Arts & Birding

Combine your passion for arts and birding on this journey around Parksville Qualicum Beach. See how it all comes together.

Arts & Birding Itinerary for Parksville Qualicum Beach

  1. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
    1240 Rath Rd, Parksville, BC

    One of eight locations on the Parksville Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area Bird Trail, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, is an ideal spot to bird-watch during the spring and fall migratory seasons. Brant Geese famously use the nearby beaches for their spring migration north.

  2. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
    133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC

    This old schoolhouse features galleries, a gift shop and a working studio. Check out regular exhibits or sign up for a workshop held by local artists.

  3. North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
    1240 Leffler Rd, Errington, BC

    Get a closer look at species, including raptors, owls, and falcons and learn about bald eagle rehabilitation efforts at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre.

  4. The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
    122 Fern Rd W, Qualicum Beach, BC

    TOSH has an impressive roster of exhibits and events all year, including live music and performances. The gallery gift shop also features the work of over 150 Vancouver Island artists.

  5. Hamilton Marsh
    Hilliers Rd S, Qualicum Beach, BC

    Located just minutes from the Town of Qualicum Beach, Hamilton Marsh is home to 130 species, including owls, early migrant swallows, and migrant shorebirds.

  6. Salish Sea Market

    110 6996 Island Hwy W, Bowser, BC

    The Salish Sea Market is a curated collection of Pacific Northwest art. Feathered friends, including owls, eagles, crows, and sandpipers, are the muse for many of the artists showcasing their works in-store.

  7. Seaside Nature Park
    Island Hwy W across Crescent Rd W, Qualicum Beach, BC

    Seaside Nature Park offers a spectacular backdrop for viewing birds, including Black Oystercatchers. Look out for the Qualicum First Nations artwork, which enhances this already beautiful scene.

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