Parksville Sand Sculpting Exhibition

Thousands flock to the sandy shores of Parksville and Qualicum each summer for sun-soaked days by the ocean. However, it’s the region’s annual sand sculpting competition that brings together competitors from all corners of the globe, eager to share their skills while creating artful masterpieces in the sand.

In The Beginning

Photo: Marcin Chady on Flickr

Though the competition portion of the event is now over, until August 19th you can visit Parksville Community Park in downtown Parksville to view this temporary art installation. Made of only sand and water, these sculptures are truly breathtaking. In fact, this event is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting in Fort Myers Beach, Florida!

Parksville Sand Sculpting Contest sand castle contest
Photos: Scott Leslie and Rebecca W. on Flickr

Grab your friends, family, a picnic lunch and loads of sunscreen and make your way to Parksville soon! Snap a few shots because once these sculptures are washed away, they’ll be gone forever. Proudly sponsored by Quality Foods, entry to the exhibition is by a suggested donation of $2.50 per person with proceeds benefiting several Oceanside community charities. For more information on the event, visit Parksville Beach Fest’s official website or “like” them on Facebook.

Until August 1st, you have a chance to win one of four pairs of one-day passes to the Filberg Festival running August 3rd through 6th. Click here to find out how to enter.

From now until September, make a donation to my BC SPCA Paws For A Cause campaign and you could walk away with a fantastic prize! Click here to find out more!

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