A discovery-filled vacation waits for you in Parksville Qualicum Beach… amazing sandy beaches, picture postcard views, world-class biking and hiking trails, salt-tinged ocean air, and the small-town charm of our communities.
Spider Lake Provincial Park
The placid surface of Spider Lake, just off Horne Lake Road, is disturbed only by the occasional splash of paddles and the arched leaps of small-mouth bass as they chase insects and fishing lures.
Milner Gardens and Woodland
Rich in royal history, Milner Gardens and Woodland is home to 10 acres of lush gardens, which in turn are surrounded by an old-growth forest seven times that size.
Whale Watching Vancouver Island
Parksville Qualicum Beach's central location makes it the perfect base for whale watching Vancouver Island. Many Vancouver Island whale watching tour companies also offer Black Bear and Grizzly Bear excursions.
Spend some time in Parksville Qualicum Beach and recharge your batteries. You can do as much, or as little, as you like, in a relaxed atmosphere and at your own pace.
Qualicum Beach Waterfront
Four kilometres of curving, postcard-perfect sand gives the town of Qualicum Beach its name. When the tide is high, sightseers, bikers, hikers and their dogs keep to dry ground by utilizing the paved promenade that fronts one of Vancouver Island and BC's
Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park
Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park is the biggest and most diverse island of a group of more than 30 islands and rocky islets located north and west of Lasqueti Island.
Cathedral Grove - MacMillan Provincial Park
Majestic old trees, some more than 800 years old, fill Cathedral Grove, located
in MacMillan Provincial Park. Trails on either side of the highway lead into the
diverse coastal forest, one of the most accessible stands of the giant Douglas
Savour Our Local Charm
Take a vacation from technology and experience the “good clean fun” to be had in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
Lake & River Beaches
Wonderful though the oceanfront may be, the beaches found at our many rivers and lakes are perfect for cooling off on a hot day or for a quiet hike.
Mini-Golf Fun Zones
Good times are had by all when you can mini-golf around a 45 foot tall old woman's shoe in the shadow of a castle.
Vancouver Island Golf Courses in Parksville Qualicum Beach
Take your pick of seven courses to choose from, all within a 30-minute drive from one another. Golf in a mountain valley, through a coastal Douglas fir ecosystem, or through rustic grassy meadows.
Parksville Qualicum Beach allows you to escape the crush of deadlines, traffic jams and over crowded spaces, and to step back in time a little.
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
This incredible provincial park has it all, expansive sandy beach, wooded
trail with old growth trees, day-use area for picnicking and a sought-after
campground. A large number of seabirds also enjoy the area making bird
watching a popular activity.
Vancouver Island Events in Parksville Qualicum Beach
No matter when you visit, the central Vancouver Island events calendar is bound to offer something of interest. There are over 140 annual events and festivals in Parksville Qualicum Beach alone.
Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail
The historic Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail was built in 1912 by the Canadian Pacific Railway to
service guests at its Cameron Lake Resort.
Looking for unique unstructured travel experiences and stories to tell of the interesting people, places and activities you discovered? Well, in Parksville Qualicum Beach we have more than our share of the quirky & unusual.
Parksville Community Park, is home to a remarkable sandy Parksville Beach, a kid's wonderland of swings, slides and water cannons in addition to great picnicking and beachfront activities.
Discover a world class fossil collection and explore heritage buildings in the museums of Parksville Qualicum Beach.
Karma Coffee Roastery Tour
Learn how a local company creates one of the best cups of coffee around with the Karma Coffee Roastery Tour.
Take a break from your busy life and set your inner clock to Island Time while you are here in Parksville Qualicum Beach. Kick back and relax… contemplate your toes as they sink into the sand, listen to some funky bluegrass at music festival, be inspired by the work of local artists, or stroll through a farmers’ market for a taste of local culture.
Lighthouse Country Beaches
Those in search of true privacy find it in the secluded coves of Lighthouse Country. Just north of Qualicum Beach, the beaches become narrower, the golden sand replaced by sprawling beds of wave-washed rock.
Vancouver Island Spas
Escape from the kids for a few hours. Opt for a massage while your partner plays golf. Or enjoy the hands-on treatment after participating in one of the region's many outdoor adventures.
This beautiful wetland is 3kms long and 1/2km wide - the largest wetland between Nanaimo, Cumberland, and Port Alberni and is surrounded by second growth forest.