3 Places You Should Stop on Your Way to Tofino

Heading out to Tofino? You'll be missing out if you don't stop at these 3 awesome spots on your way! No detours - all 3 are right on Highway 4/4A.

A goat stands on the roof of the Coombs Old Country Market in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
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1. Coombs "Goats on the Roof" Market

Yes, the goats are up on the roof (May-ish to October-ish) at this quirky market. Shop inside for delicious international and local food finds plus lots of unique toys and gifts. Be sure to stroll next door to the Coombs Emporium to see the eclectic collection of marble statues.

Photo credit: Michelle Harnett
“ Visit the falls after a heavy rain for the best experience ”

2. Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

One of our ten official Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Amazing Places, visit the falls after a heavy rain for the best experience. Enjoy a short hike or walk for hours on an extensive network of trails.

3. Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park

Mother Nature's roots are here! Gaze up (76 metres!) to the top of an 800 year old tree. It can be found just a short stroll from the parking lot. Be sure to tag your photos #myPQB to give us permission to share!

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