Volleybash is a beach volleyball tournament for everyone!
Twenty-nine years ago, a love for the sport of beach volleyball led to the creation of the largest and longest running beach volleyball tournament on Vancouver Island, Volleybash.
This annual event is a favorite among players from all across the province including Vancouver, Kelowna, and of course Vancouver Island. It attracts a variety of players of different levels and ages, but they all come to Parksville to have fun and play volleyball.
The 3-day tournament features 32 courts and 1 feature court. In 2017, 115 teams competed with a total of 285 athletes participating.
The event is run by Oceanside Outdoor Sport in partnership with Volleyball BC. All proceeds go to support the Women’s National Volleyball Team.
TRAVEL - ACCOMmODATIONS - PARKING
Parksville is located on the Central-East side of Vancouver Island about 30 minutes north of Nanaimo. For those traveling from Vancouver or the mainland, the preferred ferry is Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay (Nanaimo).
Parksville has multiple hotels, motels, RV parks, and campgrounds within driving range of the event. The Beach Club Resort hotel is within walking distance of the event. It is highly recommended to book your lodgings as soon as possible as this is high season and many of the venues will be sold out if you try to book later in the summer.
Parking at the event is free and first-come first-serve. There are several parking lots and even on busy days spots are usually available. Street parking a short walk away is also available.
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to put together an event of this magnitude. The Volleybash committee members are in charge of everything from choosing start times to organizing the social event. If you see any of them at the event make sure to give them a big high five for all their hard work!
Shane Hyde • Chris Densmore • Danielle Hyde • Chris Barfoot • Rob Ferguson • Tim O’Connor • Rob Barcelos • Raymond Henderson • Kim Burden