Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Location and contact information
1565 Alberni Highway
Parksville, B.C.
V0R 1M0
(250) 248-3811


Hours and Location

Please contact the BC SPCA Call Centre: 1 (855) 6BC SPCA (1-855-622-7722) toll free to report animal cruelty, neglect, and animals in distress, including wildlife.

Branch address:

1565 Alberni Highway 

Parksville, B.C. V0R 1M0


Mailing address (if different):


PO Box 1407 

Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H3 

Phone:  (250) 248-3811

Emergency Phone (if available): (250) 248-3811 


Fax: (250) 248-3050




Serving the following communities: Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Bowser, Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, French Creek, Dashwood, Horne Lake and Deep Bay.


Directions and map

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We are located on the Alberni Hwy (Hwy 4) in Errington. Look for the building with the bright blue roof.

From North Vancouver Island, you can take the Qualicum Beach exit from Hwy 19, then turn right towards Coombs and turn left at the Hwy 4/4a Junction. This puts you on the Alberni Hwy and we are approximately 6 kilometres along on the left side just past the QF Caseco Warehouse.

From South Vancouver Island, you can take the second Parksville exit (the one for Coombs), turning left off of the exit ramp and travelling almost 4 kilometres along. We are on the right side less that one kilometre past the Mid Island Co-op.

From the Mainland, you can travel by ferry to either Nanaimo or Victoria and then follow the signs to Parksville and use the above directions. Ferry travel is anywhere from 1-1/2 to 2+ hours. The trip from Nanaimo is 30 to 40 minutes and the trip from Victoria is about 2 hours.


Hours of operation

Please note we will be closing at 4:00pm on December 24 & December 31.

We will be closed Christmas Day,Boxing Day and New Years Day.



Tuesday - Saturday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm



Stat Holiday



Animal viewing & adoption

Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Governance & Accountability

Visit the main BC SPCA site to learn more about our governance structure and how you can get involved!

Community Council

Each branch elects a Community Council at its Annual General Meeting. The role of community council is to increase community support and understanding of the SPCA through coordination of activities such as fundraising, special events, volunteer development, education, fostering, promotion of adoption, etc. Download the Community Council manual (pdf).


Join Us

The BC SPCA is always looking for passionate and motivated animal lovers to join us as a volunteer, member or employee.


You can make a difference by becoming a member or employee of our branch. Visit the Join Us section of the main BC SPCA website for more information and to download an application form.


Learn about you can get involved caring for animals, providing administrative support, assist with fundraising and events and for current opportunities. 


From time to time we may post employment opportunities for positions that have become available at our branch.


Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our main site for a complete list of FAQs.

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