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.
The historic Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail was built in 1912 by the Canadian Pacific Railway to
service guests at its Cameron Lake Resort.
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.
Whether your preferred boat is motored, paddled or sent sailing on the wind, Parksville Qualicum Beach is a great place to hit the water.
When the warmth of spring is on its way, it's time to head to central Vancouver Island to see the return of our feathered friends from the South, particularly the Pacific Black Brant.
Five minutes from downtown Qualicum Beach lies the Heritage Forest, 50
acres of old growth forest, Coastal Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Hemlock,
Grand Fir, and Sitka Spruce.
Rich in royal history, Milner Gardens and Woodland is home to 10 acres of lush gardens, which in turn are surrounded by an old-growth forest seven times that size.
Visit the rescued black bears, eagles, owls, falcons, ravens and other wildlife at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Spectacular views await at this picturesque Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park filled with waterfalls, rock
cliffs, shaded trails and swimming holes.
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the creek and take in the earthy smell of the fresh, Island air along the trail up to the waterfalls.
Discover a world class fossil collection and explore heritage buildings in the museums of Parksville Qualicum Beach.
Stroll along a lush, forested trail lined with towering Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock
and maple trees. Cross the two bridges and experience nature's power as stunning
waterfalls blast over rocks and descend down into the canyon.
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.
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.
This beautiful wetland is 3kms long and 1/2km wide - the largest wetland between Nanaimo, Cumberland, and Port Alberni and is surrounded by second growth forest.
Parksville Qualicum Beach's central location makes it the perfect base for whale watching Vancouver Island. Many Vancouver Island whale watching tour companies also offer Black Bear and Grizzly Bear excursions.
From November to April, beachcombers can discover glass treasures in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
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.
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
Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park is the biggest and most diverse island of a group of more than 30 islands and rocky islets located north and west of Lasqueti Island.
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.
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.
Take your pick of seven courses to choose from, all within a 30-minute drive from one another. Golf in a mountain valley, through a coastal Douglas fir ecosystem, or through rustic grassy meadows.
Flatland skimboarding and stand-up paddleboarding culture has exploded in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
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.
Breathe in the sea air, grab a bite to eat, and watch the comings and goings of our fishing and aquaculture fleets and pleasure craft at the French Creek Harbour, Deep Bay Harbour and Schooner Cove Marina.
Sea kayaking lets you escape into a different world and see resident Killer Whales,
dolphins, seals and other sea creatures.
Experience the magic of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region's 10 Amazing Places with the Official Amazing Places Geotour! Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Millions of players use the Geocaching app or a GPS to find cleverly hidd