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Authentic Experiencers

If you have taken the EQ Quiz, you already know you are an Authentic Experiencer. You search for authentic, tangible engagement with your destinations. You have an interest in understanding the history of the places you visit, preferring to stay away from crowds & family time is often a priority. You endeavour to find local culture & locally crafted souvenirs, preferring to plan your holiday ahead, and enjoy the softer side of adventures.

Authentic Experiencers love to visit Parksville Qualicum Beach to savour our local charm, discover our natural beauty, have some quirky fun, rejuvenate, and to reconnect with family, friends, and with the past.

As you browse this website, you will notice personalized suggestions we have made for you and other Authentic Experiencers. We've gathered some suggestions for Authentic Experiencers on things to do, events, specials, and blog posts throughout the site and right here, on your Authentic Experiencer home page.

Things to Do

Qualicum Beach Waterfront
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
Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking in Parksville Qualicum Beach lets you escape into a different world and experience the resident Pacific harbour seals and seasonal visitors the California Sea Lions (from September to May
Qualicum Beach Downtown
Qualicum Beach has its own classy brand of the shopping experience. Qualicum Beach downtown aka "the Village" has shunned franchise operations and big box stores in favour of one-of-a-kind boutiques.

Top Specials Picked for Authentic Experiencer

Tidepool Discovery Tour
Discover the marine life in the intertidal zones where the biological riches of the Salish Sea are a result of the daily and seasonal mixing of Pacific Ocean waters. On this 2 to 3 hour tide pool excursion you will observe the fascinating life of the mari
Unplug at Tigh-Na-Mara
You Choose What You Need & Want - Power down with 2 or more nights and Relax, Refresh, Revive, Refuel, Reconnect!
Oceanside Amazing Places Tour
Add to your enjoyment of Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanoose area with eco tour specialists. Learn about everything you ever wanted to know about Vancouver Island & discover the treasures in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

Events Calendar

Events Selected for Authentic Experiencer

Best Blogs for Authentic Experiencer

"French Creek August 2018 Fishing Report"
"Meet You at the MAC - Summer 2018"
"RDN Recreation & Parks July 2018 Events & Programs"

Travelers share their Parksville & Qualicum Beach vacation stories on TripAdvisor.
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