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If these upcoming events are any indication, Parksville is fast becoming one of Vancouver Island’s top destinations for arts and culture lovers. Two events this summer offer visitors a feast for the eyes with exhibits that feature artists from both near and far.

Monet ReVisited

The McMillan Arts Centre presents Monet ReVisited from July 21st to September 1st. The exhibit will feature glass works inspired by the legendary impressionist paintings of artists Claude Monet from artist Robert Held. Come to witness how Monet’s garden subjects are given new life in the versatile medium of glass. This exhibit will run alongside Light – a showcase of art and photography works by members of the Oceanside Community Arts Council that play with the element of light.

ArtWorks 2018

Looking for a way to spend Labour Day weekend? Consider making a trip over to Parksville for Artworks 2018, a two-day art festival held right at the Quality Resort Bayside.

Artworks provides a unique opportunity to view a range of different 3D and 2D artistic creations and to engage with the people who made them. Attendees to the festival will get the chance to learn more about the process of creating art with workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions on a number of thought-provoking art-related topics. The festival will be held on the September1st and 2nd, and passes can be purchased by phone or at the Parksville Visitors Centre.

After the festival, you can take an extra day to relax and enjoy all of the amenities at the the Quality Resort Bayside. The resort’s idyllic waterfront location is the perfect place to cap off the weekend with a day of rejuvenation. Enjoy a swim in the pool or enjoy a meal and ocean views at the Bayside bistro and lounge

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with some fresh air, exercise and absolutely stunning scenery. The Oceanside Mother’s Day 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Oceanside Running Club and benefiting the Parksville Haven Society, is happening on May 13th (right on Mother’s Day). The event is more than just a race. There will be plenty of prizes and amazing food to enjoy too. Participants can truly make a day of it.


The 10K run course takes runners through the breathtaking Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, known for its magnificent old growth trees and spectacular ocean views. There’s something for every run enthusiast here, as the course is part trail and part road. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the age categories.


Those seeking a more leisurely experience will enjoy the 5K Run/Walk course, which makes it way through the scenic Englishman River Estuary. While there will be awards given to the first three participants that cross the finish line, there is no real rush here. Run, jog, stroll and take it all in.


If you’re interested in taking part in the event, it’s a good idea to register early. Those wishing to take part in the Oceanside Mother’s Day 10K Run or 5K Run/Walk have until midnight on May 10th to register online. If you register by this date, the cost is $30. Anyone who chooses to register on race day will pay $40.  


Once you’ve registered for the Oceanside Mother's Day event, be sure to book an oceanfront room in Parksville at the Quality Resort Bayside. We offer comfortable rooms, a heated pool, racquet courts and all the striking natural beauty you can stand. It’s the ideal way to unwind after such an active day.      

posted by: Quality Resort Bayside on May 27, 2014 6:03:44 PM
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Megan Olsen is continuously introducing great talent @the Bayside. For future events check out Arbutus Events Facebook Page! NEXT show is JUNE 27th SHANE PHILIP LIVE
posted by: Quality Resort Bayside on March 21, 2014 10:03:01 AM
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Arbutus Events puts on another amazing show! 6:30 pm in the Tidal Room at the Quality Resort Bayside. THURSDAY, MAY 1st at 6:30
posted by: Quality Resort Bayside on May 8, 2013 8:21:15 AM
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Rare Vintage's 2013 Summer Production is The Charles Dickens Roadshow, a Victorian Musical Comedy devised and directed by Sheila James. The Roadshow celebrates Dickens' North American Reading Tour of 1867-68. The Roadshow appeals to Dickens lovers and haters alike, and even to those who have never heard of Charles Dickens! While waiting for Dickens to show up for his performance, the dysfunctional local Organising Committee of Dickens fanatics covers for him with songs, readings, and unwitting comedy. The Charles Dickens Roadshow was commissioned in 1991 as the opening production of a new theatre in Lac Brome, Quebec, and has since entertained audiences across Canada. VENUE: the Quality Resort Bayside, Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC, from July to August 2013. A choice of dinner theatre or show only is available. Thurs: (Show only) July/18 (8 pm); July/25, Aug/1 (2 pm) Fridays & Saturdays: July/19, 20, 26, 27,August/2,3:    Dinner option (6.30 pm); Show (7.30 pm) Sundays: July/21, 28, August/4:    Champagne Brunch option (12 noon); Show (1 pm) TICKETS (on sale from June/1): Thursdays: $25.20 incl. tax: Show only All other performances:    $30.45 incl. tax: Show only    $60.45 incl. tax + gratutities: Dinner + Show Group rates: (Show only)    - table for 8-10 people: $210 incl. tax (saving up to 30%)    - groups over 10 people (per person): $21 (incl. tax) and    additional dinner option: $30 (incl. tax + gratuities) For cash tickets, visit Cranky Dog Music    (154 Morison Avenue, Parksville). For credit card bookings and parties, 'phone the    Quality Resort Bayside (Tel: 1-800-663-4232 toll-free). Note: Dinner theatre tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance. The show is produced in conjunction with Canadian Actors' Equity Association and Arbutus Events. An Hilarious Evening of Fun !
posted by: Quality Resort Bayside on August 4, 2010 9:30:50 AM
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My family stayed at your lovely hotel on Friday, July 16th. I was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the room, beautiful dining room and friendly staff. The rate was attractive for a family travelling on a budget and having breakfast included was the icing on the cake! The kids had so much fun swimming, skim boarding, golf, visiting Coombs and many more activities. I am telling everyone I know of the lovely accommodations and fantastic staff. Thank you to Bayside Inn! You have just earned a loyal customer! Lisa; Victoria, B.C.