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.
Find accommodations, attractions, restaurants, tours and more things to do on Vancouver Island with the Parksville Qualicum Beach Travel Directory.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Escape from the kids for a few hours. Opt for a massage while your partner plays golf. Or enjoy the hands-on treatment after participating in one of the region's many outdoor adventures.
Learn about our local nature and have fun doing it at Horne Lake Cave Theatre, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, and Rathtrevor Nature House.
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.
Whether your preferred boat is motored, paddled or sent sailing on the wind, Parksville Qualicum Beach is a great place to hit the water.
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.
Spectacular views await at this picturesque Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park filled with waterfalls, rock
cliffs, shaded trails and swimming holes.
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.
Let your kids have their skatepark fix or explore trails, parks and cycling routes to have some fun touring our communities on two wheels.
Flatland skimboarding and stand-up paddleboarding culture has exploded in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
From November to April, beachcombers can discover glass treasures in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
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.
Parksville Uncorked is an annual wine and culinary festival that involves wine and beer tasting events, wine dinners, bubbly brunches, wine-inspired spa treatments and local tours. The events take place at The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Re
The historic Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail was built in 1912 by the Canadian Pacific Railway to
service guests at its Cameron Lake Resort.
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.
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.