Vancouver Island Attractions

Escape to Parksville Qualicum Beach and uncover the natural beauty and relaxed pace of Vancouver Island.

Take a walk on our sandy beaches and taste the salt-tinged ocean air. You can do as much or as little as you like here, in a relaxed atmosphere, and at your own pace.

We are known for our beaches and stunning coastline, but there's so much more to do and see here, all year-round. Head out on our world-class hiking and biking trails to discover your new favourite selfie spot or head downtown to shop, stroll, and experience the quirky charm of our small-town communities. No matter where you turn, you'll find stunning views, inspiring open spaces, and beautiful birds and wildlife.

Explore all of the top things to do in Parksville Qualicum Beach and start planning your visit today.

Statues at Coombs Emporium in Parksville Qualicum Beach, BC
Statues at Coombs Emporium. Photo credit: @primefungi

There’s no shortage of activities in Parksville Qualicum Beach. For the nature lover, embrace the relaxing pace of our tranquil waterfalls, gardens, caves and explore the breathtaking views of our trails. For the adventurer, spend a day on the water kayaking, skimboarding, or boating. Mountain bike through the Top Bridge Park & Regional Trail or skate through the Qualicum Beach BMX track and skate park. For the tranquility seeker, relax and rejuvenate at one of our award-winning spas or yoga studios.

“ You can do as much or as little as you like, in a relaxed atmosphere, and at your own pace. ”


Stunning Coastline

Relax on our sandy beaches, where the tides are welcoming year-round. Image: @juliiathompson

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Parks & Nature

Natural Wonders

Our unique geographical setting provides a wide range of parks, gardens, rivers, lakes, and trails where you can unplug and reconnect with nature. Within minutes of downtown, you can visit our parks to escape the everyday.

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Family Fun

Young At Heart

Run and play your way through Parksville Qualicum Beach. Find out about all the family-friendly things to do here year-round!

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Unique Gifts

Whether you’re looking for hand-made jewelry, kitchen gadgets, cool garden art, or the latest fashion trends, we have a variety of local boutiques, art galleries, book stores, antique shops and retail stores to fit your needs. Take home a piece of Vancouver Island and make your memories here last a lifetime.

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