Discover Our Beauty

If you like your adventure with a side of Zen, take a deep cleansing breath and let us introduce you to the natural beauty and wonders of Parksville Qualicum Beach.

Long stretches of sandy beach, quiet woodland trails, the scent of the cedars and salt-tinged sea air, mist from a roaring waterfall, the pull of the tide as you stroll along the waters edge, the warmth of the sun, and the beauty of an evening sunset... these will refresh your body and renew your spirit. No need to stray too far from your Ujjayi (yoga) breathing as you explore Parksville Qualicum Beach at a slightly more relaxed pace... namaste!

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
Hamilton Marsh
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.
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Stroll along a lush, forested trail lined with towering Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Cross the two bridges and experience nature's power as stunning waterfalls blast over rocks and descend down into the canyon.
Qualicum Beach Heritage Forest
Five minutes from downtown Qualicum Beach lies the Heritage Forest, 50 acres of old growth forest, Coastal Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Hemlock, Grand Fir, and Sitka Spruce.
Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Visit a working research station designed with sustainability in mind. Feel the sea anemones and other marine life with your hands in the touch tanks. Learn about marine conservation issues and take in amazing views of Baynes Sound.
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.
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Find accommodations, attractions, restaurants, tours and more things to do on Vancouver Island with the Parksville Qualicum Beach Travel Directory.
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.
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.
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.
Skimboarding & Stand Up Paddleboarding
Flatland skimboarding and stand-up paddleboarding culture has exploded in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
Horne Lake Cave Theatre & Rathtrevor Nature House
Learn about our local nature and have fun doing it at Horne Lake Cave Theatre and Rathtrevor Nature House.
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Visit the rescued black bears, eagles, owls, falcons, ravens and other wildlife at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Harbours & Marinas
Breathe in the sea air, grab a bite to eat, and watch the comings and goings of our fishing and aquaculture fleets and pleasure craft at the French Creek Harbour, Deep Bay Harbour and Schooner Cove Marina.
Daytrips to Comox Valley, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo Attractions
Parksville Qualicum Beach's central location makes it the perfect base for exploring Comox Valley, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo attractions including WildPlay Element Parks, Mount Washington, and the McLean Mill.
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park was selected as the 'Best Natural Outdoor Site in BC', and for good reason. Explore a public cave on your own or participate in a guided tour.
Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking lets you escape into a different world and see resident Killer Whales, dolphins, seals and other sea creatures.
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
Spectacular views await at this picturesque Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park filled with waterfalls, rock cliffs, shaded trails and swimming holes.
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 Fir trees
Qualicum Beach Downtown
Qualicum Beach Downtown is full of character and charm, filled with quaint stores, coffee shops, and public spaces sure to steal the hearts of gardeners.
Rosewall Creek Provincial Park
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the creek and take in the earthy smell of the fresh, Island air along the trail up to the waterfalls.
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.
Bird Watching
Head out bird watching on your own or hire a local pro to take you to secret spots and give you an even better chance to add sightings to your list.
Boating
Whether your preferred boat is motored, paddled or sent sailing on the wind, Parksville Qualicum Beach is a great place to hit the water.
Museums
Discover a world class fossil collection and explore heritage buildings in the museums of Parksville Qualicum Beach.
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