Discover countless Central Vancouver Island artists galleries and studios, over 140 annual events, and natural settings that will inspire your own creativity.
The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach and the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville may be the cultural icons for our communities but don’t stop your artful exploring there.
There’s nothing quite like encountering an artist on his or her own home turf, cup of tea in one hand, paintbrush or chisel in the other. Self-guided studio tours of the region allow one to drop in unexpectedly on dozens of home-based studios and galleries. Parksville Qualicum Beach is home to one of the highest concentrations of artist and artisan studios in BC.
Parksville Qualicum Beach locals and Vancouver Island visitors alike eagerly anticipate the changing of the seasons, and not just because of weather and holidays. While Bard to Broadway packs the Village Theatre in the Summer, ECHO Players’ productions happen from Fall to Spring so there is almost always a show to catch.
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250-248-8189 or 250-228-6648
151A Morison Avenue, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H7
110-6996 West Island Highway, Bowser, BC, V0R 1G0
110 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S8
250-752-7355 or 604-369-1070
222 Crescent Road East, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1L6
2344 Alberni Highway, Coombs, BC, V0R 1M0
135 Alberni Highway, Parksville, BC, V9P 2G9
201 - 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S7
3215 Brooklin Lane (Off Hilliers Rd. S.), Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1X5
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250-739-9659 or 1-877-334-7568
599 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 7E5
600 Alberni Highway, Parksville, B.C., V9P 1J9
122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, B.C., V9K 1T2
5101 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 2A3
250-752-3400 or 778-991-7461
164 2nd Ave West, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1T4
708 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC, V9P 1T8
587 Beach Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1K7
133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5