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Temporary Closure of Beaches to Dogs
Beaches within the Parksville Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area (PQBWMA) will be temporarily closed to dogs to the annual Brant geese migration. Rathtrevor Beach will be closed to dogs from February 15 to April 30. Parksville Bay Beach and Qualicum Beach from March 1 to April 30.More Info
The region of Parksville Qualicum Beach has the perfect combination of fertile lands and inspired people, who together produce local crops, raise livestock and create food products that line the pantry shelves of the community.
Location: 1550 Veterans Road, Errington
Hours: May through September, 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Errington Farmers Market was one of the very first farmers markets on Vancouver Island, first established in 1973. It has grown and changed over the years, becoming a pillar of the local community. Nestled amongst the trees, the beautiful market situates itself as a place to connect with local suppliers and the natural earth that grows their produce.
Location: 644 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach
Hours: year-round, 8:30am to 12:00pm
With over 100 vendors during peak season, the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market has been connecting the community for decades. Many vendors have spent nearly as long selling their products there, and some customers have been shopping there weekly for as long as they can remember. It’s a bustling hub of like-minded individuals who are eager to support local farmers, foragers, bakers and more.
Location: 1019 Errington Road, Parksville
Hours: Daily, 9:30am to 5:30pm
Silver Meadows Farm sells fresh produce, meat, eggs and baked goods. They’re most renowned for their fresh corn and sweet strawberries, but their wide variety of produce will fill your basket in no time. They also sell local-handmade crafts, so you can get a little gift-shopping done while you stock up on groceries.
Location: 1934 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
You’ll find over 60 Vancouver Island farms and artisanal food producers represented at the Springford Farm Market. All the products sold at their market are grown or produced on the Island, including their own free-range eggs, grass-fed beef and produce. They take great pride in ensuring their livestock are treated with care and respect—the same values they pour into their land and community.