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Mar 25, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Mar 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018
Brant in the Bay - Brant Wildlife FestivalBrant in the Bay - Brant Wildlife Festival

Enjoy the chance to view Brant geese and other birds through spotting scopes and have all your nature questions answered by the Arrowsmith Naturalists at Parksville Community Park.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 25, 2018
Time:10:00am - 2:00pm
Address:193 Beachside Dr, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Park Gazebo
Name:Lynne Brookes
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2018
Forest Bathing Walk - Brant Wildlife FestivalForest Bathing Walk - Brant Wildlife Festival

Unplug from technology and find a better connection in the forest.

Knowledgeable and experienced eco tour guides invite you to come relax, rejuvenate and soak up natures restorative medicines on a slow paced, sensory and mindful forest bathing experience.

Pre-registration required. Book with Pacific Rainforest Tours: mail@rainforestnaturehikes.com; 250-248-3667.

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Category:Other
Date:Mar 25, 2018
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Name:Gary & Rhonda Murdock
Phone:250-248-3667
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2018
Music On Sunday - The Ryan Oliver Quartet

A Juno-nominated, Victoria-based saxophonist, Ryan Oliver honed his craft on Canada’s west coast before moving to Amsterdam, Toronto and then New York. Since returning home, he has maintained a busy schedule as one of Canada’s most in-demand players. Ron Hadley-piano, Rick Kilburn-bass, Damian Graham-drums.
Category:Music
Date:Mar 25, 2018
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:$15.00 (Members) $18.00 (Non-members)
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2018
Sundays February 4th to March 25thSpring Sundays at VIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland

Enjoy the early Spring bulbs! Garden open 11:00am to 3:30pm, last entry 3:00pm. Tea Room open 11:00am for tea, soup and scones with last seating 3:00pm.

Admission adults $6, youth $4 includes tax. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, Milner Gardens members and current VIU students with card free admission. 250-752-6153
Category:Gardening
Date:Mar 25, 2018
Time:11:00am - 3:30pm, last entry 3:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Adults $6, youth $4
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2018
Voices Together Concert

Parksvillle and District Community Choir presents "Voices Together", a concert featuring full choir, 4 professional soloists and musical accompanists featuring Mozarts Requiem and choral favourites. Sunday, March 25th at 2:30 pm at Knox United, 345 Pym Street in Parksville.

Tickets at door or from Mulberry Bush Bookstores. $20/22.
Category:Music
Date:Mar 25, 2018
Time:2:30pm
Address:345 Pym St, Parksville, BC
Location:Knox United Church
Cost:$22
 
Mar 25, 2018
Volunteer Opportunity and Orientation at VIUVolunteer Opportunity and Orientation at VIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland

You don't need a green thumb to join this fun, vibrant, local community of volunteers!

Volunteers lend their time and talent to help in the Gardens, greet visitors, serve tea, mentor children in our Shoots with Roots program, help with construction, lead tours, sit on various committees, assist with special projects and ev...more info
Category:Other
Date:Mar 25, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Phone:250-752-8573 x226
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2018
Wetland Birding Tour - Brant Wildlife FestivalWetland Birding Tour - Brant Wildlife Festival

Tour a wetland wonderland with Parksville wetlands initiative founder and expert birding guide Christopher Stephens. This hidden gem with 87 recorded bird species and many noteworthy critters is a key habitat for unique marsh birds & amphibians, supporting an abundance and diversity of species.

Pre-registration required. Book with Pacific Rainforest Tours mail@rainforestnature...more info
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 25, 2018
Time:9:30am - 12:00pm
Location:Parksville Wetlands
Name:Gary & Rhonda Murdock
Phone:250-248-3667
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Go Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife FestivalGo Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife Festival

Children aged 6 to 11 are invited to GO Wild and spend an incredible spring break at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and experience nature inspired fun and adventure. Cost is $40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days.

To register or for more info visit http://www.naturehouse.ca/j333/index.php/kids-camps-summer-and-spring-break, email natur...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1240 Rath Rd, Parksville, BC
Location:Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Cost:$40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days
Phone:250-478-9414
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2018
Lifetree Cafe, a ?Conversation Cafe?, resumes in September with 2 programs each Monday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Real Life stories on DVD and friendly conversations on a different topic every week, topics ranging from personal interests and learning, to community concerns. Free. See weekly topic at www.oursaviourlutheranchurch.ca. All welcome to each week?s ?cafe?.
Category:Other
Date:Mar 26, 2018
Time:2:00pm and 7:00pm
Address:795 Island Hwy W, Parksville BC
Location:Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Cost:Free
Name:Jeanette Domes
Phone:250-951-9343
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Spring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife FestivalSpring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife Festival

Ahoy, matey! This fun and educational camp for children aged 7 to 12 at Deep Bay Marine Field Station will introduce landlubbers to the science of the seas through pirate-based games and activities for all ages. Camp will be packed with science-based games, experiments, interpretive nature walks and beach explorations.

$140 for 4 days. Register online at https://ca.apm.act...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:30am - 3:30pm
Address:370 Crome Point Rd, Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$140 per child for 4 days
Phone:250-740-6611
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
Englishman River Estuary - San Pariel Birding Walk - Brant Wildlife Festival

Arrowsmith Naturalists 'Birders' will lead families and individuals to see birds and explain 'Birding Techniques'. Meet at the Plummer Road trailhead.

Directions: Island Hwy (19A) to Plummer Rd., southside of orange bridge. Travel approx 1km on Plummer Rd. along the Eng. River. past Shorewood Dr. Meet at trail head on left.


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Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 27, 2018
Time:9:00am
Address:Plummer Road, Parksville
Location:Plummer Road Trailhead
Cost:$1
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Go Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife FestivalGo Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife Festival

Children aged 6 to 11 are invited to GO Wild and spend an incredible spring break at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and experience nature inspired fun and adventure. Cost is $40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days.

To register or for more info visit http://www.naturehouse.ca/j333/index.php/kids-camps-summer-and-spring-break, email natur...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1240 Rath Rd, Parksville, BC
Location:Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Cost:$40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days
Phone:250-478-9414
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2018
Splish Splash Everyone Welcome Swims

Splish splash everyone welcome swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre are a water adventure you don't want to miss. The lifeguards are going to bring out all the pool toys for you to enjoy. From the rope swing to the snake to the dino ribs there will be water play for everyone. Tuesday March 20th and 27th and Thursday March 29th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Regular admission.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Mar 27, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:Regular Admission
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-752-5014
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Spring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife FestivalSpring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife Festival

Ahoy, matey! This fun and educational camp for children aged 7 to 12 at Deep Bay Marine Field Station will introduce landlubbers to the science of the seas through pirate-based games and activities for all ages. Camp will be packed with science-based games, experiments, interpretive nature walks and beach explorations.

$140 for 4 days. Register online at https://ca.apm.act...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:30am - 3:30pm
Address:370 Crome Point Rd, Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$140 per child for 4 days
Phone:250-740-6611
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 27, 2018
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walks

The Tuesday Bird Walk on March 27, 2018 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the Brant viewing platform in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 am.

Bird walks from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays going to different areas in and around the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. Note - Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been canc...more info
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 27, 2018
Time:9:00am
Location:Parksville Community Park & Beach
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Go Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife FestivalGo Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife Festival

Children aged 6 to 11 are invited to GO Wild and spend an incredible spring break at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and experience nature inspired fun and adventure. Cost is $40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days.

To register or for more info visit http://www.naturehouse.ca/j333/index.php/kids-camps-summer-and-spring-break, email natur...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1240 Rath Rd, Parksville, BC
Location:Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Cost:$40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days
Phone:250-478-9414
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Spring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife FestivalSpring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife Festival

Ahoy, matey! This fun and educational camp for children aged 7 to 12 at Deep Bay Marine Field Station will introduce landlubbers to the science of the seas through pirate-based games and activities for all ages. Camp will be packed with science-based games, experiments, interpretive nature walks and beach explorations.

$140 for 4 days. Register online at https://ca.apm.act...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:30am - 3:30pm
Address:370 Crome Point Rd, Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$140 per child for 4 days
Phone:250-740-6611
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 28, 2018
Winged Migration Film Showing - Brant Wildlife FestivalWinged Migration Film Showing - Brant Wildlife Festival

Watch this epic portrait of winter bird migration at Eaglecrest Golf Club in Qualicum Beach. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one portrait of a journey that?s uniformly arduous for all kinds of different birds. This documentary was shot using in-flight cameras, most of the footage is aerial, and the viewer appears t...more info
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 28, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:2035 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Eaglecrest Golf Club
Cost:By Donation
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Go Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife FestivalGo Wild Spring Break Camp at Rathtrevor - Brant Wildlife Festival

Children aged 6 to 11 are invited to GO Wild and spend an incredible spring break at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and experience nature inspired fun and adventure. Cost is $40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days.

To register or for more info visit http://www.naturehouse.ca/j333/index.php/kids-camps-summer-and-spring-break, email natur...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1240 Rath Rd, Parksville, BC
Location:Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Cost:$40+GST per day or $150+GST per child/4 days
Phone:250-478-9414
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 29, 2018
Splish Splash Everyone Welcome Swims

Splish splash everyone welcome swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre are a water adventure you don't want to miss. The lifeguards are going to bring out all the pool toys for you to enjoy. From the rope swing to the snake to the dino ribs there will be water play for everyone. Tuesday March 20th and 27th and Thursday March 29th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Regular admission.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Mar 29, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:Regular Admission
Name:RDN Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-752-5014
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Spring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife FestivalSpring Break Pirate Camp - Brant Wildlife Festival

Ahoy, matey! This fun and educational camp for children aged 7 to 12 at Deep Bay Marine Field Station will introduce landlubbers to the science of the seas through pirate-based games and activities for all ages. Camp will be packed with science-based games, experiments, interpretive nature walks and beach explorations.

$140 for 4 days. Register online at https://ca.apm.act...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 26, 2018
End:Mar 29, 2018
Time:9:30am - 3:30pm
Address:370 Crome Point Rd, Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$140 per child for 4 days
Phone:250-740-6611
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 30, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
Rathtrevor Beach Birding Walk - Brant Wildlife FestivalRathtrevor Beach Birding Walk - Brant Wildlife Festival

Arrowsmith Naturalists 'Birders' will lead families and individuals to see birds and explain 'Birding Techniques'.

Meet at the Main Parking Lot, Rathtrevor Provincial Park, 9:00am Leader: Sandra Gray
($1 fee for general public)
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 30, 2018
Time:9:00am
Address:Rathtrevor Road, Parksville
Location:Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Cost:$1
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 30, 2018 to Apr 2, 2018
VIUVIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland Bunny Trail

Celebrate Easter in the Gardens at the annual Bunny Trail! Pick up a map at the Welcome Centre with clues for the children to spot the bunnies. Return the completed map to the Pool House Gift Shop for an Easter treat!

March 30 to April 2, 2018
Gardens open 10 am-4:30 pm (Garden gates close at 5 pm)

Admission: $9 Adult, $5 Youth (13-18 yrs)

Free entry to:
- Children 12 yr...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 30, 2018
End:Apr 2, 2018
Time:10:00am - 4:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$9 Adult, $5 Youth (13-18 yrs) Free - Children 12 & under
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 31, 2018
Mar 31, 2018
Basic Bird ID and Bird-watching for Families - Brant Wildlife FestivalBasic Bird ID and Bird-watching for Families - Brant Wildlife Festival

Dr. Lynne Brookes will lead this practical and fun workshop for families with children age 10 and up at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Errington.

$25+tax per family up to 3; $5+tax for each additional member

Pre-register at www.niwra.org or call 250-248-8534

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Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 31, 2018
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Road, Errington, BC
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:$25+tax per family up to 3; $5+tax for each additional
Name:Lynne Brookes
Phone:250-248-8534
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 31, 2018
Free Family SwimFree Family Swim

Join Jennifer Galloway of the Ohs Marketing Team for a free family swim Saturday March 31st from 5-6pm at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Mar 31, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 6:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Center
Cost:$0
Name:Brittany Patterson
Phone:250-752-7653
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 31, 2018
Live Music with The Enablers at Smoke 'N Water

Vancouver Islands Premier Dance Party Band - The Enablers are the only 4 piece band around that boasts 4 singers, as well as the dance inspiring sounds of Sax (baritone & alto), Flute, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass and Drums.

They play Danceable hits from A(CDC) to Z(eppelin), with some Blues, Country and Reggae thrown in for good measure. Enabling good times and dancing is their motivation and
their mantra is: "to play every gig like it's their last"!
Category:Music
Date:Mar 31, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:1-1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Smoke 'N Water Restaurant
Name:Meaghan
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 31, 2018
Meet The Maker with Donna Balzer - Horticulturalist, Author, SpeakerMeet The Maker with Donna Balzer - Horticulturalist, Author, Speaker

Join Donna Balzer (Author/Horticulturalist/Speaker) for the signing of her latest book: Gardener's Gratitude Journal

Enter for a chance to win: Gardeners Dream Package, Donna's Books, Alcove Gift Certificates.
Category:Artisan
Date:Mar 31, 2018
Time:10:00am - 2:00pm
Address:689 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Alcove Homegrown Living
Name:Cheryl
Phone:250-594-5483
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 30, 2018 to Apr 2, 2018
VIUVIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland Bunny Trail

Celebrate Easter in the Gardens at the annual Bunny Trail! Pick up a map at the Welcome Centre with clues for the children to spot the bunnies. Return the completed map to the Pool House Gift Shop for an Easter treat!

March 30 to April 2, 2018
Gardens open 10 am-4:30 pm (Garden gates close at 5 pm)

Admission: $9 Adult, $5 Youth (13-18 yrs)

Free entry to:
- Children 12 yr...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 30, 2018
End:Apr 2, 2018
Time:10:00am - 4:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$9 Adult, $5 Youth (13-18 yrs) Free - Children 12 & under
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email

Mar 25, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018

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