The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition, the sandcastles part of the Parksville Beach Festival, is a world class event that attracts master sculptors from around the world to create large masterpieces out of sand and water.
From November to April, beachcombers can discover glass treasures in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
No matter when you visit, the central Vancouver Island events calendar is bound to offer something of interest. There are over 140 annual events and festivals in Parksville Qualicum Beach alone.
Good times are had by all when you can mini-golf around a 45 foot tall old woman's shoe in the shadow of a castle.
Learn about our local nature and have fun doing it at the Horne Lake Cave Theatre, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, and Deep Bay Marine Field Station.
Everyone loves animals, and there's no shortage of opportunities to observe, admire and even interact with creatures great and small here in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
Check out local farms and markets for fresh and often organic produce, baking, as well as locally raised meat.
Visit a working research station designed with sustainability in mind. Feel the sea
anemones and other marine life with your hands in the touch tanks. Learn about
marine conservation issues and take in amazing views of Baynes Sound.
PQB Tourism and our local businesses are working to keep everyone informed about what is open during these trying times with our "COVID-19 Open" directory. Please support these local businesses.
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park was selected as the "Best Natural Outdoor Site in BC", and for good reason. Explore a public cave on your own or participate in a guided tour.
Find markets aplenty starting in mid-June to the end of August including Parksville's Summer by the Sea Street Market.
Majestic old trees, some more than 800 years old, fill Cathedral Grove, located
in MacMillan Provincial Park. Trails on either side of the highway lead into the
diverse coastal forest, one of the most accessible stands of the giant Douglas
Qualicum Beach Downtown is full of character and charm, filled with quaint stores, coffee shops, and public spaces sure to
steal the hearts of gardeners.
Parksville Qualicum Beach's central location makes it the perfect base for exploring Comox Valley, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo attractions including WildPlay Element Parks, Mount Washington, and the McLean Mill.
Experience the one of a kind Coombs Old Country Market aka "the goats on the roof market". Snap a photo of the goats and shop to your hearts content.
Discover a world class fossil collection and explore heritage buildings in the museums of Parksville Qualicum Beach.
Parksville Qualicum Beach locals and Vancouver Island visitors alike eagerly anticipate the changing of the seasons, not just because of weather and holidays, but also for live performances at the Village Theatre.
Visit the rescued black bears, eagles, owls, falcons, ravens and other wildlife at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Head out bird watching on your own or hire a local pro to take you to secret spots and give you an even better chance to add sightings to your list.
Visit Morningstar Farm for Little Qualicum Cheeseworks award winning morsels and Farmgate Store.