If you’re looking for a unique Canadian experience, you can’t go wrong with a holiday on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where you can find natural beauty, fascinating history and incredible towns like Parksville, BC. With EMR, you can experience this amazing resort community and stay oceanfront at the White Heron Oceanfront Estate or Columbia Beach House and explore the town Vancouver Islanders go to relax and unwind. Enjoy the year-round golfing, outdoor recreation, stunning sandy beaches and of course, incredible dining. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or elevated fast food, Parksville has it all and more. Plus, with such a wide variety of locally sourced ingredients from fresh veggies to right-off-the-boat seafood, good food is always right around the corner in Parksville!
120 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2G4 | 250-248-9121
One of the best ways to treat yourself on holiday is to find some great pizza and at Poppa’s Pizzeria, that is exactly what you’ll find. Serving classic Montreal style pizza with classic pies and house specials loaded with fresh ingredients on a fluffy crust, you won’t want to miss ordering some takeout from Poppa’s!
541 E Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC V9P 1V2 | 250-954-2020
If you’re looking for some great sushi while you’re staying in Parksville, Sushi Ichi is the place to go! With classic sushi fare like nigiri, maki and teriyaki dishes, a casual dining room and speedy to-go orders, when it’s time to dig into some sushi, Ichi is the place to go!
180 Craig St #2, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 | 250-586-1158
With a menu filled with local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, when you’re looking for healthy, imaginative food, Realm is your go-to! With tons of bright, fresh meals to choose from as well as good-for-you sweets and yummy smoothies, you can enjoy delicious food, feel nourished and support local growers and producers all at the same time!
1155 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 | 250-248-2333
For a comfortable, west coast dining experience, you’ll want to make a reservation at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge in the famous Tigh-Na-Mara Spa Resort. This rustic, log cabin restaurant is known for creating globally inspired, casual contemporary dishes that are sure to please!
897 Island Hwy W, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 | 250-586-2121
If you’re looking for the best authentic, thin crust, Italian pizza on Vancouver Island, you’ve found it! In 2022, Salt was named best pizza on Vancouver Island and British Columbia and it’s no wonder! With in-house, dough and sauce made fresh, daily and high quality toppings, whether you dine in their vintage beachside style restaurant or take pie to go, make sure you top off your order with some locally made gelato! Delizioso!
181 Beachside Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 | 250-586-5500
For many years, Chameleons has been known for their amazing local seafood dishes and impeccable service without the frills. Whether you’re looking to try something new like the unique seafood crepe, need a lot of great gluten free options or want to treat yourself to a to-die-for dessert, Chameleons is the place to go!
625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC V9P 1T5 | 250-947-2109
If you’re looking to dine in one of the top restaurants in Parksville, Pacific Prime is a great choice! With one of the best beachfront patios just off the Parksville Beach Boardwalk, you can dive into a juicy BBQ Stilton Burger or savoury Seafood Linguini with a spectacular view. Plus, every dish is made with locally and ethically sourced ingredients and oceanwise seafood making this one of the the best spots for a special evening or a delicious brunch by the sea!
180 Moilliet St, Parksville, BC V9P 2J9 | www.kalvastheloghouse.com
Another one of the best restaurants in Parsville’s dining scene is Kalvas. Just off the Island Highway, you can find this charming log cabin with a unique circular dining room and some of the best surf and turf that you’ll find in the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area. Kalvas is the perfect place to find elevated casual dining and great food. When you’re in the mood for prawns, steak and pasta, this is the place to go!
1080 Resort Dr #101b, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 | 250-586-8676
Need a taco fix? Taste Taco Bistro has your back! At Taste, you’ll find mouthwatering options inspired by the flavours and dishes south of the border. And if you’re looking for a quick, delicious brunch, this is the place to go!
280 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC V9P 2G3 | 250-954-3886
For over 20 years, Lefty’s has been the place to go for casual dining and delicious comfort food in Parksville. Their large menu can easily cater to everyone from salad lovers and burger enthusiasts to celiacs and kiddos! With mouthwatering appetizers, an incredible brunch menu and great service, Lefty’s will quickly become your favourite casual eatery during your stay in Parksville!
192 Island Hwy W, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 | 250-954-1010
One of the most popular restaurants in downtown Parksville is the nautically themed, Aioli Seafood Restaurant. With a charmingly kitsch dining room and a menu that offers delicious west coast comfort food and fresh seafood dishes like fish and chips, pasta and burgers, you’re sure to feel right at home!
1051 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E4 | 250-586-1001
If you’re looking for a distinctly British inspired pub, this is the place to go! The Black Goose Inn is in a 1920s home and bedecked with dark wood, comfortable high backed chairs and fireplaces throughout. In the winter, you can cozy up beside a fire and enjoy a pint and an appy or bring the whole family in for a delicious British fare. In the summer, the garden has lots of seating so you can enjoy a great burger, scotch egg and a pint or two and enjoy the view!
1155 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 | 1-800-663-7373
For an afternoon of true pampering, book a visit to the Grotto Spa and enjoy dining at Treetop Tapas & Grill after your dip in the mineral pool. At this exclusive restaurant, guests can wear their robes and slippers and enjoy some gorgeously plated, fresh tapas while overlooking the forest.
1385 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2B8 | 250-586-2226
If you’re looking for great food and homestyle cooking with honest ingredients and lots of options, you’ll want to grab a table or a take out order from Trees! This beloved neighbourhood eatery has a laid back vibe where you can find incredible brunch, delicious baked goods, lunch and dinner and lots of gluten free options!
163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2 | 250-248-6511
This laid-back pub is always a great time! Established in 1898, the Rod & Gun is one of the oldest establishments on Vancouver Island and serves incredible, classic pub fare with a great community hub vibe.