Veterans walking during Parksville's annual Canada Day Parade down the Island Highway. The parade was led by Oceaside RCMP members.

Canada Day parade in Parksville

Hundreds of people lined the Island Highway for the annual parade

What started out as a grey and gloomy morning, took a brighter turn part way through Parksville’s Canada Day parade.

Hundreds of people lined the streets, cheering on the people in the parade which started at Pioneer Crescent and continued along the Island Highway.

There was a pipe band, dancers, gymnasts, hockey players, dogs, horses and many more taking part in the celebration for Canada’s 149th birthday.

One of the highlights was Flyin’ Phil St. Luke with his drum. Parade-goers chanted his name, cheering St. Luke on.

The parade lasted close to two hours, ending at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.

Check back for more updates throughout the weekend.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach society goes to bat for insect eaters

Two bat houses built to monitor population in Heritage Forest

Parksville reopens portion of wetland

City undertakes review, remediation of liability concerns

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Vehicle knocks out Parksville power pole

Traffic single lane heading southbound

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

175 evacuation orders lifted as floods recede in Grand Forks

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Wellington Dukes pull off epic upset of Wenatchee at RBC Cup

The Dukes are off to the championship game after downing the Wild 2-1 Saturday at Prospera Centre.

Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship

Canada was looking to play in the gold medal game for a fourth straight year, but saw 3-2 loss

Most Read