 1978 and a City on June 1, 1981.
Parksville is the current home of the SS Minnow, the boat famous for setting aground on the shore of an uncharted desert isle that was 1960s television classic Gilligan's Island.
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British Columbia continues to attract Canadians and foreigners alike: 22 000 persons settled in the province in 1998, and its population now exceeds 4 million - 13 percent of Canada's total.
The majority of B.C.'s inhabitants are of British origin, but the population includes immigrants and descendants of immigrants of all nationalities.
British Columbia has the most balanced export market of all Canada's provinces, with the United States, Japan, the European Union and the Pacific Rim countries as its clientele.
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