Sep 10, 2014

Places to Build – Parksville/Qualicum Beach “The Sandcastle Capital”

How about building your own custom home or office in a place steps away from the ocean, minutes away from gorgeous waterfalls, steps away from Farmer’s Markets for fresh produce and nature just right outside your door for hiking and exploring this lovely city and town.

The City of Parksville is one of the fastest growing areas on Vancouver Island. With a population of 12,000, Parksville is an active and steadily growing, community of active retirees, urban professionals, and young families, who have chosen to live in Parksville because of the quality lifestyle and the region’s natural and developed amenities. Parksville’s main industries are tourism, retail, services, construction and light industry.

Qualicum Beach, BC remains a mix of agricultural, primary, manufacturing and service industries. The service sector (which includes retail wholesale trade, transportation, finance, insurance and real estate, business services, accommodations and food services and other services) remains the largest employer in the region, accounting for 67% of overall employment, which is slightly higher than the provincial proportion of 61%. The trade sector, which includes both retail and wholesale trade, accounted for 20.5% of overall employment and reflects the growing trend for Qualicum Beach to become the central retail hub of mid Vancouver Island.

Check out the sites and reasons to make either one of these places your new home or office location.  If you need a commercial or custom home builder in Parksville or Qualicum Beach, don’t forget to check out Westmark Construction.

Here’s a great website,, to check out all that’s available in Quailcum Beach and Parksville.  Click any of the links below for more information.


Qualicum Beach Downtown

Parksville Beach

Rathtrevor Park

Spider Lake

Arrowsmith CPR Trail

Qualicum Beach Heritage Forest

Milner Gardens


Bird Watching

Cathedral Grove

Live Music

Whale Watching