Thankful Thursdays with the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce. Check out this week's Cream of the Crop!

Inclusion Parksville

Inclusion Parksville provides services to adults with developmental disabilities (diverseabilities) in the District 69 area.  Participants are supported through innovative programs and person-centered programming aimed at enhancing the lives of all people in the community.  


One of Inclusion Parksville’s programs is Employment Services. Through this program, adults with diversabilities are empowered to gain and maintain successful employment within the Oceanside Area. Employment Services also supports employers to diversify their recruitment approach and work towards an inclusive work environment. Please contact our Vocational Counselor at 250-954-7532 for details on hiring your next great employee! 

 Save the Date! June 3, 2023 

Inclusion Parksville is partnering with Save-On-Foods, Quality Foods, and Choices Markets to host a Charity Golf Tournament at Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club. If you would like to be a sponsor, contribute, or to golf, please call (250) 905-0138 or


Visit the Inclusion Parksville website

Close to You Fashion Boutique

Our Story

Close To You opened in 1991 as a tiny, 700 SF lingerie store specializing in bra fitting and hard to find sizes in beautiful downtown Parksville, BC, Canada. It is now over 4300 SF of gorgeous fashions, lingerie, footwear, and accessories, as well as an ecommerce store!

Sandy Herle (owner) can often be heard saying "onward and upward" in her never-ending quest to learn and grow, and true to form, Close To You has become not only a complete women’s store - dressing women from head to toe - but a destination store for locals and tourists alike. Sandy has been told, (but is not sure if the rumour is 100% accurate) that her store is the largest Independent Ladies Boutique on Vancouver Island!

Sandy and her wonderful team of staff, air a Facebook Live event every Wednesday at 5.30 pm to 6.00 pm called Wine & Women on Wednesdays. Check out the latest edition here:

(20+) Close To You Boutique | Parksville BC | Facebook

Coming up on April 14th 2023

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Sale

Just what is a Trunk Show you might ask? Well, let me tell you....

There will be racks and racks of fashions for your viewing. You get to see the same styles I do when I'm ordering but you also get to preview styles I didn't order but maybe should

Appointments (call 250-248-3781) are recommended but if that doesn't work for you, just drop on by!

This is the perfect time to come by if you have a very special occasion on your horizon...that amazing trip you have put off for the last two years, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, or what ever...ideal timing for Summer weddings and events! Close to You Boutique | Fashion, Footwear, Lingerie, and Accessories – Close To You Boutique

Close To You Fashion Boutique is located in Parksville, BC, on beautiful Vancouver Island. We've been in business for over 30 years, carrying women's fashions, lingerie and nightwear, footwear, swimwear, and accessories.

We dress women from head to toe in all your favourite brands!

We offer the wide selection and variety of an upscale department store, but with a boutique feel and personal level of service.

If you're local, come on by - we'd love to help you find exactly what you're looking for! And if you're from out of town, take a look at our online selection - we ship across North America!

Come, enjoy the experience!

Close To You

174 Corfield Street, P.O. Box 364

Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G5

located in Corfield Plaza


t: (250) 248-3781

f: (250) 248-3531

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