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.
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.
Not only is Parksville Qualicum Beach home to two craft breweries, it's also only minutes from seven more in the neighbouring communities of Courtenay, Cumberland, Nanaimo, and Port Alberni.
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.
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.
The historic Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail was built in 1912 by the Canadian Pacific Railway to
service guests at its Cameron Lake Resort.
Parksville Qualicum Beach is a lively area kicking with music concerts
and events all year round.
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.
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.
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
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.
Find accommodations, attractions, restaurants, tours and more things to do on Vancouver Island with the Parksville Qualicum Beach Travel Directory.
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.
Discover a world class fossil collection and explore heritage buildings in the museums of Parksville Qualicum Beach.
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.
Check out local farms and markets for fresh and often organic produce, baking, as well as locally raised meat.
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.
Whether your preferred boat is motored, paddled or sent sailing on the wind, Parksville Qualicum Beach is a great place to hit the water.