About the City of Parksville: Incorporated in 1945, Parksville is an active community of urban professionals, families with young children and retirees who have chosen to live in this community for a quality of life and the region’s natural environment. Located on Vancouver Island’s sheltered east coast, about 12,000 residents call Parksville home. We are committed to being the city of choice for ourselves and future generations in a clean, safe, friendly, economically viable and sustainable environment. An excellent combination of retirement, business and recreational opportunities, facilities and services make Parksville a great place to live, work and play. The City of Parksville delivers a full range of municipal services and partners with the Regional District of Nanaimo to provide such services as parks and recreation services and water supply.