Glass floats were once used by fishermen to keep their fishing nets afloat. Occasionally they would break loose and wash up on shore, becoming a popular collectors' item for beachcombers.
From November to April, beachcombers can discover glass treasures in Parksville Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.
An army of Float Fairies hides more than 450 handcrafted glass floats and 560 fused glass sea creatures - starfish, seahorses, sand dollars, scallops. Find them above the high tide line on beaches stretching from Nanoose Bay to Deep Bay. Find one, keep it!
Discover a special "starred" float to win a fabulous prize donated by local merchants. Finders of treasures without a star can enter a prize draw by taking their treasures to the Parksville Visitor's Centre at 1275 Island Hwy E.
All glass treasures are being produced by local artisans.
For more info, visit www.tidaltreasures.org.