Festivals & Waterfalls

Soak up the energy of local events and rushing waterfalls on this journey around Parksville Qualicum Beach. See how it all comes together.

Festivals & Falls Itinerary for Parksville Qualicum Beach

  1. Parksville Beach Festival
    Held over 5 weeks during July and August, Beachfest includes a free Summer Concert Series, an artisan market, buskers, and Parksville's premiere event on the beach: The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition.

  2. Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
    2245 Errington Rd, Errington
    Explore three kilometres of trails that weave through the old-growth trees and offer payoff views of the upper and lower falls.

  3. Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival
    Traditionally held in February, this event is a celebration of our local food scene which continues to go from strength to strength. Check for updates here on festival plans for 2023. For a year-round look at our food scene, get along to one of our local markets.

  4. Rosewall Creek Falls
    BC-19A, Fanny Bay
    Rosewall Creek Falls has two waterfalls accessible by two separate trails. Access to the falls is through Rosewall Creek Provincial Park, which is situated between Bowser and Fanny Bay.

  5. Brant Wildlife Festival
    Held in late March/April, the Brant Wildlife Festival celebrates nature, particularly the return of the Brant geese as they rest on beaches midway between their wintering areas and nesting grounds. More than 25 events are held across the region with activities including wildlife viewing, river walks, nature carving and art.

  6. Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
    4001 Alberni Hwy, Qualicum Beach
    Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is a beautiful place for a hike with an incredible payoff - the loop trail, accessible from the day-use area, provides stunning views of the upper and lower falls.

  7. Nile Creek Waterfall
    BC-19, Qualicum Beach
    One of the most picturesque waterfalls on Vancouver Island can be found at Nile Creek. The hike from the mouth of the river to the falls is long but definitely worth the trek.

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