Mid-Island Looks to Cash in On Film Tourism

Currently in its fourth season of production, it appears the mid-Island has become an important cast member in the television series Chesapeake Shores.

The Hallmark Channel romance series is shot on location in Parksville and the Qualicum Bay area, as well as Nanaimo.

"For us it's a cheat for New York, Baltimore, any large American city, " said series producer Matt Drake.

"We've even shot Nashville at times in Nanaimo."

As the series grows in popularity, many fans have been travelling to mid-Vancouver Island to check out the scenic locations for themselves.

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