Every traveller is unique. Some visitors enjoy relaxing in the sun on the area's sandy beaches, other prefer a rejuvenating hike through a lush, wooded forest and some may come to reconnect with family at a local mini golf course. The Explorer Quotient (EQ) is a tool that matches your personality and values to specific activities and attractions.
By taking the EQ Quiz you will find out what type of traveller you are and what you are truly searching for in a travel experience. Go ahead and select your traveller type below if you have taken the EQ Quiz and already know your EQ, or if one of the descriptions sounds like you.
With the your traveller type set, we can steer you toward your ideal holiday in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
As a Cultural Explorer you can be defined by your love of constant travel. You are in your element when discovering new, quirky places and cultures. You look for the unusual and enjoy rustic, outdoor adventures. You enjoy trying new things, interacting with locals, celebrating life and discovering the real heart of a community.
As a Free Spirit, you are highly social and open-minded. Your enthusiasm for life extends to your outlook on travel. Experimental and adventurous, you live to travel and don't want to miss out on anything, but also wouldn't pass up a day basking in the sun on a beach. You enjoy sharing your experiences, with locals or other travellers, and prefer spontaneity to planned activities.
As an Authentic Experiencer, you search for authentic, tangible engagement with your destinations. You have an interest in understanding the history of the places you visit, preferring to stay away from crowds & family time is often a priority. You endeavour to find local culture & locally crafted souvenirs, preferring to plan your holiday ahead, and enjoy the softer side of adventures.
Authentic Experiencers love to visit Parksville Qualicum Beach to savour our local charm, discover our natural beauty, have some quirky fun, rejuvenate, and to reconnect with family, friends, and with the past.
As a No-Hassle Traveller, you are a bit of an escapist, you search for worry-free and secure travel. You look for relaxation, simplicity, and a chance to experience the outdoors with family and friends.
As a Virtual Traveller, you tend not to travel very often, you prefer the comforts of home to the uncertainties of new places and cultural differences. Often very active locally, you usually find enough to satisfy your sense of exploration within your community. Your trips tend to be shorter, closer to home and centred on family events.
As a Cultural History Buff, you strive to go beyond your own roots to understand the history and culture of others. When you travel, you are likely pursuing a personal interest or hobby, making the experience more rewarding. You travel alone or in small groups and prefer to learn at your own pace, unhurried by others or driven by rigid schedules.
As a Gentle Explorer, you like returning to past destinations and enjoy the security of familiar surroundings. You seek the most comfortable places when you get away and avoid the unknown. Well organized travel packages and guided tours that take care of all the details appeal to you.
As a Personal History Explorer, you travel to gain a deeper understanding of your ancestry and heritage. You feel safer when you stay at branded hotels and like to travel in style, comfort and security. You like to visit all of the important landmarks, so a carefully planned schedule, often as a part of a group tour, ensures experiences of a lifetime.
As a Rejuvenator, travel is a chance to totally disconnect and just "get away from it all." All you want to do is rest, recharge and renew. You usually take short vacations to familiar places, often for family visits and celebrations. You don't want an overly-hectic schedule of events.