Paddling & Dining

Love being out on the water and exploring the local food scene? See how these two passions combine in Parksville Qualicum Beach.

Paddle & Dine Itinerary for Parksville Qualicum Beach

  1. Take Off Adventure Rentals
    Sheltered waters make stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking possible virtually anywhere along the shores of Parksville Qualicum Beach. Kayaks and SUPs can be found at Take Off Adventure Rentals and other companies in the area.

  2. Realm Food Co.
    2 - 180 Craig Street, Parksville
    Farm to table is at the core of this community food hub. Their fresh and diverse menu supports local growers and includes gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.

  3. Spider Lake Provincial Park
    Lakeview Road, Horne Lake
    Head to Spider Lake Provincial Park for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or a swim. This lake is an especially peaceful spot since it is off-limits to all motorized boats.

  4. Bayside Restaurant & Lounge
    240 Dogwood St, Parksville
    Oceanfront dining with a West Coast-inspired seasonal menu paired with Vancouver Island craft beer and local wines.

  5. Adventuress Sea Kayaking
    Flexible drop-off points
    Enjoy the beauty of Vancouver Island with an emphasis on environmentally friendly kayaking. Adventuress offers a variety of day trips, multi-day adventures, and group tours.

  6. Q Burger
    109 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach
    Stop here after a day on the water and enjoy their delicious, creative burgers.

  7. Cameron Lake
    It only takes about 15 minutes to drive from downtown Qualicum Beach to Cameron Lake. This local favourite is perfect for paddleboarding and canoeing plus kitesurfing when the conditions are right. Extra tip: Cameron Lake is also where you'll find the trailhead for hikes up Mount Arrowsmith.

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