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What’s Your Type? Every traveller is unique. Some visitors enjoy relaxing in the sun on the area’s sandy beaches, others 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

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matches your personality and steer you toward your ideal values to specific activities and holiday in Parksville Qualicum attractions. Beach. ® By taking the EQ Quiz you TAKE THE will find out what type of traveller you are and what EQ® QUIZ you are truly searching for in ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com a travel experience. With the The Explorer Quotient® (EQ®) is a trademark information gathered, we can of: Canadian Tourism Commission

Cultural Explorer If you are 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. Flip to: Rejuvenate, Relax and Get Real articles first.

Recommended Activity: Have a blast exploring our limestone caves, making your way through marble passages & crystal caverns at Horne Lake Caves.

Authentic Experiencer If you are 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, prefering

to stay away from crowds & family time is often a priority. You endeavour to find local culture & locally crafted souvenirs, prefering to plan your holiday ahead, and enjoy the softer side of adventures. Flip to: Get Real, Reconnect and Discover articles first.

Recommended Activity: Enjoy strolling through the majestic old growth trees at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and taking a dip in the ocean.

Free Spirit If you are a Free Spirit you are highly social and openminded. 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 travelers, & prefer spontaneity to planned activities. Flip to: Rejuvenate, Discover, and Have Fun articles first.

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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. Flip to: Relax, Reconnect and Discover articles first.

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.   Wellorganized travel packages and guided tours that take care of all Cultural History Buff the details appeal to you. You strive to go beyond your own roots Flip to: Relax, Have Fun and to understand the history and culture Reconnect articles first. of others.  When you travel, you are likely pursuing a personal interest or Virtual hobby, making the experience more Traveller rewarding.  You travel alone or in Tending not to travel very often, small groups and prefer to learn at you prefer the comforts of home your own pace, unhurried by others to the uncertainties of new places or driven by rigid schedules. and cultural differences.   Flip to: Get Real, Discover and Have Fun articles first. >>> Continued Pg.9

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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 centered on family events. Flip to: Get Real, Reconnect and Relax articles first.

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Rejuventator For you, 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.  Flip to: Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect articles first.

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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. Flip to: Reconnect, Discover and Have Fun articles first.

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The best place to enjoy the absolute heat of the summer is right at Qualicum Beach. Park right in front of your beach spot, walk about 30 feet and dive into the most gloriously warm waters to swim amongst the flounders, soles, crabs and sculpins... no better way to cool down on the island! ~Sarah Williams Repulse Bay, Nunavut

GET REAL Savour our local charm Take a vacation from technology and get back to what’s real. “Good clean fun” is the name of the game. No X-box, no super late nights, no stress, no worries. Immerse yourself in the local culture and spend some quality time doing things that you love.

Locals & visitors recommend you lose yourself in these places and activities: Boutique Shopping

Local Restaurants

Wander the pedestrian-friendly streets of Qualicum Beach, for anything from clothing, shoes, books and home decor to antiques. Parksville is stacked with small, trendy fashion shops, many with locally made items.

Find a variety of restaurants in Parksville Qualicum Beach, from small, ethnic and authentic to contemporary, West Coast wonderful. Find eateries with ocean views or cafe’s tucked in town, something for families and something for a special night out.

French Creek & Deep Bay Lighthouse Country Harbours, Schooner Cove Marina Is home to a thriving, rehabilitated salmon Pop down to the French Creek Harbour to see a bustling marine community, complete with fresh seafood sales, charter companies, a restaurant and a pub. Deep Bay Harbour has a beautiful mountain backdrop and is great for viewing birds and other sea creatures. The Schooner Cove Marina on Nanoose’s Peninsula is in a unique, rocky setting, perfect for wildlife viewing. 10 10

creek, charming lighthouses, a variety of public wood carvings and beautiful, rugged beaches. Soaring eagles are a common sight among the quiet beaches.

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre Visit the rescued black bears or eagles, owls, falcons and ravens. The centre is a world class rehabilitation facility with an interactive learning centre and gift shop.

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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is one of the best ways to spend a spring, summer or fall day...supporting and learning about the rehabilitation work that is done for island animals is very rewarding for all our family and friends that come to visit. ~ Sarah Williams Repulse Bay, Nunavut

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I love visiting museums in smaller communities - they really are a labour of love and do provide such a friendly intimate experience.....the volunteers at the Qualicum Beach Museum were not only a wealth of information about the museum but had lots to tell about Qualicum Beach itself...both its past and even where to find a good lunch today! ~ Leona Matte Qualicum Beach

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HAVE FUN QUIRKY & OFF THE BEATEN PATH PICKS

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We revel in our uniqueness, and the amount of fun that you can have in our region. Seeing goats on a roof, exploring underground caves, viewing world-class sand scultptures and visiting a research station shaped like a giant shell are just some of the quirky experiences you’ll be able to tell your friends about back home.

LOCAL & VISITOR RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES Coombs Old Country Market Head to Coombs Old Country Market for an authentic experience complete with local and international foods, locally made and imported gifts, and a herd of goats relaxing on a roof. The market also has a restaurant, deli, bakery and ice cream shop and surrounding businesses hold unique and interesting gifts and clothing.

QF Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition This world class event attracts master sculptors from around the world to create large masterpieces out of sand and water. The event includes a myriad of live entertainment and other activities throughout the monthlong summer exhibition.

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park Discover a magical underground world with incredible crystal formations and ancient fossils. Horne Lake Caves is open for self-guided explorations and guided tours, and there is also a cave theatre to increase understanding of this amazing ecosystem.

Deep Bay Marine Field Station Visit a working research station designed with sustainability in mind. Feel the sea anemones and other marine life with your own two hands in the touch tanks. Learn about marine conservation issues and take in amazing views of Baynes Sound from the deck.

Cycling and Skateparks Explore trails, parks and cycling routes connecting communities. A stunning trail leads from Resort Drive to Top Bridge Park which hosts a mountain bike course that ranks as one of BC’s best. Whether on a BMX or skateboard, Parksville’s skatepark by the sea has phenomenal views of the ocean and Qualicum Beach’s is set in the forest. 12

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Treehugger! This is me at Cathedral Grove. Nothing like hugging an old Giant to make the world a better place :) ~ Maggie May BC

His first ever hole in one at Paradise! ~ Neil Zeller Calgary, AB Paradise Mini Golf, Parksville

One of the best places to visit in Parksville is Coombs Market. They have goats on the roof... that pretty much sums it up, oh yeah and the best bakery ever. Try the cheesy jalapeno bread, it’s delicious!! ~ Katya Small BC Coombs Country Market

We found Patrick in Parksville!! ~ Karin Deconinck Lethbridge, AB Parksville’s Community Park , Parksville

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A vacation in Parksville Qualicum Beach is about doing something different, something quiet, but something uplifting for your soul. Find the perfect activity or attraction to renew your spirit and make you feel like a new person by the time you leave.

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park This incredible provincial park has it all, expansive sandy beach, wooded trail with old growth trees, day-use area for picnicking and a sought-after campground. A large number of seabirds also enjoy the area making bird watching a popular activity.

Sea-kayaking Escape into a different world and experience what the resident Orca whales, dolphins, seals and other sea creatures do every day. No experience is necessary to participate in this activity as local companies lead tours as well as rent gear.

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park Stroll along a lush, forested trail lined with towering Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. Cross the two bridges and experience nature’s power as stunning waterfalls blast over rocks and descend down into the canyon.

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park Spectacular views await at this picturesque park filled with waterfalls, rock cliffs, shaded trails and swimming holes. Walking trails meander through the park which straddles the Little Qualicum River.

Cathedral Grove/MacMillan Provincial Park Majestic old trees, some more than 800 years old, fill Cathedral Grove, located in MacMillan Provincial Park. Trails on either side of the highway lead into the diverse coastal forest, one of the most accessible stands of the giant Douglas Fir trees in British Columbia. 14

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Stop at Cameron Lake on the way to the famous Cathedral Grove. This lake is so relaxing and beautiful. It is the most perfect place to bring a picnic lunch, a cup of coffee or just each others’ company. ~ Jane Stewart Parksville

The relaxed beachy atmosphere was perfect for wary family members to come together over nature walks and alfresco hot dog roasts on the beach. ~ Gail Whitworth Surrey, BC Parksville Beach

I enjoy walking the dogs at the Shorewood Beach. I always wear my camera because the shots at the beach are always a once in a lifetime shot. ~ Ron Geen Parksville, BC Shorewood Park, Nanoose

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The Kite Festival in Parksville is a great place to take the kids! They can even learn to make their own kites. ~ Tyler Ingram White Rock Parksville Kite Festival, Parksville Beach

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RECONNECT

Relive memories & make new ones Our visitors yearn for a connection to the past and, in particular, to their past. You want to relive moments that have made you who you are and share new memories with your families. We can help in Parksville Qualicum Beach, because the activities we offer, and the spirit in which we offer them, is reminiscent of a better, purer time.

Locals and visitors recommend these great places: Qualicum Beach Waterfront

Milner Garden and Woodland

Sit on the sandy beach and let the waves tickle your toes as families frolic in the shallow waves. Summer sunsets are a nice time to gaze at the passing cruise ships.

This 70 acre seaside garden is filled with the colourful bounty of the seasons, with a collection of impressive rhododendrons. Enjoy a traditional tea service in the quaint house where the Queen once stayed.

Qualicum Beach Village

Morningstar, Tiger Lily, Silver

Full of character and charm, Qualicum Beach Village is filled with quaint stores, Meadows and PineRidge Farms coffee shops, and public spaces sure to Sample cheese from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and fruit wine from steal the hearts of gardeners. Parksville Beach/Community Park Mooberry Winery. Tiger Lily Farms offers Bask in the sun on the vast, sandy pony rides and seasonal events like the beach, wander the waterfront boardwalk Harvest Festival.  Silver Meadows Farm or take the children to the exciting has a small food market, a pumpkin Lions Venture playground complete patch and a seasonal corn maze. with a waterpark. There are also beach Pineridge Farm has a food market, ice volleyball courts and a skateboard park. cream and seasonal events. 16 16

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Enjoying ourselves at Butterfly World ~ Jason Connelly Nanaimo, BC

Canada Day, waiting for the fire works! We always have a great time when we visit the PQB area! PQB was my first trip to the beach as a child, and the first beach visit for both my children. Lots of great memories! ~ Dandy Civitarese Calgary, AB

There is an annual sand sculpting competition and exhibition during July thru August. If you have a chance, go check it out it’s totally worth it. This beautiful sculpture was our favorite called “Poultry in Motion” ~ Katya Small British Columbia Parksville Beach Community Park

We just thought we’d “drop-in” to the Qualicum Beach Museum, but had no idea of the treasures found there. The two heritage Power House buildings were full of interesting exhibits - a local First Nations display, Pioneer Dioramas and an extensive and fascinating Paleontology exhibit with fossils over 250 million years old! ~ Leona Matte Qualicum Beach, BC Qualicum Beach Museum

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RELAX

KICK BACK LIKE A LOCAL

Little Qualicum River

Escape your high-stress life and enjoy simple pleasures from a simpler time. Parksville Qualicum Beach is an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and approachable for you and your family. Go at your own pace and find your happy place.

LOCALS & VISITORS RECOMMENDED ATTRACTIONS Parksville Beach/Community Park Bask in the sun on the vast, sandy beach, wander along the waterfront boardwalk or take the children to the exciting Lions Venture playground complete with a waterpark. There are also beach volleyball courts, a skateboard park and picnic facilities for you to enjoy.

Local Street Markets Shop locally at a variety of markets where streets close and people place their wares on the streets. Local crafts, artwork, live entertainment and more can be found at both the Thursday Night Street and Friday Night Artisan Market in Qualicum Beach and the Summer by the Sea Market in Parksville on Craig Street.

Spider, Horne and Cameron Lakes Enjoy one of our pristine lakes for some swimming, fishing & relaxing. Spider Lake has a sandy beach hailed as a local favourite and Horne Lake is a popular kayaking spot. Cameron Lake, nestled between two mountains, has caught the interest of the B.C. Cryptozoology Club who have heard rumors of a sea serpent.

Campground and R.V. Park Fun Zones Visit Paradise Adventure Park for some family fun on the world famous mini golf courses and exciting bumper boats. Riverside Resort Motel and Campground has a giant waterslide and mini golf course and Qualicum Bay Resort is steps from the beach and next to the popular Cone Zone for ice cream treats.

Relaxation and Spas Discover real tranquility at one of our many local spas. The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara is the largest resort spa in BC and features a 2,500 square-foot mineral pool fed by a cascading waterfall. AquaTerre Spa at Pacific Shores Resort & Spa has calming west coast aquariums and a hand carved granite relaxation tub. 18

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A beautiful afternoon on Parksville beach as the sun goes down. ~ Peter Urquhart Nanaimo

This family is here every year and remember when someone would build a palm tree on the beach in the summer. They decided that it was time to start this tradition again! It took them all day to do so...the sun is setting upon them. ~ Angela Hinz Qualicum Beach

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We love the beaches around Parksville! Here is my daughter when we were enjoying a day at Rathtrevor Beach :) ~ Sue Peace Nanaimo Rathtrevor Beach

This summer we camped at Rathtrevor. Stress is a big part in our demanding lifestyles. Parksville is our local calming influence that helps put life back into proper perspective. I love the island & BC. ~ Roger Purba Vancouver Parksville Beach

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Adventure doesn’t always have to be extreme – it can mean finding a new trail to walk on or discovering an incredible vista. You will experience a vacation full of great discoveries in Parksville Qualicum Beach, but most of all, we will share our natural wonders. Our forests and trails, our giant trees and rivers. Our beaches and sunsets, our mountains and waterfalls. The smell of the cedars and the sea, the roar of the falls, the pull of the tide and the warmth of the sun.

Lighthouse Country Lighthouse Country is home to a thriving, rehabilitated salmon creek, a couple of charming lighthouses, a variety of public wood carvings and beautiful, rugged beaches, perfect for beachcombing. Soaring eagles are a common sight among the quiet beaches, and the sunsets are legendary.

Top Bridge Regional Park Cross the impressive suspension bridge (both pedestrian and cyclist friendly) across the lively Englishman River and take a stroll into the woods. Stop for a dip in the cool, fresh water or continue down the path to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.

Rosewall Creek Provincial Park Meander down the pathways of this vibrant, mossy park lined with coniferous trees and broad leaf maples. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the creek and take in the earthy smell of the fresh, Island air.

Golfing Take your pick of six local golf courses, with something for every level of player and budget. While making your way through the immaculate greens, look up and see breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains, the resident grazing deer and an abundance of birds.

Qualicum Beach Heritage Forest Five minutes from downtown Qualicum Beach lies the Heritage Forest, 50 acres of old growth forest, Coastal Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Hemlock, Grand Fir, and Sitka Spruce. Smile at the locals as you walk along the mulch trails and peer down a lush ravine into a salmon bearing stream. 20

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I took this beautiful photo out in Deep Bay, Bowser. This photo is of my kids running through the long grass, in Deep Bay. We would spend alot of our “summer time” out there fishing. ~ June Williams Qualicum Beach

Beach Acres for Father’s Day, it had everything the family could have imagined, we had a blast. Parksville is the best place on the island for making family memories last a lifetime. Can’t wait to go back.

Walking the beach with wife, daughter and dog towards the park at Parksville, with rainbow leading to pot of gold at Rathtrevor, where we camped. Beautiful area, and it was not too busy in the late fall.

The Qualicum Beach Artisans Market outside The Old School House Arts Centre with Carol Helin viewing Ted Jolda’s new hot orange glasses! An awesome experience to meet cool, interesting artisans of all sorts.

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Parksville There’s a reason Parksville is known as Canada’s Riviera.  Few beaches outside Mexico and the Caribbean compare with our kilometres of serene sandy beaches at Parksville Bay and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.   Parksville’s Community Park is well named as it really is a gathering place for all who live here. The park is a great place to check in and spend some down time. Enjoy a spectacular walk on the waterfront walkway then visit the famous Lion’s Venture Playground & Waterpark and the skateboard park where you and your family can spend many happy hours.    Parksville Community Park is home to many annual events and festivals for locals and visitors including the month long Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition, KidFest, Oceanside Overdrive Car Show, and the huge Volleybash beach volleyball tournament. Just up from the beach is Parksville’s downtown. Ask a local to point you toward their favourite modern boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants – all just a few minutes walk from the sandy shore. The McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC) is a hundred-yearold building located in the heart of town. The centre has ongoing art exhibitions and weekly events like Monday

Night Blues Jams and Friday Night MACoustic Folk Club, where visitors are most welcome.

Transport yourself back to a simpler time at the Parksville Museum The Craig Park Heritage Museum displays a number of heritage buildings like a blacksmith’s shop, post office and schoolhouse, all filled with artifacts and stories to tell.

Qualicum Beach The pleasant Qualicum Beach downtown features walkable, quaint streets lined by traditional architecture filled with unique, independent boutiques, shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants — with no big box or franchise stores in sight. A colourful array of flowers, trees, planters and gardens are found on every corner.  Qualicum Beach is a perennial Communities in Bloom winner especially enjoyed by garden and nature lovers.  Experience the magic of Milner Gardens and Woodland - 28 hectares (70 acres) of unspoiled natural beauty steeped in royal history >>> Continued Pg.24

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QUALICUM BEACH Continued >>> perched on the edge of an oceanfront bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia. Qualicum Beach is a hub of artistic talent with The Old School House (TOSH) at the heart of it all.  This historic, hundred-year-old building is filled with local art and artists, some working while you browse.  TOSH also hosts music performances and other arts and culture events throughout the year.  Just steps from downtown Qualicum Beach is the town’s playground, swimming pool, skate park, BMX track, sports fields, and off-leash dog walking trails.

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The perfect spot to let every member of your family to stretch their legs. When you choose to stay in Qualicum Beach, you’ll find unique owner operated lodging – no chain hotels or towers here.    Most accommodations share the unparalleled Qualicum Beach waterfront with the resident seals, herons, and eagles. Stroll the waterfront promenade lined with picnic tables, shade trees, a wash/change room, and lots of parking. Kayak and standup paddleboard rentals are available during the summer months. >>> Continued Pg.25

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roads is where the farmer and crafts market is held every Saturday through the summer, complete with live South and West of Parksville is Arrowsmith Country, music. Concerts also keep the Errington Hall hopping all named after towering Mount Arrowsmith that is partially year round attracting well-known musicians who enjoy responsible for the enviable micro-climate surrounding playing for their fans in the intimate setting. Parksville Qualicum Beach. Arrowsmith Country is a collection of rural communities including Coombs, Coombs is famous for its Old Country Market, where goats can often be seen relaxing on the roof.  The Errington, Hilliers, and Whiskey Creek. Errington’s North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is open shops in Coombs can be best described as eclectic. daily March through October. The renowned facility Find everything from elaborate wood-carvings to local often has all forms of wildlife to view and learn about produce to fashionable clothing and jewelry. Coffee including eagles, owls, wild cats, deer, ducks and bears. geeks will be happy to know that popular local coffee Tamer animals can be found, and even petted, at Tiger roasters and cafes have also set-up shop in Coombs. Lily Farm. Stop by the World Parrot Refuge, home to more than 800 birds, said to be the world’s largest free flight parrot Flyfish for salmon at refuge. Other flying creatures can be found at Butterfly World and Gardens, with its dazzling array of insects, Nile Creek for a truly reptiles and flowers.

West Coast experience

Visit Cameron Lake to see if you can spot the Loch Ness monster-like creature that has been sighted for centuries. Englishman River Falls Provincial Park is the highlight for Stop at MacMillan Provincial Park for the 800-year-old many visitors to this part of the region where they find trees towering over 80 metres to get a hint of what BC easy wilderness hiking and spectacular waterfalls. forests used to be like and you’ll understand where the The small commercial hub around the general store and park’s more familiar name comes from: Cathedral Grove. War Memorial Hall at the corner of Errington and Grafton >>> Continued Pg.26 Our App features fantastic specials & you can even a map out your route.

MORNINGSTAR FARM

Open Daily 9-5, 403 Lowry’s Rd, Parksville, BC Come & visit the animals, take a self guided tour, sample award-winning wines & cheese in our FarmGate Store! 250.954.3931 | www.morningstarfarm.ca

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Lighthouse Country North of Qualicum Beach is the charmingly rustic Lighthouse Country, named for the lighthouses on Sisters Island and Chrome Island. The region includes the communities of Dashwood, Qualicum Bay, Dunsmuir, Bowser, and Deep Bay, and is home to Island Scallops. This surprisingly subdued stretch of coast, is a sea lover’s dream where you won’t find flashy tourist sites. Nile Creek is home to a small hatchery where volunteers are responsible for restoring pink salmon to record numbers. Today the water system is teeming with life and is known as a world-class fly-fishing destination.

Retreat to Spider Lake, a favourite local swimming hole, for a relaxing dip Experience real adventure at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. Stop by the PineRidge Farm Market for some ice cream or fresh produce. Visit Deep Bay Marina for a nostalgic stop. Then travel down the road of crushed seashells to the Deep Bay Marine Field Station where Vancouver Island University conducts shellfish research. This state of the art building offers amazing views of Baynes Sound and tours of their facilities. Feed your artistic spirit by visiting the Salish Sea Market, filled with incredible creations by locals from jewelry to home decor items, hand made soap and paintings. Lighthouse Country’s unpretentious small inns, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds cater to visitors looking for a retreat that’s off the beaten path.

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Lighthouse Country lets you explore locally and is also good for day-tripping to Parksville Qualicum Beach, the Comox Valley, and Denman and Hornby Islands.

Nanoose Bay Nanoose Bay is located at the South end of the Parksville Qualicum Beach region. The highlights of the Highway 19 route through Nanoose Bay include the Arbutus Meadows Event and Equestrian Centre and the world’s tallest gnome (7.91m), now recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records. If you want to experience all Nanoose Bay has to offer, take the scenic route on Northwest Bay Road through the heart of the community. Stop in the quaint Red Gap commercial hub for a coffee break or some grocery shopping. At Powder Point Road you can take a short hike up The Notch to admire Garry Oak and Arbutus meadows, and spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia and across to the mainland. Nanoose Bay is also home to the Fairwinds Golf Club, marinas, recreation facilities, and hidden beaches. Moorecroft Regional Park, the mid-Island’s newest regional park, has amazing trails through remote forest and along rocky shores. Among the many stops of interest are the Nanoose Edibles Farm, The Rocking Horse Pub, an authentic English-style pub with garden patio, and Pacific Shores Resort and Spa. The restaurant at this resort, The Landing West Coast Grill, has a breathtaking floor-toceiling 27,000L saltwater aquarium with native ocean life to entertain diners.

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Nestled among the trees at the “market in the park”, you’ll find fresh produce and plants, handcrafted artisan goods, and locally prepared foods. There’s always live music in the band shell and yummy treats at the Market Café.

Saturdays from 10 am to 1pm May through September Errington Community Park

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FOOD & DINING Vancouver Island is quickly becoming recognized in the “slow food” movement. Reconnect with your family and loved ones in an unpretentious atmosphere dedicated to bringing people together and serving good food. Enjoy fine coffee throughout Parksville Qualicum Beach, in cafes thick with the scent of fresh coffee and early morning baking. Stop in at a local coffee roaster, share a treat at one of our bakeries, or sit amongst locals at a cafe.

Many establishments in Parksville Qualicum Beach take pride in sourcing local meats, seafoods, vegetables, breads and fruit wherever possible. Find a gluten-free bakery, and some great vegan restaurants perfect for when you need that afternoon carrot-and-beet-juice refresher. Parksville Qualicum Beach also has a great number of ethnic food restaurants for those days when you’re craving some sushi, Tandoori prawns, Vietnamese spring rolls or Thai curry.

Regional Dining Options BAYSIDE BISTRO & LOUNGE

Bayside Bistro & Lounge at the Quality Resort Bayside offers casual gourmet dining with an ocean view. Our menu focuses on fresh, regional, seasonal ingredients, utilizing the best BC has to offer. From the sizzling steaks to the succulent prawns, your meal will be prepared with the utmost attention. We’ve also sourced wine gems from BC and around the world and offer numerous by the glass choices.

240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, 250-248-8333 • qualityresortparksville.com and dinner.

LEFTY’S FRESH FOOD

Two locations in Qualicum and Parksville celebrating the best of ‘left-handed’ style. Enjoy our ‘famous pancakes’ for breakfast, a sunny patio lunch or a ‘Certified Angus’ steak dinner. Try our ‘scratch baked’ desserts with a cup of locally roasted organic Karma coffee. We’re big on fresh and as our guests tell us, ‘You can taste the difference.’ Find out for yourself at the place where ‘It doesn’t matter who’s Right‘!

710 Memorial Ave., Qualicum Beach, BC 250-752-7530 • www.leftys.tv

Corfield Plaza, Parksville, BC 250-954-3886 • www.leftys.tv

PACIFIC PRIME STEAK & CHOP RESTAURANT Dining room and outdoor patio offers stunning ocean and mountain views. Featuring a West Coast inspired menu using the finest cuts of meat, locally inspired seafood, unique appetizers and decadent desserts. Proud to partner with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program for environmentally sustainable seafood.

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#3 - 1306 Alberni Highway, Errington 250-951-3171 • www.backroadjava.com

Bridge Coffee and Ice Cream Shop

Enjoy your coffee, pastry, sandwiches and ice cream. Superior level of coffee and robust cappuccinos. Close to Parksville’s Orange Bridge.

745 East Island Highway, Parksville 250-248-6249

Camelia Tea Room at Milner Gardens & Woodland

Afternoon Tea is served with assorted baked goods and fresh scones with jam every day from 1-4 pm when Gardens are open. Garden admission required.

2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 250-752-6153 • www.milnergardens.org

Cha Ch’a Java Inc.

We roast our own fair trade organic coffee for excellent specialty coffees or just the beans. We also offer breakfast all day, lunches and SMOOTHIES.

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Karma Coffee House

Enjoy the best Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino & treats around. Watch us roast. Year-round patio. Free WiFi. Photograph our antique gas pumps! Relax!

2458 Alberni Highway, Unit A, Coombs 250-248-7312 • www.karmacoffee.com

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Historical, charming 1912 mansion overlooking the golf course and the ocean with hotel rooms, casual fine dining and villa ownership. A beautiful place to visit or call home. • RELAXING GETAWAYS • INTIMATE WEDDINGS • MEETINGS • FAMILY RECEPTIONS • VILLA REVENUE POTENTIAL

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“Taste of Island”. Your seafood destination, Aioli is Parksville’s only Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, sustainable seafood, chowders and pasta. Flavors & aromas of India are brought to life by legendary Chefs Yaspal Singh & Narendra Dutta world renowned for their aromatic and flavorful dishes. From scratch baking, locally roasted organic coffee, wi-fi, full eat-in or take out menu. All-day breakfast. Trip advisor registered. Changing seasonally, the menu focuses on fresh regional ingredients utilizing the best BC has to offer. Casual dining with a gourmet view. Bistro 694 is an intimate, casual fine dining bistro with a sophisticated, urban flair. Global flavours, local ingredients! Rated #1 on TripAdvisor. The Black Goose Inn - Parksville’s only true British pub-style restaurant. Log fires & ocean views. 13 drafts & traditional food. Children welcome. Fresh West Coast Cuisine in an intimate fireside setting for couples and a relaxing yet friendly atmosphere for families of all ages. Sit down and relax, enjoy drinks or a great meal. Watch sports on one of four large TV’s. Beautiful views from our Patio. Public always welcome. Take-out café with homestyle cooking. Breakfast all day, homemade “car” burger and our famous “gunpowder” soup. Rest in our roadside courtyard and enjoy the view. Mexican inspired vegan food, fresh juices, and smoothies. Scratch made, gluten-free friendly, fast and fresh. Take-out or eat in. The place where it doesn’t matter who’s right. Your favourite restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think of us as three great places to eat all rolled in to one.. The place where it doesn’t matter who’s right. Your favourite restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think of us as three great places to eat all rolled in to one.. Micky J’s Restaurant overlooking the 18th green & Mt. Arrowsmith - the place for a beverage after your game, and we offer a wide variety of menu choices. Full Breakfast and Lunch, Homemade Desserts, Specialty Coffee and Tea, Free WiFi. Locally Owned and Operated with a commitment to Quality and Service. The Beach Club Resort’s Pacific Prime Steak and Chop Restaurant features a West Coast-inspired menu with the finest cuts of meat and local seafood. Call Panago for delicious delivery/takeout pizza that’s fresh and affordable! Try our quality salads, breadsticks, wings, and organic juices. A Qualicum tradition since 1924, The Shady Waterfront is where locals go for delicious hand-made meals featuring the regions finest local ingredients. Indulge your senses with bold, creative, fresh, local cuisine with a Mediteranean flair!

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Exotic spread of home-cooked Malaysian Chinese delights in a country setting. Featured in Where to Eat in Canada. Open 11 am-8:30 pm (Friday-Sunday).

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GOLFING

Reconnect with nature Golfing in Parksville Qualicum Beach is about taking time to do something for yourself and reconnecting with nature. Bring family and friends or come alone and team up with some locals. And because of our mild climate, local golf courses are open almost 365 days a year. Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club is set in the pristine Echo Valley, below the majestic Mount Arrowsmith in Lighthouse Country. This 18-hole, par 61 course can be played in about 3 and a half hours, but you may take a

bit longer if you get mezmerized by the view and passing wildlife. The course is equipped with a putting green, chipping green, practice sand bunker and a regulation length driving range. Micky J’s Restaurant and Lounge overlooks the 18th green, has a covered and heated outdoor patio and a variety of menu choices. Brigadoon Golf Course is located minutes from downtown Parksville, where the fairways have been carved out of second growth forest, preserving wildlife corridors >>> Continued Pg.41

QUALICUM BEACH COME FOR THE BEACH.

STAY FOR OUR CULTURE.

SATURDAY FARMERS’ MARKET | GRAND PRIX D’ART | BEACH DAY | TRIATHLON | ST. MARK’S FAIR | SHOW ‘N’ SHINE | FAMILY DAY | ECHO PLAYERS | OCEAN MILE SWIM | BARD 2 BROADWAY | MOONLIGHT MADNESS | UPTOWN SUMMER MARKET

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BRIGADOON GOLF COURSE

WELCOME TO BRIGADOON! We are a 9 hole executive course, right in the city of Parksville. Mature western red cedars and maples, large greens, and a fully stocked shop with snacks and refreshments await you. Come for a coffee and meet our friendly staff!

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club is a 9-hole course located between the sea and the town of Qualicum Beach with awe-inspiring views of the Georgia Strait and Mount Arrowsmith. The course is steeped in history, having opened in 1913, and is the fourth oldest in BC. Inside the clubhouse you can relax at Thalassa Restaurant and take in the panoramic views while sipping a cocktail and having a meal.

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good challenge. There is an indoor lesson facility open November though March and the golf course’s Grill on the Green is a West Coast-style log and timber building with plenty to drink and a good sized menu.

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort has incredible rustic charm, set in the outskirts of Qualicum Beach with grassy meadows and glassy lakes surrounded by a lush forest. The 18-hole, par 72 course has a golf academy and 20 acre practice facility. Pheasant’s Nest Restaurant & Lounge has an outdoor deck and pub-style menu.

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Year round Golfing ARROWSMITH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB • 18 Holes - Playable in 31/2 hours…

• Ask about our 10 game package of 18 hole passes and share with family or friends… • Full practice facilities… • Large, undulating greens… • Manicured fairways - Delightful scenery…

Located midway between Qualicum Beach and Bowser on Hwy. 19A. Watch for our large sign at Boorman Rd.

• Great food and beverage selection… • Fully licensed clubhouse...

2250 Fowler Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2A5 • 250 752-9727 • www.golfarrowsmith.com

PHEASANT GLEN GOLF RESORT

This par 72, 6900-yd. championship golf course offers a pleasant and enjoyable walk through nature for beginner golfers to professionals. Known for its lush fairways, fast greens & friendly staff, Pheasant Glen is also home to the Pheasant’s Nest restaurant offering a mix of pub style & west coast fare. 18 hole Green Fee: $69, Early Bird: $39, Twilight: $49 (after 2pm), Groups of 12 or more: $55 (includes bag of balls) Prices subject to taxes

1025 Qualicum Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1M5 • 1-877-407-4653 • www.pheasantglen.com

MORNINGSTAR GOLF CLUB

Morningstar combines all the beauty of nature and possesses a variety of tee boxes to provide an enjoyable challange to all golfers. We are fully equiped with grass tee driving range, 3 practice greens, bunker and chipping areas. Full service pro shop and an outstanding golf academy. The public is always welcome!

525 Lowry’s Road, Parksville, BC V9P 2R8 • 250 248-2244 • www.morningstargolf.com

QUALICUM BEACH

MEMORIAL GOLF CLUB

Celebrating 100 Years of Golf: 1913-2013 • One of BC’s most scenic 9-hole courses offering stunning views of Mount Arrowsmith and the Georgia Strait. • Thalassa Restaurant, situated in the clubhouse enjoys fabulous views of Georgia Strait, open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. • Enjoy a great golf experience at an affordable price. Twilight 9 holes — $20 (taxes incl.) • Conveniently located between the beach & downtown Qualicum Beach.

469 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G8 • 250 752-6312 • www.golfqualicum.ca www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca myPQB.ca

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Parksville’s Premiere LIVING & Event on the Beach! WORKING July 13 August 18, 2013

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

parksvillebeachfest.ca SCULPTING: July 13 & 14 GATES OPEN: July 13 at 2pm EXHIBITION: July 15 to August 18 Open 9am until 9pm

Quality Foods FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Saturday August 17, 2013

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HERE • Visitors to our area love the sandy beaches, quirky attractions and laid back atmosphere of Parksville Qualicum Beach, so consider relocating, starting up or investing in business here. • Our region offers many opportunities to serve the local market and broader market because of the proximity to abundant natural resources. Many other business owners choose the area because their physical location is not important to their business and they’ll get to benefit from our amazing quality of life. • The Parksville Qualicum Beach area is located in a Central position on Vancouver Island with easy vehicle access, as well as regional air travel and connections to Vancouver International Airport. BC Ferries offers a reliable schedule. • If you’re excited about bringing your own business to our area you can find affordable industrial and commercial space and land available for future development of commercial and residential buildings. The Parksville Industrial Park currently hosts high tech, manufacturing and major distribution companies. • And if your worried about staff listen to this: the projected growth in the core working age population will grow at a rate exceeding comparable communities in BC and there currently exists a well educated and diversified mix of skills among the working age population.

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Snip, Clip & SAVE Purchase a green fee & receive a FREE bucket of balls at the driving range.

Fairwinds Golf Club

3730 Fairwinds Dr., Nanoose, BC

1.888.781.2777 • fairwinds.ca Valid anytime in 2013. Not valid with any other offer. Value is $6.75.

Leave your enduring legacy on a masterpiece A unique art experience for all...”GO MONK HUNTING”... thousands track down this famous west coast artist MONK to paint on the front of an original MONK painting, then they put their dedication or wish on the back.

#151A Morison Ave, Downtown www.artbymonk.com Parksville, 250-228-6648 Everyone know it’s good luck to paint with MONK. Valid anytime in 2013

25% OFF Admission Buy 1 reg. admission for Steam Train or Steam Sawmill demo & recieve 25% off a 2nd admission of equal or lesser value. Resevations Recommended.

250-723-1376 alberniheritage.com

Valid anytime. Not valid with any other promotion.

or $100 Off Mini-Golf Bumper Boats

Paradise Adventure Golf 375 West Island Hwy, Parksville, BC

250-248-6612 • Look for the shoe Coupon cannot be used with other offers or special offers. Expires end of season 2013.

STAY & SAVE

Go Mobile: myPQB.ca

Check out our Specials to find great deals and packages throughout the year. Hotel stays can often be found for less than $89 and even more spectacular deals on multi-night getaways. Check www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com often as new attraction, dining, and accommodation specials are added almost daily.

A beautiful beach...

FAMILY FUN!

yes, it’s true But that’s not all we offer you... One-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and restaurants. Qualicum Beach: make new memories.

Bumper Boats complete with water cannons! Two 18 Hole Stunning Miniature Golf Courses Play day or night!

• Ice cream Parlour • Souvenir & Gift Shop • Redemption Games Pavilion • Full service RV Park on the beach

Tel: 250-248-6612 paradisefunpark.net 375 W. Island Hwy., Parksville, BC

VISITOR CENTRE:

VISITOR 250-752-9532 CENTRE: 250-752-9532 www.qualicum.bc.ca www.qualicum.bc.ca

www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Free Spirit Spheres, Lighthouse Country

Qualicum Beach

Resort on Qualicum Beach

Little Qualicum Falls Campground

Tigh-Na-Mara, Parksville

If you have visions of gazing out to sea... from your room and sinking your toes into the nearby sand, This is where we got we’re happy to help. Parksville Qualicum Beach offers engaged, looking out over more beachfront accommodation than any other of the beach while staying at Vancouver Island destination. Although Parksville Tigh-na-Mara Qualicum Beach offers a couple of hotel chain ~ Chuck Brady Vancouver, BC choices, most accommodation options are small and often owner operated. In this way you’ll get a real honest and authentic experience in our area. You can Qualicum Beach, a child size village, complete with often hear the waves crashing, the seals barking and tiny roads, mini-cars and businesses. the seagulls calling from your room. Bike, kayak, scooter, and board rentals are available If you’re looking for a waterfront resort escape, with around town to help you reconnect with nature at amenities like spas, pools, hot tubs, whirlpools and your own pace. And some of the lodgings loan out fitness centres at your fingertips, we can get you that this equipment free of charge. too. Parksville Qualicum Beach resorts are known for their world-class accommodation and luxurious If you’re looking for a real outdoor experience, make rooms, often equipped with fireplaces, kitchenettes your way to one of our campsite and RV parks. Some are situated on or steps from the beach, and others and top notch appliances. are next to our local rivers. There are lots of local packages to keep you active while you’re here, including winemakers dinners, Most of our accommodations are a short stroll to walk kayaking & exploring tours, and spa & cuisine pack- local trails, to watch the sun setting on the water, and to share a bite to eat at our friendly restaurants. ages. Let the kids create some of their own fond memories as they participate in enriching, educational yet fun activities, part of seasonal kids recreation programs at local resorts. Locals take their kids to the Lions Venture Land playground in Parksville year round. In the summer our kids play at Storybook Village in 46

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Area Accommodations VIP MOTEL

VANCOVER ISLAND PARKSVILLE Enjoy our “soundproof” rooms on our queen and king sized beds! • Continental Breakfast • Free Wireless Hi-speed Internet • New 32” LCD TVs • Full Kitchen or Air-conditioned • Pets welcome • Parking at your front door with big rooms 414 West Island Highway, Parksville BC V9P 1K8 • Close to all amenities 1-800-663-7300 • www.vipmotel.com • Laundromat, BBQ patio and lawn grounds

MADRONA BEACH RESORT

1145 Resort Drive, Parksville BC V9K 2E3

1-800-663-7302 www.madrona-resort.com

Nestled along the shores of spectacular Rathtrevor Beach, our family friendly resort features attractive fully appointed Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom vacation homes. All with stunning panoramic mountain & ocean views right from your private balcony or patio. Our 2 bedroom townhouses are just steps to the sand (full kitchen, 2 baths, fireplace, in suite laundry & BBQ). Open plan Studios & 1 bedroom condos are ideal for smaller families & couples (kitchen or kitchenette, some with fireplaces, patio/balcony). Amenities include, free WiFi, BBQ’s, Tennis Court, and Children’s Playground, walking trails and golf nearby.

The Quality Resort offers affordable beachfront accommodation with ocean views and delicious dining all in one great location. Each of our Oceanside rooms has a private balcony, inviting you to enjoy the breathtaking view. Combined with ample facilities like outdoor pool, racquet courts, free wi-fi and affordable rates, you simply can’t ask for better accommodation.

• Oceanview Rooms • Oceanview Dining • Outdoor Pool • Hot Tub • Fitness Facilities • Sports Pub • Meeting rooms, up to 200 people

QUALITY RESORT BAYSIDE, 240 Dogwood St., Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 1-800-663-4232 • www.qualityresortparksville.com myPQB.ca www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca

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Area Accommodations OCEAN SANDS RESORT

1165 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E2

1-877-733-5969 • oceansandsresort.ca PQBTA Ocean Sands.indd 1

Ocean Sands Resort is the ultimate family vacation destination! The one or two bedroom luxury condos are situated on four acres of beautiful oceanfront property overlooking Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville. • Spectacular Ocean and Mountain Views • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Gas Fireplaces • Heated Outdoor Pool • Hot Tub • Sauna • Coin Laundry • Playground • Monthly & Seasonal Rentals Available Enjoy the miles of sandy beach… Right at your doorstep!

TRAVELODGE PARKSVILLE

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A warm West Coast Welcome awaits you at the Travelodge Parksville. Relax and enjoy hospitality at its best, where our friendly, professional staff is committed to making your stay a memorable one. • Deluxe Continental Breakfast included • Indoor Pool • Hot Tub • Fitness Centre • Air-Conditioned • Free Wireless Internet 424 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 1K8 • Designated Pet Friendly Rooms • Corporate Rates & Senior Rates 1-800-661-3110 • Specializing in Small Meetings & Retreats www.travelodgeparksville.com PQBTA Travelodge.indd 1

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Situated on Craig Bay overlooking the Strait of Georgia, this luxury waterfront resort features 1, 2, & 3 bedroom fully-appointed vacation homes. Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort pampers you with in-suite features including top quality furnishings, soaker tubs, open and spacious kitchens, natural timber, stone, granite and stainless steel appliances. Our guest services and friendly approach will ensure that this resort experience is one you will want to repeat again and again. Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort offers comfort and relaxation while you get ready for your next Oceanside adventure. Call to get our best available rates! 1175 Resort Drive, Parksville BC V9P 2E3

1-877-977-8669 • www.sunriseridge.ca

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P A R K S V I L L E • VA N C O U V E R I S L A N D

STAY AND PLAY AT THE BEACH CLUB RESORT Featuring luxurious accommodation, fine dining and spectacular ocean and mountain views, join us at The Beach Club Resort for an incredible vacation experience.

THE

Where luxury meets the beach.

1-888-760-2008 www.beachclubbc.com www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca Docket Number: 7766

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Area Accommodations PARADISE SEA-SHELL MOTEL

Open year-round we offer affordable accommodations right beside Parksville’s safe, sandy beach and adjacent to Paradise Fun Park.

411 West Island Highway, Parksville BC V9P 1A1

1-877-377-3529

www.paradiseseashellmotel.com

• Affordable Rates, Central location, Great group rates • Complimentary continental breakfast featuring fresh daily baking • Modified kitchen available, plus two-room suites which sleep six, Close to several fi ne restaurants, Pets always welcome • Year-round golfing packages with Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club

SANDCASTLE INN

Convenient location: Short walk to all your needs – beach, restaurants, parks and mini golf, etc., Easy access to Tofino and Nanaimo. Well equipped facility: Quiet, clean, comfortable & cozy rooms. All rooms are air conditioned. First floor rooms have private patios • Kitchenettes available • Coin-op laundry • Meeting room • BBQ area. • Free wireless internet • Continental breakfast. Affordable rates for Senior, Group, Corporate, and CAA members. Weekly and monthly rates 374 West Island Highway, Parksville BC V9P 1K8 are available in value season. Heart warming 1-800-335-7263 • www.sandcastleinn.ca service from our staff.

OCEANSIDE HAVEN VACATION SUITE

Oceanfront 2 bedroom Suite with breathtaking views across the Strait of Georgia • Self-contained • Fully equipped kitchen • Washer/dryer • Gas fireplace • High speed WIFI • Cable TV Enjoy our easy beach access to explore the tide 4803 Ocean Trail, Deep Bay Bowser, BC V0R 1G0 pools and savour the sights of Eagles and Blue 1-888-757-2032 or (250) 757-2032 Heron’s nesting nearby. This is a smoke and pet free environment. www.oceansidehaven.com

SKYLITE MOTEL

As Parksville’s only Canada Select 3 star Motel we are committed to offering above average accommodations. When vacationing in the Oceanside area, consider the Skylite Motel for small town friendliness with knowledgeable staff to help plan your days.

1165 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E2 1-877-733-5969 • oceansandsresort.ca 50 50

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Continental breakfast • 32” LCD TV’s Wireless WiFi • Close to all amenities Air-conditioned rooms • Pets welcome Barbeque picnic area on site Short walk to the beach • Kitchenettes

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Area Accommodations SEAVIEW BEACH RESORT

Relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance that surrounds Seaview Beach Resort. Fully self contained cabins just foot-prints away from the shoreline. We offer daily & weekly getaways, all year-round.

2767 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C4 1-800-995-8285 • seaviewbeachresort.com

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Pets welcome September to June Communal fire-pit on the beach BBQs on your private deck Wireless internet, and cozy fireplaces Explore Vancouver Island with Seaview Beach Resort as your mid-Island home! Reserve early!

QUALICUM BAY RESORT

Our spectacular location overlooking Qualicum Bay is close to the area’s attractions, beaches and parks. Direct access to forestry land makes it ideal for hikers and the ATV enthusiasts. We offer: • Suites 1 & 2 bedroom (c/w kitchenette) • Campers’ cabins • RV sites and tenting areas • Restaurant and Store • 18 hole Disk Golf Course (PDGA approved) 5970 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay BC V9K 2E1 • 220’ Waterslide 1-800-663-6899 • www.resortbc.com Just come and enjoy our park.

LIGHTHOUSE MOTEL

Located in Qualicum Bay overlooking the Coastal Mountains & the Strait of Georgia. The perfect seaside location to relax & unwind from life’s stresses.

6035 West Island Hwy, 1-888-757-8765 •

MOTEL FEATURES: Oceanfront location • Comfortable well appointed units • Pillow top queen beds with fresh cotton linens • Complimentary Cable TV, HBO & new release DVDs • Flat screen TVs • Complimentary WiFi • Propane BBQ • Room amenities include fridge, kettle, coffee maker, coffee tea • Kitchen units available • Dog friendly Qualicum Bay BC V9K 2E1 & • Private seawall to enjoy morning coffee & evening lighthousemotel.com sunsets • Reasonable Rates

THE QUALICUM BEACH INN (Formerly the Old Dutch Inn) Located across from the spectacular main beach, the Qualicum Beach Inn has been a long-time institution for local residents and destination for vacationers. The The newly renovated and re-designed facility features ocean view rooms, restaurant, cocktail lounge, outdoor patio with 2690 Island Hwy West, Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1G8 a fireplace, indoor pool, sauna and 1-800-661-0199 • QualicumBeachInn.com conference room.

Qualicum Beach Inn

myPQB.ca www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca PQBTA Qualicum Beach Inn.indd 1

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Qualicum Beach

Area Accommodations SHOREWATER RESORT

OCEANCREST MOTEL

... MAKING MEMORIES ON THE BEACH. Featuring complete condominium units with amazing views.

Scenic ocean view, close to the beach, golf, shopping & dining 100% non-smoking, quiet, comfortable & A/C Free wireless internet Some units with kitchens Seniors rates available

3292 West Island Hwy, 3295 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C6 Qualicum Beach BC V9K 2C6 1-888-450-3811 • www.shorewaterresort.com 1-888-234-5661 • www.moteloceancrest.com

CAPTAIN’S INN

RIVERBEND RESORT

• Cozy cottages with fireplaces • Fully serviced RV sites with 50/30 amp sites • Close to golf, beach and shops • Laundromat & hot showers • Free Cable TV & WiFi • Free membership to gym • Camp in real comfort, stay in our Luxury Yurt!

On the beach in Qualicum Beach the CAPTAIN’S INN boasts 8 fully furnished suites ranging from bachelors to two bedroom suites. Enjoy free WiFi, docking stations, movie channels, down duvets & crisp linens, BBQs, outdoor firepit, games & much more. • Perfect for nightly stays, Family Reunions, Weddings, Culinary, Artistic group or Corporate retreats.

Open Year Round! Excellent rates! Monthly Winter Rates available!

1-924 Island Hwy, Parksville, V9P 1R6 1-800-701-3033 • www.riverbendresort.bc.ca

2795 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 2C4 250-752-6743 • www.thecaptainsinn.com

SAND PEBBLES INN

• Situated at the heart of a mile-long stretch of beach • Minutes away from golf, shopping and local attractions • Efficiency units available • Low Season Rates • Weekly and Monthly rates available from October 15th to May 15th 2767 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C4 • Ideally located for day-trips to the 1-877-556-2326 • www.spebbles.com West Coast and winter skiing trips. 52 52

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ACCOMMODATIONS Diamond boxes indicate available amenities

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Beach Acres Resort

259

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25-1051 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7309 • 250-248-3424 www.beachacresresort.com

Beach Club Resort

181 Beachside Drive, Parksville 1-888-760-2008 • 250-248-8999 www.beachclubbc.com

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Ocean Crest Motel

1165 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-877-733-5969 • 250-954-0662 www.oceansandsresort.ca

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The Beach Club Resort offers an unparalleled vacation experience. Enjoy luxurious accommodations and amenities including in-room dining, valet service.

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Spacious beachfront kitchen suites, full oceanview, wonderful location, private sandy beach, adult oriented. Daily, weekly, monthly, off-season rates.

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Sitting on the oceanfront of Qualicum Beach, Captains’ Inn boasts 8 fully furnished units (Bachelor, 1 & 2 Bedroom) all equipped with kitchens.

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B, I, K, L, P, WA*

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I, K, P

Qualicum’s newest hotel with luxurious rooms & villas, spectacular ocean and garden views, complimentary continental breakfast, Heritage Forest trails.

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B, I, K, P, WA*

Fully equipped 1 BR units. Reasonably priced. Monthly / Weekly rates. Clean, comfortable, convenient.

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Ocean front 2 bedroom town homes, studios & 1 bedroom condos on Rathtrevor Beach. All with stunning Ocean View. Free WiFi, tennis, playground. Specials.

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Located in Qualicum Beach directly across from a breathtaking public beach. Non-smoking rooms, in-room coffee, free WiFfi. Senior’s discount available.

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25% Spring Discount on weekly stays in our Two Bedroom Condos from April 1 - May 15. Third Night Free from April 1 - June 26.

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Bright, modern, family friendly condos. With full kitchens, washer/dryer, WIFI, hot tub, seasonal pool, fitness centre, best daily & monthly rates.

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E, H, I, K, L, P, WA*

Luxurious, well appointed 2 & 3 bedroom cottages within easy access to exceptional year round recreation. Indoor pool, full service spa & cafe on site.

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B, E, H, I, P, WA*

Beach Front 35 room Hotel with restaurant, pool, Sauna and whirlpool. Spectacular sunsets. Free wi-fi.

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B, E, H, Set among 15 acres of lush oceanfront property, luxurious I, K, L, & spacious suites feature jetted tubs, fireplaces, full WA* kitchens and private patios.

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2690 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-800-661-0199 • 250-752-6914 www.QualicumBeachInn.com

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

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Qualicum Bay Resort

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Paradise Sea Shell Motel

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3292 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-888-234-5661 • 250-752-5518 www.moteloceancrest.com

Ocean Sands Resort

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292 Crescent Road East, Qualicum Beach 1-800-378-6811 • 250-752-5776 www.crownmansion.com

1145 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7302 • 250-248-5503 www.madrona-resort.com

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3080 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-888-720-2272 • 250-752-4400 www.casagrandeinn.com

Madrona Beach Resort

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Casa Grande Inn

6035 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-888-757-8765 • 250-757-8765 www.lighthousemotel.com

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Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel

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Spectacular oceanview rooms & suites. Room with jacuzzi & gas fireplace. Kitchens & kitchenettes. Guest laundry. Wheelchair accessible & an elevator.

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Cozy lodging located beside Parksville’s gorgeous sandy beach. Walking distance to shops & restaurants. Stay & play Mini Golf Free. Great Family fun.

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I, K, L, P, WA*

Great family resort with water activities, playground, organized activities. Spectacular location overlooking ocean. RV, cottages, cabins & camping.

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Accommodation Features Spacious townhouses with panoramic oceanviews. 23 Acres of lush forest - Indoor pool! Right on the beach! 2 bedrooms, kitchens, wood or gas fireplaces.

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Buena Vista By the Sea Inn

Captains Inn Motel

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*Accessibility is indicated by accommodations & is not independently verified. Call to ensure facilities meet your needs.

Quick Look Amenities

B - Beach Front K - Kitchen Facilities E - Exercise Facilities L - Laundry Facilities H - Hot Tub P - Ask about Pets I - Internet Access S - Smoking Units WA* - Wheelchair Accessible

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Quality Resort Bayside

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240 Dogwood Street, Parksville 1-800-663-4232 • 250-248-8333 www.qualityresortparksville.com

Riverbend Resort Campground

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2767 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-877-556-2326 • 250-752-6974 www.spebbles.com 374 Island Highway West, Parksville 1-800-335-7263 • 250-248-2334 www.sandcastleinn.ca

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Westerlea Motel

3281 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-877-757-8682 • 250-752-9252 www.westerlea.com 54

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Cozy Oceanfront cottages, steps to a natural cobblestone beach, panoramic view of Georgia Strait, Self contained , “Your island home away from home”.

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Secluded, walk-on waterfront suites with clam/oyster picking from the shore. Kayak rentals. Centrally located for day trips. 16 golf courses w/in 1 hr.

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Enjoy one of Qualicum’s finest private beaches. Take long strolls on the beach, watch spectacular sunsets and sunrises right from your own patio.

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Parksville’s only Canada Select 3 star motel. Committed to above average accommodation. Continental breakfast. Wireless internet. Pets welcome.

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St. Andrews Lodge & Glenn Cottages feature roomy full housekeeping cottages. Cottages look out to sea and are well separated to give maximum privacy.

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Luxury resort with 1-3 bedroom fully furnished units with breathtaking ocean & mountain views. Full kitchen, living, dining area, Patio with BBQ.

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Nice Rooms, Great People! Beautiful 82 room hotel. Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast. All rooms have a fridge and microwave. Air conditioned.

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V.I.P. Motel in Parksville, B.C. is the best choice for business travelers and tourists with its convenience and value.

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B, E, H, Unique log accommodation, largest resort spa in BC, I, K, L, panoramic oceanviews, nestled in West Coast Forest P, WA* setting.

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424 Island Highway West, Parksville 1-800-661-3110 • 250-248-2232 www.travelodgeparksville.com 414 Island Highway West, Parksville 1-800-663-7300 • 250-248-3244 www.vipmotel.com

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Travelodge Parksville

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St. Andrews Lodge & Glenn Cottages

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7373 • 250-248-2072 www.tigh-na-mara.com

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BED & BREAKFAST

At Nautica Tigh B&B 2519 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 250-752-0084 www.atnauticatigh.com

Blueberry Fields B&B 2795 Grafton Avenue, Qualicum Beach 1-800-545-6846 • 250-752-4816 www.blueberryfieldsfarm.com

Cedar Song B&B and Cottage 1250 Stagdowne Road, Errington 1-888-249-4992 • 250-248-4992 www.cedarsongbnb.com

Charm of Qualicum, B&B 406 Cypress Road, Qualicum Beach 250-738-0907 www.charmofqualicum.com

Hillcrest House 350 Garrett Road, Qualicum Beach 1-877-752-7286 • 250-752-7286 www.hillcresthousebc.com

Inn The Estuary 2991 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay 250-741-4332 • 250-468-9983 www.InnTheEstuary.com

La Rosetta B&B 106 Hoylake Road East, Qualicum Beach 250-752-7227 www.larosetta.ca

Our Place Bed & Breakfast 1527 Madrona Drive, Nanoose Bay 250-468-9408 www.ourplace-bandb.com

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Tea Cozy Bed & Breakfast 923 View Road, Qualicum Beach 250-248-7811 • 250-752-0819 www.teacozybbqualicumbeach.com

Thyme Away B&B 2280 Matterson Road, Coombs 1-877-248-4494 • 250-248-9502 www.thymeaway.com

Whitley House B&B 478 Village Way, Qualicum Beach 250-240-1654 • 250-752-5811 www.whitleyhouse.com

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Ocean views, guest patio and garden area, clean , comfy rooms and beds, breakfast. Dedicated guest lounge. Stroll to beach, restaurants, trails, town.

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Breathtaking oceanside accommodations located directly beside a Federal wildlife reserve. Two new modern private self contained units. Full amenities.

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Beautiful cottage in heart of Qualicum Beach. Short walk to town or beach. Guestrooms feature en-suite bathroom, gas fireplace, garden patio.

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Spacious guest rooms in a contemporary style home. Beautiful artwork. Delicious full breakfasts with home baking. Beach access is only 100m away.

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A wonderful small farm retreat available to guests at reasonable rates. Enjoy the benefit of rural accommodation that includes an excellent breakfast.

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We invite you to come share our cottage style home with wonderfully comfortable beds and delicious breakfasts prepared by Hans, retired chef.

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Experience warm hospitality and gourmet breakfasts at this peaceful country retreat. Lovely rooms, air conditioning, private baths and comfy beds.

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Newly renovated, friendly and relaxed accommodation on 5 acres. Enjoy beautiful garden views from one of our many patios. Wander the grounds and forests.

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Beach Condo - Tanglewood #15 - 1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville 780-451-0746

Beach Log Home 6705 West Island Highway, Bowser 1-888-863-4455 • 250-757-8595 www.beachloghome.com

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Beautiful ocean view, 2 bathroom, ground floor condo backing on provincial park. A few steps across lawn to Rathtrevor Beach, BBQ, deck, laundry.

W $1,875

W $700 - $1,200 M $1,500 - $1,700

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Beachfront. Luxury 3 bdrm., 2 bath condo on fabulous Rathtrevor Beach, beside park. Warm, safe swimming, beach fires. Cathedral ceilings and skylights.

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Beach Haven at Tanglewood Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville 604-787-9771 • 250-468-9066

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Seameadows Farm Bed & Breakfast 2680 Nanoose Station Road, Nanoose Bay 1-887-736-9922 • 250-468-9922 www.seameadowsfarm.com

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www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca

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Secluded, private, oceanfront log home with clam/ oyster picking & fishing from shore. Canoe & kayaks incl. Centrally located. 16 golf courses nearby.

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Cedar Song B&B and Cottage

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Upscale 2 bedroom cottage. (1100 sqft.) Full kitchen, dishwasher, full bath, washer and dryer. Woodstove. Cable and Internet. BC-T approved.

292 Crescent Road East, Qualicum Beach 1-800-668-3622 - 250-951-1386

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1030 sq ft luxury condo. Short stroll to miles of sandy beach and the estate mansions of Judge’s Row. Walk to Qualicum Beach Village and golf.

EMR Vacation Rentals

N $129 - $299 N $249-$429 W $570 - $1,500 W $1,499 - $2,499 M $1,650 - $2,750

1250 Stagdowne Road, Errington 1-888-249-4992 • 250-248-4992 www.cedarsongbnb.com

Crown Mansion Villa by the Sea

1-866-800-8880 • 250-483-6790 www.emrvacationrentals.com

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Tastefully furnished English Country Cottage-style rancher suitable for mature, non-smoking adults.

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Hummingbird Haven Qualicum Beach 1-866-592-6483 • 250-592-6483 www.hummingbird-haven.com

Inn The Estuary 2991 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay 250-741-4332 • 250-468-9983 www.InnTheEstuary.com

Life’s the Beach Vacation Rentals

McAllister House

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Morning-Glory Cottage 121-1080 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-877-938-4887 • 250-752-2218 www.morning-glorycottage.ca

Morning-Glory Guest House 108 - 1080 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-877-938-4887 • 250-752-2218 www.morning-glory.ca

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Vancouver Island Vacation Homes 364 Aldous Road, Qualicum Beach 1-888-951-4077 • 250-752-3326 www.vivacations.ca

Westhill Estates Suites 1015 McLean Road, Qualicum Beach 250-594-8888 www.westhillestates.com

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Close to Rathtrevor Beach Park this beautifully decorated two bedroom cottage has all the amenities that you need for short term or long stays.

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This quiet Oceanfront vacation suite is nestled in a beautiful, peaceful corner of Deep Bay. It is selfcontained with two bedrooms and beach access.

N $105 - $110 W $500 - $600 M $1,300 - $1,550

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This charming, very private 3-bdrm home, situated on 2 acres above the pristine and unspoiled sandy beaches of Qualicum, offers unparalleled scenery. Close to Rathtrevor Beach, this cottage offers all the comforts of home with a pool, hot tub and exercise room as well as close proximity to 3 spas!

N $110 - $210 W $600 - $1,400 M $1,550 - $5,580

N $220 - $350 N $150 - $290 W $1,400 - $2,400 W $800 - $1,600 M $1,600 - $4,800 M $1,200 - $2,000

Near beach, fully furnished, private homes, 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms, kitchen, laundry, some with yards, patios w/BBQ, Special monthly rates and pets accepted.

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Tanglewood Beachfront Getaway #11 - 1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville 403-257-0443 www.tanglewoodgetaway.com

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Tanglewood Beach House 1059 Tanglewood Place, Parksville 780-819-8440 www.tanglewoodbeachhouse.com

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Tanglewood 17 1065 Tanglewood Place No. 17, Parksville 1-604-929-8070 www.rathtrevorbeachrental.com

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Qualicum Beach House 3267 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 250-752-1408 www.qualicumbeachhouse.com

Breathtaking oceanside accommodations located

N $175 - $275 N $275 - $375 W $1,850 - $2,350 W $950 - $1,350 M $6,800 - $9,800 M $1,800 - $3,800

469 West Crescent Road, Qualicum Beach 604-790-9091 • 604-643-7039 www.mcallisterhouse.ca

4803 Ocean Trail, Deep Bay, Bowser 1-888-757-2032 • 250-757-2032 www.oceansidehaven.com

M $1,200

N $179 - $399 N $99 - $299 W $990 - $2,990 W $399 - $1,990 M $4,900 - $12,000 M $990 - $2,900

27102-772 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria 1-877-232-2490 • 250-590-2461 www.lifesthebeach.com

Oceanside Haven Vacation Suite

M $1,800

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Imagine walking out of your bedroom right onto the beach. Choose from a small studio for 2 to large family suites accommodation 6 people.

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Just steps onto the gorgeous Rathtrevor beach, 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom fully equipped condo with beautiful views of the beach and Provincial Park.

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This spacious vacation home backs onto an old growth forest and enjoys private access to Rathtrevor Beach. An amazing location for a great holiday.

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Luxury two bedroom, two bathroom beachfront condominium on Rathtrevor Beach, in Parksville, BC. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen.

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Vancouver Island Vacation Homes the premier vacation property management company for Parksville and Qualicum Beach areas. Turning dreams into reality.

3 4 8 F, I

Self-contained units (up to 2-bedrooms), private entrances, full kitchens, two-acre country retreat, 15-minute drive from town, beach and attractions.

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Big Tent RV Park & Family Campground

745 East Island Highway, Parksville 250-248-6249 • www.bigtentrvcamping.ca

Park Sands Beach Resort

105 East Island Highway, Parksville 1-877-873-1600 • 250-248-3171 www.parksands.com

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Riverbend Resort Campground

1-924 East Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-701-3033 • 250-248-3134 www.riverbendresort.bc.ca

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Surfside RV Resort

200 North Corfield Street, Parksville 1-866-642-2001 • 250-248-9713 www.surfside.bc.ca

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H, L, LTR, Great family resort with water activities, playground, P, PG, organized activities. Spectacular location overlooking SD, ST ocean. RV, cottages, cabins & camping. SW H, L, LTR, P, PG, SD

Park-like setting along Englishman River. Full service RV sites, tenting, flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, playground, monthly rates available.

H, L, LTR, Family resort bordering Little Qualicum River. Giant P, PG, water-slide, two heated outdoor pools in season, 18 hole SD, ST mini-golf, full kitchen cabins, campsites. SW H, L, LTR, P, SD, SW

Spectacular oceanfront RV membership resort. Clubhouse, pool & hot tub. Close to town, services, restaurants. Walk-on beachfront.

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A secluded haven on 13.3 acres, nestled into the backwoods of Errington. Just minutes away from beautiful Englishman River Falls Provincial Park.

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Park Sands is a quiet, family oriented RV Park. Situated on the sandy shores of Parksville Bay, beside a large playground and water spray park, Park Sands is the ideal summer getaway for young families. It’s easy to keep kids occupied here, and shopping and services are all close by! During the off-season, escape for a little R&R, walk the beach, share time with friends and watch the sunset over the water. In the Spring, watch thousands of migrating birds feeding in the Bay. Come to Park Sands, 105 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P 2G4 Box 179 relax, and find out why people come back year 1-877-873-1600 • www.parksands.com after year.

SURFSIDE RV RESORT

200 North Corfield Street, Parksville BC 1-866-642-2001 • www.surfside.bc.ca www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca myPQB.ca

Spectacular oceanfront RV membership resort with clubhouse, pool and hot tub. Members enjoy the security and privacy of a gated community surrounded by natural beauty within walking distance to Parksville’s commercial centre, restaurants and shops. Visitors with full hook-up RVs are welcome year round. Come and enjoy our oceanfront clubhouse, sun deck, pool and spa! Walk the beach, cycle to town, play tennis, volleyball or horseshoes. Watch the eagles and shore birds. Or just relax, soak up the sunshine, feel the sea breezes and listen to the sounds of the ocean. 57

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Attractions

Attractions

Alberni Pacific Railway

Deep Bay Marine Field Station, VIU

3100 Kingsway Avenue, Port Alberni 250-723-1376 • www.alberniheritage.com The Alberni Pacific Railway is the perfect way to spend a fun-filled day with the entire family.  For more information visit www.AlberniHeritage.com.

370 Crome Point Road, Deep Bay 250-740-6398 • www.viu.ca/deepbay Come visit the Deep Bay Marine Field Station! A unique green VIU research facility with interactive displays, aquariums, touch tanks, & walking trails.

North Island Wildlife Recovery Association 1240 Leffler Road, Errington • 250-248-8534 www.niwra.org Nestled in Errington, a beautifully landscaped spot for humans and animals alike. A wildlife experience not to miss! Eagles, bears, owls and more.

Echo Players Society Community Theatre Horne Lake Cave Tours & Adventure Camp Oceanside Place Arena (RDN) 110 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach 250-752-3522 • www.echoplayers.ca A society of volunteers bringing live theatre to Oceanside and beyond.

Monk Art Gallery & Studio - Downtown Parksville 151A Morison Avenue, Parksville 250-248-8189 • www.artbymonk.com Leave your legacy, come paint on MONK’S famous paintings that are sold worldwide. A UNIQUE ART EXPERIENCE for all ages.

The Old School House Arts Centre

3905 Horne Lake Caves Road, Horne Lake 250-248-7829 • www.hornelake.com Voted “Best Natural Outdoor Site in BC”. Guided cavern tours from mild to wild. Also try Rock Rappelling or visit new cave theatre and museum on-site.

830 West Island Highway, Parksville 1-888-828-2069 • 250-248-3252 www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation Public skates, special events, lessons and camps offered year round. View public skate times online.

Karma Coffee House

250-248-3667 • www.rainforestnaturehikes.com Vancouver Island professionally guided year round nature, sightseeing & wine tours. Small group, custom & conference group. Easy for all ages.

Unit A 2458 Alberni Highway, Coombs 250-248-7312 • www.karmacoffee.com Watch us roast. Sample our blends. Take a tour. Enjoy the best espresso, Latte, Cappuccino & treats around. Photograph our antique gas pumps. WiFi.

122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach 250-752-6133 • www.theoldschoolhouse.org A heritage building that is home to galleries, gift Little Qualicum Cheeseworks shop, concerts and classes. Watch artists practice 403 Lowry’s Road, Parksville their craft: painting, pottery and jewellery. 1-877-248-4353 • 250-954-3931 www.cheeseworks.ca Town of Qualicum Beach 301 - 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach Find us at Morningstar Farm and sample our artisan cheeses, visit with the animals, 250-752-6921 • www.qualicumbeach.com browse our Farmgate store and check out We welcome thousands of visitors each MooBerry Winery. year to our charming Town who come to enjoy our beach, golf greens, mountains and Milner Gardens & Woodland annual arts and culture events. 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 250-752-6153 • www.milnergardens.org Attractions There’s nowhere else quite like Milner – a Alberni Pacific Railway beautiful public retreat where a historic 3100 Kingsway Avenue, Port Alberni estate and wild garden are buffered from the 250-723-1376 • www.alberniheritage.com rest of the world. The Alberni Pacific Railway is the perfect way to spend a fun-filled day with the entire MONK Art Gallery & Studio - Rathtrevor Beach Studio family.  For more information visit www. #5-1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville AlberniHeritage.com. 250-228-6648 • www.artbymonk.com Leave your legacy, come paint on MONK’S famous paintings that are sold worldwide. A Unique art experience for all ages.

Nature Mini Golf & Waterslides @ Riverside Resort 3506 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-877-450-2211 • 250-752-9544 www.MyRiversideResort.com Family resort bordering Little Qualicum River. Giant waterslide, two heated outdoor pools in season, 18 hole mini-golf, full kitchen cabins,campsites.

Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours

Paradise Fun Park 375 West Island Highway, Parksville 250-248-6612 • 1-866-325-1874 www.paradisefunpark.net Two World Famous Mini-Golf courses, Bumper Boats, Games Pavilion, Cafe, Icecream and Gift Shop. Stay & play at Paradise Motel & RV Park, ocean view.

Qualicum Beach Museum 587 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach 250-752-5533 • www.qbmuseum.net Come and discover our extensive Paleontology Collection and Social History exhibits featuring Qualicum’s early Pioneers and First Nations Culture.

Ravensong Aquatic Centre (RDN) 737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach 1-888-828-2069 • 250-752-5014 www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation An award-winning facility with a 25-metre main pool, whirl pool, leisure pool, dry sauna & steam room. View public swim times online.

Riptide Adventure Mini-Golf 1000 Resort Drive, Parksville 250-248-8290 • www.riptidelagoon.com Parksville’s newest mini golf adventure park. Enjoy 2 exciting 18 hole mini golf courses or test your driving skills on our new laser tag bumper cars.

Tiger Lily Farm 1692 Errington Road, Errington 250-248-2408 • www.tigerlilyfarm.ca Spend quality time on the farm, milk a goat, collect the eggs, take a pony Ride and more Enjoy the great outdoors by horseback on a trail ride.

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Events / Festivals

Legal / Financial Services

Arbutus Meadows Event and Equestrian Centre

Renae Marshall, Investment Advisor

1515 East Island Highway, Nanoose Bay 250-951-1378 • www.arbutusmeadows.com

ALL EMPLOYMENT Coombs Fair 1014 Ford Road, Coombs SERVICES ARE FREE, EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 250-752-9757 • www.coombsfair.com

August 10-11. Come join us for our Centennial Fair.

110-198 East Island Hwy Parksville

250-248-3205

www.careercentre.org

Cinderella’s Office Cleaning 250-248-8540 Husband and Wife team available to provide office cleaning services. Locally owned and operated since 1998. Licenced and insured. References available.

Lighthouse Country Business Association Bowser • 250-757-8442 www.lighthousecountry.ca The LCBA promotes Lighthouse Country and advances the interests and prosperity of its 130 plus members via a local directory, signage and its website.

Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre 1275 East Island Highway, Parksville 250-248-3613 • www.parksvillechamber.com

Parksville Downtown Business Association 201 - 177 Weld Street, Parksville 250-248-8079 • www.parksvilledowntown.ca Our website features a directory of all downtown shops, services, restaurants, and events. Parksville Downtown - For every season; for every reason.

Liquor Store

International Labyrinth Conference 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville 607-387-5863 • www.labyrinthsociety.org Sept. 17-21, 15th Annual TLS Gathering “Labyrinths for Global Healing, Landscapes for the Soul” at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort. Public of all ages welcome.

Parksville Beach Festival Parksville Community Beach 250-951-2678 • www.parksvillebeachfest.ca Come and see Parksville’s premiere event on the beach: The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, July 13 - August 18.

Farms / Markets Silver Meadows Farm Market 1019 Errington Road, Errington 250-248-4450 Seasonal produce, baked goods, ice-cream and a wide variety of farm products.

Errington Farmers Market 1390 Errington Road, Errington • 250-954-2922 www.erringtonfarmersmarket.ca Saturdays, May to Sept., 10 am - 1 pm at the Errington Community Park. Find produce, artisan wares, live music and food. www.erringtonfarmersmarket.ca

Laundromats / Dry Cleaning Suds & Duds Laundromat

3-291 East Island Highway, Parksville Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce 250-248-5152 • sudsanddudslaundromat@shaw.ca Self serve (we will help) or drop off service 124 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach ( wash, dry, fold ) 8 am to 8 pm Mon - Fri, 250-752-0960 • www.qualicum.bc.ca 8 am to 6 pm Sat/Sun across from Thrifty’s. Business services to support our 250+ members with a focus on community growth Legal / Financial Services and sustainability. Looking to find a business or service, we can help.

Gillian Falk

Town of Qualicum Beach 301 - 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach 250-752-6921 • www.qualicumbeach.com We welcome thousands of visitors each year to our charming Town who come to enjoy our beach, golf greens, mountains and annual arts and culture events.

Mid Vancouver Island • 250-228-0727 www.financialfuturenow.com I am committed to helping my clients achieve and exceed their financial and retirement goals. Give me a call and I will tell you how.

Mortgage Expert

MAKING

mortgages easy

REALLY EASY! 250-716-1930 gillians@shaw.ca

www.gillianmortgageexpert.ca www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca

Open Daily 9am~11pm 240 Dogwood St., Parksville, BC 250-248-6864

Ocean Liquor Store 491 East Island Highway, Parksville 250-586-2890 Ocean Liquor offers great store pricing on all products 365days/yr. We have NO extra “COLD” charge and an amazing craft beer selection. Check us out.

Shady Liquor Store 3109 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 250-752-9116 • www.shadyrest.ca Shady Liquor Store, where friendly service and a wide selection of cold beer, wine, ciders, coolers and spirits are in one convenient location.

Meetings / Conferences Beach Club Resort 181 Beachside Drive, Parksville 1-888-760-2008 • 250-248-8999 www.beachclubbc.com State of the art conference and meeting facilities, the ideal venue for memorable banquets, effective meetings and beautiful weddings.

Deep Bay Marine Field Station, VIU 370 Crome Point Road, Bowser 250-740-6398 • www.viu.ca/deepbay Unique green facilities. Spacious and welcoming surroundings. Panoramic coastal views. Customized environments. In-house catering. Audio/visual System.

Oceanside Place Arena (RDN) 830 West Island Highway, Parksville 1-888-828-2069 • 250-248-3252 www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation More than an ice rink! A great place to host a conference, trade show or tournament. Dry floor options available. 59

2013 BUSINESS DIRECTORY Meetings / Conferences

Places of Worship

Real Estate / Relocation

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

St. Anne & St. Edmund Anglican Church

1-1600 Stroulger Road, Nanoose Bay 1-866-468-7121 • 250-468-7121 www.pacific-shores.com Small and large venue options are complemented by 15 acres of incredible botanical gardens and magnificent woodland trails with views of the ocean.

407 Wembley Road, Parksville 250-248-3114 Come to worship at 10 am Sundays in St. Edmund’s and visit St. Anne’s, our pioneer log church built 1894.

St. Columba Presbyterian Church

PARKSVILLE, QUALICUM BEACH & AREA

... the best place to live on earth!

Anchor Realty

921 Wembley Road, Parksville

113 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach 1-800-668-3622 250-752-2466

Parksville Community & Conference Centre 250-248-2348 • stcolumba@shaw.ca 132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville 250-248-6234 • www.parksvillecentre.com The Parksville Community & Conference Centre (PCCC) is one of the largest meeting facilities in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region.

Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach 250-752-1992 www.qualicumbeach.com/civic

Quality Resort Bayside 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville 1-800-663-4232 • 250-248-8333 www.qualityresortparksville.com Meet with success. Personal service, meeting facilities for up to 200, great food and a waterfront setting. All this and affordable rates.

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort 1175 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-877-977-8669 • 250-248-4674 www.sunriseridge.ca Sunrise Ridge possesses some of the most exceptional and functional meeting space in the Parksville area.

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7373 • 250-248-2072 www.tigh-na-mara.com 192 beautifully appointed accommodation units set in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean, the perfect location year-round for your next group meeting.

Places of Worship Arbutus Grove Church 170 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville 250-248-6474 • www.arbutusgrove.org Reverend Jack VanHolst 10:00 AM Worship plus Sunday school “The Little Church With A Big Heart”

Jericho Road in the Salvation Army Church on the Alberni Highway, Parksville • 250-248-1205 www.jerichoroad-church.com We’re a relaxed contemporary community discovering together the reality of God and His healing presence Sunday 6:30 PM in the Salvation Army Church. 60

www.stcolumbaparksville.bc.ca We are committed to being a loving, caring, sharing community of faith, welcoming all to our traditional but informal 10.30 am services.

St. Stephen’s United Church 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach 250-752-9831 • www.ststephensucqualicum.ca “The Mission of St. Stephen’s United Church is to follow Jesus Christ.” Contemporary & Traditional Services. Multiple Ministries. Everyone Welcome.

www.remaxanchor.ca

RE/MAX First Realty 101-897 West Island Highway, Parksville 1-888-243-1071 • 250-248-1071 www.remax-first-bc.ca A dedicated team of professional REALTORS® committed to results and putting our customers first.

Royal LePage Parksville Qualicum Visit: ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com Beach Realty For more information & things to see and do

Real Estate / Relocation

Cindy Riera

127 Alberni Highway, Parksville 1-800-224-5906 • 1-800-224-5838 www.parksvillerealestate.com We are Number One in listings and in sales. We’re proud of that.

Successfully Serving Our Oceanside Communities for over 20 years.

Anchor Realty

Cindy Riera

Rudi Widdershoven teamW at RE/MAX First Realty

We treat you the way you want to be

Independantly Owned and Operated

Cell: 250.951.1386 TF: 1.800.668.3622

www.pq-realestate.com 113 West 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T5 treated. Helpful, honest, variety of Cell: 250.951.1386 local knowledge, est. 1989. TF:1.800.668.3622

www.pq-realestate.com

Life Time Achievement

113 West 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach. BC V9K 1T5

#101-897 West Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2E9

Choose Wisely... Connect with Rudi www.teamw.ca/welcome team@teamw.ca 1-888-243-1071 • 250-248-1071 101 – 897 Island Hwy W, Parksville

Experience with Integrity

First Realty

Independantly Owned and Operated

Marc LaCouvee, RE/MAX Anchor Realty 113 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach 250-228-3428 • www.LaCouveeHomes.com Marc is one of a small number of accredited Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®) and Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR®) in our region.

#101 - 897 West Island Highway Parksville, BC

1.888.243.1071 • Cell. 250.951.7048

www.viviensears.ca

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2013 BUSINESS DIRECTORY Shopping

Shopping

Shopping

And Tiger Two

Island Traders New and Used

Thrifty Foods

138 Middleton Avenue, Parksville 250-954-0051 www.facebook.com/AndTigerTwo Children’s consignment store, season appropriate clothing all year round, quality items, and good prices. Child friendly.

115 Craig Street, Parksville 250-248-8344 We buy, sell and trade items of all kinds.

280 East Island Highway, Parksville 250-248-8823 • www.thriftyfoods.com

Lady’s Mantle Boutique

4-287 Martindale Road, Parksville 1-877-248-4664 • 250-248-4664 www.parksvillefloors.com

2-102 East Island Highway, Parksville 1-866-248-7707 • 250-248-1155 www.blossomsnsuch.net Area’s Premier Florist for all occasions, everyday & events. Plus Ted Jolda Glass, Rogers’ Chocolates and unique gifts.

Not your Average Consignment Shop Bowser

Coombs

778-424-1000 250-586-7779

Both locations open 10-5, Tuesday-Sunday Summer 7 days/week

Life Support - Assisted Living Systems 192 West Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-224-8662 • 250-954-0309 www.lifesupportstore.com We rent, sell & service home health care & medical equipment. Scooter, walkers, wheelchairs, bath equipment & more.

Oceanside Clothing Company 4-160 Corfield Street, Parksville 250-248-2585 Clothes to live in, work in & play in.

Quality Foods - Parksville 319 A East Island Highway, Parksville 250-954-2262 • www.qualityfoods.com

Quality Foods

705 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach 250-752-9281 • www.qualityfoods.com 174 Corfield Street, Parksville • 250-248-3781 Hot ready-to-serve foods, full service grocery www.closetoyou.ca market. Visit Quality Foods in Parksville & Ladies fashion & lingerie ranging in sizes Nanoose Bay too! 32-48, A-GG.

Close to You Ladies Fashion

Coastal Style Qualicum (Smithfords) 164 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach 250-752-3400 • www.smithfords.com Coastal Style Smithfords with the cats on the fence, West Coast Style to Furnish your Home, Brighten Your Garden, Treat Your Friends, Pamper Yourself.

French Creek Seafood 1097 Lee Road, Parksville • 250-248-7100 www.frenchcreekseafoods.com Fantastic selection of fresh seafood available 7 days a week at the French Creek Marina in Parksville.

Saheli Boutique

124 Alberni Highway, Parksville 250-586-2228 Handbags, ladies fashions, jewellery, fashion accessories & home decor

Sexessories 255B East Island Highway, Parksville 250-248-7369 • www.sexessories.net Let one of Sexessories “sexperts” help complete your romantic getaway. From romantic to erotic, racy to exotic we have something for everyone... naughty.

Spa / Health / Wellness Aquaterre Spa at Pacific Shores #1 - 1600 Stroulger Road, Nanoose Bay 1-888-441-4442 • 250-468-2404 www.aquaterre.net

Genesis Boxing and Fitness Unit 12, 425 Stanford Avenue, Parksville 250-248-5511 www.genesisboxingandfitness.com Offering Boxercise, Cross Training, Weight Training, Brand New Cardio Equipment, Personal Training and Nutrition Plans. Specializing in Team Training.

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7373 • 250-248-1838 www.grottospa.com As the largest spa in BC, the Grotto provides an oasis to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

hotncoolyogaclub.com

Blossoms ‘n Such

716 East Island Highway, Parksville 250-586-3800 • www.ladysmantle.ca One Stop Fun Shopping Guaranteed. Elegantly designed shop with hand selected items for the Trendy, Chic Fashionista that will not break your budget.

United Carpet

250-586-4202

2A-1209 E. Island Hwy, Parksville 1-675 Fir Street, Qualicum Beach

Stonewater Spa & Salon

181 Beachside Drive, Parksville 1-877-947-7727 • 250-947-2123 Shades of Green www.stonewaterspa.ca 117 Craig Street, Parksville • 250-248-2501 Come and rejuvenate your body and soul. Infinity Gifts for your soul www.shadesofgreenmindbodyhome.com 124 Craig Street, Parksville Earth friendly products and clothing for the This oceanside intimate spa setting will help 250-586-6449 whole family. Check out our website and find you abandon your cares. Our personal goal is your relaxation. New age gifts for your body, mind, spirit & soul. us on Facebook.

Milner Gardens

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca

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2013 BUSINESS DIRECTORY Tours / Rentals

Transportation

Adventuress Sea Kayaking 889 Little Mountain Road, Parksville 1-866-955-6702 • 250-755-6702 www.adventuress.ca Come kayak wild & beautiful Vancouver Island! Wildlife tours, lessons & rentals. Families welcome, no experience necessary. Everyday an adventure!

Oceanside Skimboarding Beach Culture 164 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach 250-752-4300 • www.smithfords.com Oceanside Skim BC promotes flatland skimboarding, we sell & hire boards, provide lessons, a camp, and hold the OSBC Skim Competition in July. Excellent fun.

Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours

250-248-3667 rainforestnaturehikes.com

Easy for all ages. Small group, custom and conference group tours.

Experience natural wonders of professionally guided year-round nature, sightseeing and wine tours.

Transportation Comox Valley Airport 1250 Knight Road, Comox 250-890-0829 • www.comoxairport.com Only one hour from Parksville. Daily flights to/ from: Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Fly direct with YQQ. No ferries, no crowds, no hassles!

KD Air Corporation Qualicum Beach Airport 1000 Ravensbourne Lane, Qualicum Beach 1-800-665-4244, 250-752-5884 www.kdair.com Daily scheduled flights to & from Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Texada Island. Charter services & scenic tours make for unforgettable experiences.

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Pre-booked personalized, safe, reliable and “on time” door-to-door transportation in the central Vancouver Island area.

Airports, Ferries, Float Planes, Island Tours, Charters and more.

www.islandchauffeur.com islandchauffeur@telus.net

Call local: 250-954-9694 Toll free: 1-877-954-9694

Limo Ride Co Nanoose Bay • 250-741-7886 www.limorideco.com Where Getting there is half the fun! 10 passenger tuxedo limousine. Weddings, graduation, social events, corporate affairs, ferries and airport transportation.

Nanaimo Airport 3350 Spitfire Road, Cassidy 250-245-2157 • www.nanaimoairport.com Hassle-free travel starts with the Nanaimo Airport (YCD). Conveniently located just 40 km from Parksville, with frequent flights from Vancouver.

For cycling routes, info and where to ride in the area check out:

www.oceansidecyclingcoalition.ca There are maps for: Top Bridge Regional Trail Englishman River Regional Park Parksville Community Park to Rathrevor Park City of Parksville Bike Network Plan Using the PQ Links Trail Parksville to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Qualicum Beach to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Town Of Qualicum Beach Trails Qualicum Beach Middle School Trail Lighthouse Country Regional Trail Bike For Your Life Routes

Orca Airways at Qualicum Beach Airport - 1000 Ravensbourne Lane, Qualicum Beach 1-888-359-6722 • www.flyorcaair.com Offering daily scheduled flights between Vancouver, Victoria, Parksville, Abbotsford, Tofino, Ucluelet & Qualicum Beach. Experience the Orca Air difference.

Website / Graphic Design Quokka Systems Consulting Ltd. 232 - 1857 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver 1-866-222-8898 • 604-644-6796 www.quokkasystems.com Make sure prospective clients find your web site! Book that revenue! Quokka Systems provides www.TravelInBC.com to generate excellent prospects.

Regional Trail

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2013 Festivals & Events February • • • •

Dog Dayz Of Winter Milner Garden Opening Seedy Saturday Parksville Uncorked Food & Wine Festival

March • Brant Wildlife Festival • Milner Gardens Early Spring Opening

April • Brant Wildlife Festival • Oceanside Garden Show • Rotary Qualicum Beach Wine Festival • Milner Gardens & Woodland Spring Plant Sale

May • Farmers Markets begin • Rhododendron Days • Mt. Arrowsmith RhododendronSociety Garden Tour • Qualicum Beach Family Day • Qualicum Museum Summer Season Opening

• Music in the Garden • Parksville Lions International Kite Festival • 26th Annual QF Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition • Lighthouse Country Bluegrass Festival • Uptown Summer Market (July-Aug.)

August • Oceanside Overdrive Car Show • Coombs Fair • 21st Annual Kidfest • Jazz in the Garden • Volleybash • Qualicum Beach Ocean Mile Swim

September • Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild 21st Anniversary Celebration

October • Milner Faces in the Forest • Foster Park Pumpkin Walk

November • Christmas Craft Fair Explosion • Moonlight Madness

December • Christmas in the Village • Milner Christmas Magic

Coombs Fair Join us for our Centennial Fair

AUGUST 10 & 11

June • Fathers Day Seaside Cruizers Show & Shine • North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre Family Day • Qualicum Beach Triathlon • Summer by the Sea Street Market (June-Aug.)

• Bubbles on the Beach • Harvest of Music Festival • International Labyrinth Conference at Tigh-NaMara Seaside Resort • Lighthouse Community Country Fall Fair • Milner Gardens & Woodland Fall Plant Sale • Qualicum Beach Museum’s Children’s Museum Day

1014 Ford Road Coombs

www.coombsfair.com info 250-752-9757

July • Canada Day Parade and Fireworks • Coombs Bluegrass Festival • Qualicum Beach Beach Day • Oceanside Skim BC Competition • Grand Prix d’Art • St. Mark’s Fair • Art & Photography in the Garden

SEE OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR AT

A SHOW PARK FOR ALL OCCASIONS Island Classic ~ July 11-14

For all event information go to:

www.arbutusmeadows.com

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For every reason. Full-On Fun ParksvilleDowntown.ca


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