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Facebook Travel Tips Winners

As you page through the 2012 Parksville and Qualicum Beach Travel & Leisure Guide you will notice each section features an introduction from Reb Stevenson.

Marilynn Bottomley of Kelowna, BC, won the randomly drawn Travel Tip Grand Prize of two nights stay and spa at the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort with this entry: “Plan to spend at least a week, using Parksville/ Qualicum Beach as your base while exploring this great part of Vancouver Island!”

Reb Stevenson blogs and makes videos for Canada.com. She probably ought to be objective, but when you grow up in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, it’s hard not to play favourites. Reb, who continues to visit on a regular basis to top-up her relationship with the beach and gossip with the seagulls, wrote the introductions for each section in this guide. We received an impressive number of entries for our second annual Travel Tips contest held last Fall. Thanks to everyone who shared their tips and photos!

Michelle Anderson of Qualicum Beach won the Photo Grand Prize draw of two nights stay at The Beach Club Resort with this entry:

Where in the world is Oceanside? While you flip through this guide and travel in the central Vancouver Island region, you are bound to see reference to a place called “Oceanside”. Although you won’t find Oceanside on any maps, this is the name local Islanders often call the charming collection of communities that includes Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, French Creek, Lighthouse Country (Qualicum Bay, Bowser, Deep Bay), and Arrowsmith Coombs Country (Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Whisky Creek). Photo: Shannon Russell

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Oceanside Online and Beyond

It would be impossible for us to print details in this guide for all the events, activities, attractions, and deals to be had in the Parksville & Qualicum Beach region. Enter the wonderful world of internet and mobile phones!

myPQB.ca Visit our mobile website and download our App to help you explore and plan your activities in Parksville & Qualicum Beach. Find what’s nearby, get directions, maps, activity ideas and a list of events happening right now! Research restaurants, where to stay, and get great deals while you’re at it. Everything you need to know about the Parksville & Qualicum Beach region is in your hands all on your smart phone.

fb.com/ParksvilleQualicum Join us on Facebook and get the word on the street and interact with thousands of Parksville and Qualicum Beach fans. Ask questions, share travel tips and stories, and even enter contests.

twitter.com/VisitParksville twitter.com/VisitQualicum We tweet from three different handles to give you the most current and relevant info shared by our member businesses, visitors, and locals. @PQBTripSpecials is our newest handle that was launched solely to provide you with the all the deals local businesses are offering. Following @PQBTripSpecials will make your next getaway more affordable so you can save up and come back again sooner.

myPQB.ca/Specials Just like our twitter handle, we have an entire section of our website dedicated to budget stretching specials –the most comprehensive collection of specials for any destination on Vancouver Island. Search by price, category, season, and location to finetune your results or just browse until something catches your eye. We also have a “last minute deals” section for you to advantage of if you’re able to travel right away.

YouTube.com/ParksvilleQualicum Join our field reporters as they explore Parksville & Qualicum Beach attractions and activities. Check our own videos and those we’ve added to playlists. You can find even more videos on our website under the “Multi-Media” tab.

myPQB.ca/Guide Want a digital copy of this guide? We have an online version that has all the content of the print version – perfect for sharing with family, friends, and travel mates. Photo Contest Winner (Beaches & Parks): Marla Meyer, Victoria, BC

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Beaches & Parks

Beaches & Parks

Adrian Gatton Parksville, BC

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Reb Stevenson says…

You can watch ‘Keeping Up with The Kardashians’ anywhere ...but when you’re in our neck of the woods, staying inside is practically illegal. Memories are made by getting that tush outside and interacting with the unique scenery. The good news: in Parksville and Qualicum Beach you can do that yearround thanks to the gentle climate. We get plenty of sun, but don’t eschew the rain - it has its own sly charm. I’m not satisfied ‘til I’ve sauntered down Qualicum Beach in a light drizzle.

If you visit the Parksville/ Qualicum Beach area in the Springtime, you’ll witness other guests of a different feather. From approximately March through May, the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach host tens of thousands of Brant Geese as they stop to rest and feed during their annual migration from Mexico to Alaska. There is a Brant viewing area on the west-end shoreline of Qualicum Beach with a raised bird-watching platform that’s perfect for taking photographs of this lovely sea goose. There is also a Brant Festival full of lots of great activities for people of all ages.

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Big Tree Tour Look up, wayaay up! Try to see the treetops at Cathedral Grove, Qualicum Beach Heritage Forest, and Milner Gardens & Woodland. 6

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Beaches & Parks

Qualicum Beach Photo: Summer Hurst

Jan Stewart Stop at Cameron Lake

Areta Wong (Beaches & Parks Travel Tip Winner)

on the way to the

Vancouver, BC

Parksville, BC

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. Cameron Lake Photo: Summer Hurst

Qualicum Beach has two great off-leash areas for your dog to enjoy!

Kimberly Hartman Wembly, AB

There are so many great things to do at Parksville Beach including the fabulous spray park and playground, ball diamonds, skate park, campgrounds, pavillions for reunions or other gatherings, and last but not least, the beach. This is the place to stay if you want a relaxing fun time!

Over Under We bet you’ll love learning about Horne Lake Caves at its new above ground cave theatre, museum, and education centre.

Mountainbike Superstars Professional mountainbikers Darren Berrecloth and Jordie Lunn cut their teeth on the trails at Top Bridge and Hammerfest.

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We know Parksville & Qualicum Beach!

A Fiesta of Falls Summer Hurst Qualicum Beach, BC

FIRST REALTY Each Office independently Owned and Operated

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Iris Nixon Nanaimo, BC

Rathtrevor Beach in summer is a great place to take your teens for skim boarding. The pools are warm and shallow so they are perfect for learning.

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Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Cameron Lake and Cathedral Grove, Little Qualicum Falls has a beauty all its own. Stunning waterfalls, wooden bridges and trails alongside the river create an atmosphere of awe and wonder. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, raining or snowing, Little Qualicum Falls will always be breathtaking!

Little Qualicum River Photo: James Clark Photo Contest Winner (Lifestyle): Cilla Watkins, Salmon Arm, BC

Sarah Williams Repulse Bay, Nunavut

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 ocean waters to swim amongst the flounders, soles, crabs and sculpins... no better way to cool down on the island! Qualicum Beach

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Let yourself go Rathtrevor Beach Photos: James Clark

Michelle McCartney Sechelt, BC The first time I ever went to Qualicum Beach was on a calm day. The walk along the water was amazing. My second trip to the beach was on a windy day and it turned out to be the best day ever. There were so many kites. The colors were amazing. The variety and styles of kites were a spectacle to see. But the best part was the two guys with fighting kites and the control they had was amazing. Visit Qualicum Beach on a windy day for a sight you will never forget.

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Let’s Eat!

from fish & chips to fine dining Reb Stevenson says…

Kyla Karakochuk Nanoose Bay, BC

Take a drive through Fairwinds and stop at the Fairwinds Clubhouse Restaurant for lunch or dinner. Sit on the patio on a beautiful day, relax with a drink and enjoy spectacular views of

Is there fast food here? Ummm… is the ocean wet? However, it speaks volumes about a small community when there are so many excellent independent restaurants. Parksville and Qualicum Beach contain a roster of eateries that I compulsively need to visit at least once a year. A certified anglophile, I heart the sundry British options. But if fish n’ chips ain’t your thang, you’ll find everything from tapas to Thai to dangerously big hunks of delicious cheese lurking on our plates.

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the 9th green.

Corene Inouye Tofino, BC

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Let’s Eat! Stephanie Scott Qualicum Beach, BC

Mmmmmm, beer, fish & chips, the deck and a glorious sunset at the Shady Waterfront Pub - a PERFECT evening!

Treetop Tapas & Grill

Photo Contest Winner (Restaurants): Andrea Knowles,Campbell River, BC

Nadine Biggs

Debbie Tremblay

Courtenay, BC

The Landing West Coast Grill is my absolute favourite place to eat not just in Parksville, but on all of Vancouver Island! I was giggling with delight through my entire meal as I watched the fish swim around (and over!) me. I would eat here just to watch the life in the aquariums, but the food is excellent too! Very reasonable prices, lots of selection, and generous portions - what more could you ask for! The Landing West Coast Grill is a definite must during your next visit to the Parksville and Qualicum Beach region!

(Restaurants Travel Tip Winner), Calgary, AB

Whether you want a relaxing breakfast or lunch, Lefty’s in Qualicum Beach is where it’s at!

Xing Zheng Vancouver, BC

The Cedar Dining Room at Tigh-NaMara has an amazing Sunday brunch buffet.

Hot Hot Meat

It’s a Deal

Pacific Prime restaurant has one of only a few Montague broilers in BC capable of perfectly cooking your steak at up to 2,500°F.

Check our seasonal specials to stretch your dining dollar with 2-for-1 lunches, happy hour bargains, $10 dinner entrees, and more.

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Shirra Wall Errington, BC

We had a fabulous meal at the Beach Club’s Pacific Prime restaurant. They have a gem there with Dave, the silver fox server. He’s fantastic. Thanks for everything! Avocado/Chocolate cake... seriously... killer.

Parksville Uncorked From wine-newbie to seasoned oenophile, you’ll enjoy tastings, seminars, featured wine dinners, and bubbly brunches in late February.

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Farmville Local food fanatics find their fix of freshness at farmers markets, farmgate stores, organic and pick your own farms.


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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. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 250-248-8333 • www.qualityresortparksville.com

LEFTY’S 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 250-752-7530 • www.leftys.tv

Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville 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. 

181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 250-947-2109 • www.beachclubbc.com

SHADY WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & PUB With a breathtaking ocean view and casual relaxed atmosphere, The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub has been a meeting place for both locals and travelers since 1924. The Shady’s menu proudly features a wide variety of locally produced ingredients, and all items are prepared from scratch. Check us out on Facebook.

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3109 West Island Hwy., Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C5 250-752-9111 • www.shadyrest.ca

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Regional Dining Options AMRIKKO’S INDIAN CUISINE An Authentic Taste of India. Enjoy our ‘Famous Butter Chicken’. Traditional Naan served fresh from our Tandoori oven. Each dish made fresh with imported herbs and spices. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free available. Open 7days a week for Lunch, Dinner and Take Out. Fully Licensed. Across from Tim Hortons. 487 E. Island Highway, Parksville

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Amrikko’s Indian Cuisine

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Back Road Java

1545 Grafton Avenue, Errington

Bayside Bistro & Lounge 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville Black Goose Inn 1051 Resort Drive, Parksville

Cedar Room at Tigh-Na-Mara 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville

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Pacific Prime Steak & Chop 181 Beachside Drive, Parksville

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Butlers Restaurant at the Crown Mansion, fine dining and ultimate service at it’s best, casual attire.

Fine Italian cuisine in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Elegant dining and delicious food in the heart of Qualicum Beach.

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coffee and robust cappuccinos. Afternoon Tea is served with assorted baked goods A A and fresh scones with jam every day from 1-4 pm when Gardens are open. Garden admission required. We roast our own fair trade organic coffee for excellent A A specialty coffees or just the beans. We also offer breakfast all day, lunches and SMOOTHIES. Enjoy the best Espresso, Latte or Cappuccino around A A while you watch us roast. Sample one of our limited editions. And check out our antique gas pumps! Locally owned with coffee roasting plant in Duncan BC. A A Home-baked muffins, tarts, and cookies along with sandwiches, soups, chili and many more items. Be sure to ask about My Starbucks Rewards. Many great A A benefits from free refills and a free drink on your birthday. Earn a free drink every 15 stars!

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Time to Relax Reb Stevenson says… Warning: the following sentence is packed with sappy sentimentality. Just gazing out at the beaches ‘round here is like a spa treatment. I really do feel my troubles washing away when I

Hilary Smith

think about…well, all that

Burnaby, BC

water. There’s so much of

Parksville is one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever visited. In one day we walked along the beach, with water so still it looked like glass. After that we hopped into the hotel’s hot tub and melted away any remaining stress. Then back to the room for a beverage on our beach view patio. Does it get any better?

it, and so little of me. You can de-stress even more at Oceanside’s lovely spas, where you’ll be kneaded, buffed and pampered until your stress floats away and you’re a contented pool of mush. See? It all comes back to liquid.

Valerie Spring Victoria, BC

My mom enjoyed a lovely day of being spoiled with a pedi/manicure – she just loved being spoiled.

Fitness Vacation Hike the tallest mountain, hammer singletrack, practice your Ocean Mile Swim, or workout at a local gym to stay in shape while getting away.

You Gotta Try It Whether you like your yoga hot, cool, or just right, there’s lots of opportunity to practice in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

Relax Your Wallet Check myPQB.ca/Specials regularly for spa deals and special treatments featuring soothing seasonal ingredients.

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Readings, Therapy, Crystals, Books, Cards, Candles, Music, Meditation / Sound Implements, Pendulums, Decks, Kits, Runes, Incense, Oils, Essences, Burners, Jewelry, Gifts, Tea Bar & More… ~~~ Whisper is a place to enjoy your Inner-space. ~~~

Lots to See, Lots to Do, A Place to Listen, A Place to Talk, A Place to Heal, A Place to Feel. ~~~

Discover Whisper at #105 663 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, BC

Phone (250) 594-2872

Quality Assurance The Grotto Spa is one of only a handful of spas in BC to be Quality Assurance Approved by the Leading Spas of Canada.

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Jennifer Sinclair (Spas & Relaxation Travel Tip Winner), Courtenay, BC

Tigh-Na-Mara is a must to stay at, especially if you have kids. They have awesome kids programs, to keep them entertained.

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Eugene, Oregon

I enter “Aquaterre Spa” and am greeted by a curvy tank full of fish swimming in peaceful serenity. I am here for “Cleopatra‘s wrapture”. A granite bubble bath full of rose petals, being drizzled in warm champagne oil and ending with a light snackI walk out of there feeling like I have just tasted a little piece of “Heaven”.

After long days of hiking and adventuring, I always look for the hotel’s Jacuzzi. Typically, this is a small circular structure off the busy hotel pool. Imagine my surprise as I stepped into the “Grotto” at TighNa-Mara: mineral pools in a cave-like setting, complete with a waterfall. What more could I ask for? Oh yes... incrediblypriced package deals!

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Boutiques & Markets

Coombs Old Country Market Photo: Susan Lightburn

Boutiques & Markets Reb Stevenson says… If you haven’t heard that local shopping is all the rage, allow me to enlighten you: conscientious consumers know that feeding the local economy will ultimately bring us all happiness, joy, prosperity and incredibly good looks. Or something like that. Photo Contest Winner (Shopping): Tammy Ellis

Jen Rudy Nanaimo, BC

The Old Country Market near Parksville/Coombs is one of the most unique boutiques/ markets on the island. From their freshly baked bread to their goats on the roof, there is something for everyone here. The kids will love the toy section, too, which looks like a scene out of Santa’s toy shop! Summer by the Sea Art, jewelry, handcrafted toys, baked goods – you name it, we’ve got it at Parksville’s eclectic Tuesday night market on Craig Street.

Between chain-free Qualicum, buzzier Parksville and the rustic Old Country Market in Coombs, you’ll discover a plethora of one-of-a-kind shops. Go on take a bit home with you (but please don’t kidnap the goats).

Meghan Williams Parksville, BC

Ph: 250.248.3781 174 Corfield Street, Parksville, BC

Check out Little Qualicum Cheeseworks! Morningstar Farm is a must see! Be sure to take a tour and, of course, try a sample of my favorite Qualicum Spice cheese.

Free Ride Parksville DBA’s “Free Bus” connects Resort Drive and Parksville beach to the shops, galleries, restaurants, and other services of Parksville’s downtown.

Village People Downtown Qualicum Beach is a delightfully walkable village shopping experience where no chain stores will be found.

Ladies fashion, lingerie, accessories & footwear

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Boutiques & Markets Viviana Ruiz (Shopping Travel Tip Winner), Qualicum Beach, BC

There are many consignment shops in Qualicum - fun to spend a day checking them all out! Chilham Village Photo: Susan Lightburn

Debbie Wilson Surrey, BC

Why go to Vegas or a major city for your bling, purses, and unique decorating items. Visit Bamboozle, House of Leaves, Lady’s Mantle, Wilde & Sparrow, California Bedazzle, Arbutus, Mercedes Lane and more. And the people are all so friendly and fun! I have to visit for 3 days instead of my usual 2 days just to fit it all in! Topped off by mandatory lunch at the Bayside Bistro makes me feel totally refreshed and happy to face the mainland rat race all over again.

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100-Mile Diet Food from over 70 local producers can be found at markets in Errington, Qualicum Beach, and Parksville from April to October.

Accessorize! handbags, scarves, jewelry, belts, hats, shoes and unique gifts.

NEW! Nautical & Garden Accessories

250-586-3800

716 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC

Morningstar Farm

Courtenay, BC

The Parksville Street Market is my favourite place to find special gifts and to browse on a warm summer evening. There is always so much to see and smell, and I feel like I could wander endlessly. The market is a must do tourist activity if you are in town while it is on, and I guarantee you will find something neat to take home!

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“Fruit Made Better!”

Open Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm Come and visit the animals, take a self guided tour and sample award-winning wines and cheese in our FarmGate Store!

250.954.3931 www.morningstarfarm.ca 403 Lowry’s Road, Parksville, BC


The Centre of

Your Oceanside

SHOP Parksville Downtown and you’ll discover convenient clusters of one-of-a kind stores and services that will bring you back again and again. Everything from urban sophistication to funky fantastic. And whether your taste runs to home-style cooking, ethnic exotic, or fine dining, you can have it all and Eat it too in Parksville Downtown. Hospitality comes with an ocean view in Parksville Downtown where you can StaY in a wide range of beachfront accommodations. And with more than 140 annual area events and celebrations, you’ll always have great opportunities to PLaY. Pa r k s v i l l e D o w n t o w n . c a 20

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Local Lifestyle

Photo: Summer Hurst

Qualicum Beach Photo: James Clark

Local Lifestyle Reb Stevenson says…

Photo: Leanne Renfrew

Aeron Sterner

If, after a sojourn in these parts, the first twinge

(Local Lifestyle & Events Travel Tip Winner), Nanoose Bay, BC

of an insatiable longing manifests itself, don’t

At any time of year

despair. After all, who could do with just one kiss

there is something going

from their beloved? One bar of a favourite dance

on, something to see,

tune? One measly Smartie when the whole box

something to experience.

is within reach? The solution: move here. I feel

There is a simplicity that

the temptation every time I step on the beach,

draws you in and forces

experience the neighbourly bonhomie and remind

you to slow down. You

myself that the average temperature is 14 degrees

definitely don’t want

Celsius.

to miss the incredible

Meghan Williams

Parksville Kite Festival

Parksville, BC

While visiting Parksville and Qualicum Beach, both Communities in Bloom winners, be sure to find out for yourself why these beautiful towns have received these awards. Every spring the Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society presents their annual Garden Tours. These are a must see for any garden lover! Permanent Vacation

Hop, Skip, Jump

Most area accommodation offer special longstay rates so you can try on the lifestyle without the commitment.

We’re within a 2 hr drive to Victoria, skiing at Mount Washington or whale-watching in Tofino or Ucluelet…

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or Sand Sculpting Competition. It might inspire you to take up a most unexpected hobby!

Plusiness or Bleasure? The Financial Post named Parksville one of the top places to start a business in Canada.

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Beachside Boroughs You’re sure to find the pace and setting you’re looking for in one of Oceanside’s 12 charming communities.


Qualicum Beach may be famous for its beach...

Local Lifestyle

But you'll also love to stroll through our village centre. Walk to a variety of unique shopping and dining options. Parksville Beach

Everything you need or want is within walking distance here!

Photo: Susan Lightburn

Trish Widdershoven Nanoose Bay, BC The lifestyle here is unparalleled! You can walk, hike, bike, watch birds and sea lions, fish, boat or

Photo: David Graham

Visitor Centre: 250-752-9532 www.qualicum.bc.ca

kayak all year long and almost never see the same thing twice. Lots of clubs to join or experience, great food of all types to eat and generally everything is of

You’ll Be Inspired! You’ll find the best in home, kitchen, and bath products from around the world, like captivating cookware, gripping gadgets, divine decorative accessories. Such unique brands as Cuisinart, Emma Bridgewater, Krups, Le Creuset … and that’s just a start.

great quality and affordable. There is little that you can’t experience here that’s in the city... except the crowds.

Jen Rudy Nanaimo, BC The Parksville fireworks on Canada Day are a sight to be seen. Each year, the beach is covered with thousands of people waiting for this summer highlight.

Sit down and enjoy a Starbucks Coffee and indulge in one (or two!) of our heavenly baked treats.

With live bands, great energy, and friendly people, this is an event that is fun for the whole family.

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We proudly breW StarbuckS coffee

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Little Mountain Photo: James Clark

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Welcome to Vancouver Island Butterfly World The Nature Place

Our Indoor Tropical Garden surrounds you with hundreds of butterflies and many rare tropical birds. Our Indoor Orchid Garden is an exhibit of hundreds of exotic orchids from around the world. Our Big Bug Jungle features many rare creatures from Planet Earth. Our Turtle Town has many turtles and rare African tortoises.

Relax

Our Outdoor Water Gardens feature a frog

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pond, a fish pond and many rare plants and trees.

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BUTTERFLY WORLD

BRITISH GARDENS BRITIISH SH COLUMBIA CO OLUMBIA B A ORCHID OR GAR GAR RDENS BIG BUG JUNGLE Open daily from mid March to mid October

Hwy. 4A, Coombs

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Arts&Culture

Craig Heritge Park

Arts & Culture

Photo: Shannon Russell

Reb Stevenson says…

Jen Rudy

Nanaimo, BC

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum is the perfect spot to enjoy art from a variety of local artists, or dabble in some art classes yourself, if you feel up to the challenge. They host a variety of events each month. There is always something for everyone at this local gem. Dramatic Setting Catch an ECHO Players Village Theatre Spring or Fall production and Bard to Broadway shows throughout the summer.

In spite of the community’s petite proportions, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and area is a magnet for Photo: Cyndy Ireland Bresdan those with artistic persuasions. There was no shortage of actors, musicians, and jewelers surrounding me during my childhood. Admire visual arts at The Old School House or be nosy with permission on a self-guided home studio tour. Don’t forget the live music, theatre and museums, and feel free to flex your own creative muscle, even if it’s simply drawing a squiggle in the sand Andrew Hawkes Nanaimo, BC with a popsicle stick. Photo: Richard Sillery

(Brush) Stroke of Luck Wellknown local artist MONK welcomes all visitors to paint on an original. Monk’s easel can be found on Rathtrevor beach right next to the park.

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Support local artists by visiting the Arrowsmith Potter’s Guild located at the Parksville VIA Rail Train Station. The art there is beautiful and reasonably priced!

Jazz It Up Witness jazz, bluegrass, and rock come alive at music festivals in spectacular garden, country, and beach settings.

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Independantly Owned and Operated

#21 - 826 West Island Highway Parksville, BC

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Xing Zheng Arts & Culture Travel Tip Winner, Vancouver, BC Photo: Susan Lightburn

Debbie Wilson Surrey, BC We really enjoy The Old School House (TOSH) Jazz Club Happy Hour on Tuesday afternoons, sipping a glass of wine while listening to old favourites with Jim Kilburn on guitar and Ron Hadley at the piano. It’s always interesting visiting various studios where you can watch artists and artisans at work on original works of art. Rathtrevor Beach

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We know Parksville & Qualicum Beach!

Cathedral Grove

In August 2007, local Parksville and Qualicum Beach region residents and visitors alike were encouraged to vote for the attractions they felt best represented the truly unique experience of the region. No trip to Vancouver Island would be complete without experiencing the Seven Wonders of Oceanside. Don’t take our word for it, explore them on your own!

is a British Columbia Provincial Park preserving a section of lush 800-year-old old-growth forest that is unique to Vancouver Island.

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FIRST REALTY Each Office independently Owned and Operated

#21-826 West Island Hwy., Parksville, BC V9P 2B7 Most productive agents in Canada. Based on 2010 closed transactions. Source CREA and RE/MAX internal data.

250-248-1071 or 1-888-243-1071

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Horne Lake Caves Experience the magic of the underground world within this unique park. Visit Canada’s first fully wheelchair accessible above ground cave theatre providing everyone with the cave experience.

Milner Gardens & Woodlands

Rathtrevor Beach Park At low tide, the ocean recedes almost a kilometre, providing an ideal place for visitors of all ages to play in the sand and explore the shoreline.

Visited by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the 60 acres of woodland, ten acres of garden surrounding a heritage house was the dream of one woman, Veronica Milner. Veronica gathered plants from the temperate zones of the world, including a significant collection of Rhododendrons.

The Aquarium at The Landing Restaurant This 27,000 litre aquarium mesmerizes diners with the tranquil comings and goings of the resident local sea life.

The Boot at Paradise Adventure Golf Marvel at the two exquisite quarterscale miniature golf courses which features a full rigged pirate galleon, 45’ old woman’s shoe, a Victorian mansion, and much more! The Old School House Arts Centre Fifteen Resident Artists practice their craft and welcome over 30,000 visitors to this, one of the cultural focal points of the region.

FAMILY FUN!

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

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Reb Stevenson says… Not to brag, but I’ve scored several holes in one in Parksville. So if you need a pro to critique your swing, I’m available. I’ll even throw in a whack-a-mole technique analysis for free. Oh, you want to play real golf? Sorry - I was referring to the mini golf with the giant boot. Yes, we’ve got seven lush golf courses that’ll suit any golfer to a tee. Hot dang, they’re open almost 365 days a year! And folks back east are chipping in snow drifts, the fools.

Trish Widdershoven (Golf Travel Tip Winner), Nanoose Bay, BC

Tons of variety in type and style of courses from executive par three to Canadian tour quality courses. All have great food plus there are amazing golf programs for younger kids. You can golf here 12 months of the year!

Paradise Adventure Golf Photo: Shannon Russell

Debbie Tremblay Calgary, AB

Parksville / Qualicum Beach is THE place to be for golf. There are numerous courses within a 30-minute drive. You can even include three awesome mini golf courses! Fairwinds

Photo Contest Winner (Golf): Kyla Karakochuk, Nanoose Bay, BC

Play year round Roughing It! Pheasant Glen is said to have the three toughest finishing holes of any course in British Columbia.

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Morningstar Golf Club was named to SCORE Golf’s 2009 list of Best Canadian Public Golf Courses.

Fairwinds Golf Course is one of only eight golf courses in BC to be certified through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

Many consider the executive length Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club to be one of the best drained courses for year-round golfing.

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Year-Round Golfing

FAIRWINDS GOLF CLUB A Golfer’s Paradise

To golf at Fairwinds is to experience a spectacular

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the serene environment allows you to focus on your swing, your score or the elusive birdie. Relax, and envision every shot… and remember every moment.

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Located 15 minutes south of Parksville 3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island

1.888.781.2777 www.fairwinds.ca

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The best 18 hole golf value on Vancouver Island! Beautiful course designed to enjoy, challenge but not intimidate.

Fairwinds Golf Club

3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bay

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Fairwinds has established itself as one of the Island’s finest courses. Natural beauty will change your state of mind & possibly your state of play.

Morningstar Golf Course 525 Lowrys Road, Parksville

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Yard 4 Yard, Morningstar Golf Club is the best bang 4 your Titleist.

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

1025 Qualicum Road, Qualicum Beach

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In 2012 Pheasant Glen will become 1 of 5 courses on Vancouver Island to measure over 6900 yards from its Championship tees. $17 5112 5303 5601 Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club 1-250-752-6312 to

70 9 O O O O 469 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach golfqualicum.ca $42 116 112 114 Built in 1913 and open to the public daily, this historic course features 9 narrow, challenging holes with breathtaking ocean views.

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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 Road.

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

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

MORNINGSTAR GOLF CLUB Our passion is golf and we have 7,018 yards of real golf course to prove it to you. Voted one of the top ten best public golf courses in the Province of BC in 2009. Home to the Canadian PGA Tour qualifying school. Contact us today and Morningstar Golf Club will provide you and your group with the ultimate value and service for all your golfing needs.

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

PHEASANT GLEN GOLF RESORT This par 72 - 6700 yard championship golf course offers a pleasant and enjoyable walk through nature for beginner golfers to professionals. Known for its lush fairways, fast greens and friendly staff, Pheasant Glen is also home to the Pheasants Nest restaurant offering a mix of pub style and west coast fare. 18 hole Green Fee: $69.00 Early Bird: $39.00 Twilight: $49.00 (after 2:00pm) Groups of 12 or more: $55.00 (includes warm up bag of balls) Prices subject to HST

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

QUALICUM BEACH MEMORIAL • One of BC’s most scenic 9 hole courses offering stunning views of Mnt. Arrowsmith and Georgia Straight. • Thalassa Restaurant, situated in the club house enjoys fabulous views of Georgia Straight, open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. • Enjoy a great golf experience at an affordable price. • Conveniently located between the beach and downtown Qualicum Beach.

Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in 2013 469 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G8 250-752-6312 • www.golfqualicum.ca

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Accommodations

Home away from home Photo: Susan Lightburn

Reb Stevenson says… As I write, I’m sitting in an unpretentious motel in Qualicum with Photo: Angela Ooms

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Waves, wind, the coast mountain range and surf on the sand are some of the sights I could see from my wonderful room at The Beach Club Resort in Parksville. I’ve stayed there a number of times with my ringette team and the rooms were a great size, comfortable and had a fabulous view. www.VisitParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca

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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.

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QUALITY RESORT BAYSIDE

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 indoor pool, racquet courts, free wi-fi and affordable rates, you simply can’t ask for better accommodation. • Oceanview Dining • Oceanview Rooms • Fitness Facilities • Indoor Pool • Sports Pub • Hot Tub • Meeting rooms for up to 200 people

240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 1-800-663-4232 • www.qualityresortparksville.com

OCEANSIDE VILLAGE RESORT Nestled among the trees, these beautiful newly constructed 1 and 2 bedroom cottages with lofts, offer a warm and inviting atmosphere. Each cottage boasts all the amenities of home with fully equipped kitchens of four appliances, washer/ dryer, all linens, two TVs, DVD player, large open concept great room with vaulted ceiling and field stone gas fireplace, front and back decks with patio furniture and BBQ’s to enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of this area. The resort has a Sushi Cafe and Day Spa/Salon. After a day of activities, relax in our recreation building which houses our year-round indoor pool, hot tub and exercise room. Next door you’ll find Riptide Lagoon Mini Golf along with many biking/hiking trails. Oceanside Village Resort is within easy walking distance to Rathtrevor Park, miles of endless sandy beach and tidal pools.  We are conveniently located within a few minutes of downtown Parksville and many great area attractions and activities.  Golf one of 6 nearby courses, visit Englishman River Falls, ski Mount Washington, shop Coombs Country Market. We are pet friendly year round.

1080 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 1-877-248-8961 • www.osvr.ca

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SUNRISE RIDGE WATERFRONT RESORT 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

BEACH ACRES RESORT • Treat yourself to a fun family getaway! • Feel at home in a two bedroom cottage with full kitchen and fireplace • Private oceanfront property on sandy Rathtrevor Beach • Indoor pool and hot tub, tennis, basketball and a kids’ playground Be sure to check Facebook.com/BeachAcresResort for specials

1051 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E4 1-800-663-7309 • www.BeachAcresResort.com

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MADRONA BEACH RESORT Whether it’s playing tennis, hiking, fishing, shopping or sitting in your modern, tastefully decorated, fully equipped condo looking at the spectacular ocean view, you’re going to enjoy it here! Children’s Adventure Playground • Tennis Court • Coin-op laundry • Ridge Level: 1 bedroom and studio deluxe condo units • Beach Level: 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo unit • Wood Burning Fireplaces in studio & 2 bdrm deluxe units. Within minutes of 6 excellent golf courses, fishing and shopping. Next door to Rathtrevor Provincial Park on beautiful Craig Bay.

1145 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 1-800-663-7302 • www.madrona-resort.com

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Parksville & Area Accommodations OCEAN SANDS RESORT 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 and Gas Fireplaces • Heated Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub and Sauna • Coin Laundry and Playground • Monthly and Seasonal Rentals Available • Enjoy the miles of sandy beach… right at your doorstep!

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

OCEAN TRAILS RESORT On the bluff above sandy Rathtrevor beach our family friendly resort offers bright, one, two and three bedroom condominiums. Full kitchen, free wireless, telephone, fireplace, washer/dryer, complimentary access to fitness centre, tennis court, children’s playground, seasonal outdoor pool and year round hot-tub. Ocean Trails Resort... Make us your relaxation destination!

1135 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2T6

1-888-248-6212 • www.ocean-trails.com • info@ocean-trails.com

PARADISE SEA-SHELL MOTEL Open year-round we offer affordable accommodations right beside Parksville’s safe, sandy beach and adjacent to Paradise Fun Park. • 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 fine restaurants, Pets always welcome • Year-round golfing packages with Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club

411 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 1A1 1-877-337-3529 www.paradiseseashellmotel.com

SANDCASTLE INN Convenient location: Five minute walk to all your needs - beach, restaurants, shops, parks and mini golf, etc. • Easy access to Tofino, Mount Washington, Comox Airport and Nanaimo. Well equipped facility: Clean, comfort and cozy rooms All rooms are non-smoking • Air conditioning • Kitchenettes available • Coin laundry facility • Meeting room • Barbecue area Services: Free wireless internet • Complimentary continental breakfast Free movie channel • Heart warming service from our staff.

374 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 1K8 1-800-335-7263 • www.sandcastleinn.net

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Parksville & Area Accommodations SEA EDGE MOTEL Located on the beach in Parksville the motel offers one and two-bedroom kitchenette units with daily and weekly rates, all with ocean views and miles of beautiful beach to enjoy. Being family owned and operated for 40 years we are well known for our casual and cozy family atmosphere. Relax around the firepits, bring your own marshmallows, enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets from your own deck. • High-speed wireless internet • Laundry • Fire pits • Playground • Freezer facilities • Picnic tables. • Sorry, NO PETS allowed.

209 West Island Highway., Parksville, BC V9P 2G4 1-800-667-3382 • www.seaedge.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. • Continental breakfast • Wireless high-speed internet • Air-conditioned rooms • Pets welcome all year • Close to all amenities • Barbeque picnic area on site • Short walk to the beach • New 32” LCD TVs • Kitchenettes available

459 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 2G5 1-800-667-1886 • www.skylitemotel.com

TRAVELODGE PARKSVILLE A warm West Coast Welcome awaits you at the Travelodge Parksville. Relax and enjoy hospitality at it’s 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 • Designated Pet Friendly Rooms • Corporate Rates & Senior Rates • Specializing in Small Meetings & Retreats.

424 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 1K8 1-800-661-3110 • www.travelodgeparksville.com

VIP MOTEL Enjoy our “sound proof” rooms and stretch out on our queen and king sized beds! • Free Wireless Hi-Speed Internet • Remote control big screen TVs • Complimentary Breakfast. • Parking at your front door. • Families and pets welcome (All ground floor) • Full kitchens or Air-Conditioned • Short walk to restaurants, shops and the beach • Spacious grounds with private BBQ patio • On-site Laundromat and freezer facilities.

414 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 1K8 1-800-663-7300 • www.vipmotel.com

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Qualicum Beach & Area Accommodations CROWN MANSION BOUTIQUE HOTEL, VILLAS & BUTLERS RESTAURANT

With our backyard offering a walk in the Heritage Forest, a short stroll to the beach or to the shops and galleries Crown Mansion is the perfect relaxing getaway! This stately home keeps to it’s original grace of 1912 and once entertained celebrities and royalty. Dine in ‘Butlers’ our Mansion restaurant. You’ll discover fabulous food, excellent service and amazing ambiance. Retire to your ocean or garden view room, snuggle in to our King Poster Beds for a great nights sleep. We also offer charming 1 bedroom condos.Free WiFi- Historical Charm- Exquisite Dining- Complimentary Continental Breakfast - Relaxation at it’s Best!

292 Crescent Road East, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 0A5 1-800-378-6811 • www.crownmansion.com

LIGHTHOUSE MOTEL

Located in Qualicum Bay overlooking the Coastal Mountains and the Strait of Georgia. The perfect seaside location to relax and unwind from life’s stresses. MOTEL FEATURES: Oceanfront location • Comfortable well appointed units • Pillow top queen beds • Fresh cotton linens • Complimentary Cable TV, HBO and new release DVDs • Flat screen TVs • Complimentary wireless internet • Propane BBQ • Room amenities include fridge, kettle, coffee maker, coffee and tea • Kitchen units available • Dog Friendly • Private seawall to enjoy morning coffee and evening sunsets • Reasonable Rates

6035 West Island Highway, Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E1 1-888-757-8765 • www.lighthousemotel.com

OCEANSIDE HAVEN Quiet Oceanfront Vacation Suite with breathtaking views across the Strait of Georgia. This beautiful self contained suite is 1400 sq. ft. with 2 large bedrooms. There is a living room with a gas fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. The suite also includes a computer with free WIFI, high speed internet and cable TV. There is a washer and dryer in the suite, and all linens and towels are supplied. Enjoy golf year round, along with fishing, shopping, hiking, kayaking and caving. Take a walk on our beach and explore the tide pools. Easy beach access from our yard. This is a smoke free, pet free environment.

4803 Ocean Trail, Deep Bay, Bowser, BC V0R 1G0

1-888-757-2032 or 250-757-2032 • www.oceansidehaven.com

(Formerly the Old Dutch Inn) Located across the Island Highway from the spectacular main beach, the Qualicum Beach Inn has been a long-time institution for Qualicum Beach residents and a destination for vacationers. The facility features ocean view rooms, a restaurant and cocktail lounge, indoor pool and sauna.

The Qualicum 2690 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G8 Beach Inn 1-800-661-0199 • www.olddutchinn.com

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THE QUALICUM BEACH INN


Qualicum Beach & Area Accommodations 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 • Ideally located for day-trips to the West Coast and winter skiing trips.

2767 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C4 1-877-556-2326 • www.spebbles.com

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 and weekly getaways, all year-round. • Pets welcome September to June • Communal fire-pit on the beach • BBQs on your private deck • Wireless internet, and cozy fire places • Explore Vancouver Island with Seaview Beach Resort as your mid-Island home! Reserve early!

911 McFeely Road, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2B7 1-800-995-8285 • www.seaviewbeachresort.com

CAPTAIN’S INN

On the beach in Qualicum Beach the CAPTAIN’S INN boasts eight fully furnished suites ranging from bachelors to two bedroom suites. Enjoy free wifi, docking stations, movie channels, down duvets & crisp linens, BBQ’s, outdoor fire pit, games and much more. • Perfect for nightly stays, Family Re-unions, Weddings, Culinary, Artistic group or Corporate retreats.

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2795 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C6 250-752-6743 • www.thecaptainsinn.com

OCEAN CREST MOTEL

SHOREWATER RESORT

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

On the beach, close to all the town’s amenities • Non-smoking • Kitchens • TVs & DVD players • Laundry facilities • WiFi Internet • Select units have lofts and/or gas or electric fireplaces

3295 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C6

3292 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C6

1-888-450-3811 • www.shorewaterresort.com

1-888-234-5661 • www.moteloceancrest.com

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Parksville and Area Beach Acres Resort

25 - 1051 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7309 • beachacresresort.com

Beach Club Resort

181 Beachside Drive, Parksville 1-888-760-2008 • beachclubbc.com

Madrona Beach Resort

1145 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7302 • madrona-resort.com

Ocean Sands Resort

1165 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-877-733-5969 • oceansandsresort.ca

Ocean Trails Resort

1135 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-888-248-6212 • ocean-trails.com

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Spacious townhouses with panoramic oceanviews. 23 Acres of lush forest - Indoor pool! Right on the beach! 2 bedrooms, kitchens, wood or gas fireplaces. The Beach Club Resort offers an unparalleled vacation experience. Enjoy luxurious accommodations and amenities including in-room dining, valet service. Large water front condo style units overlooking Rathtrevor Beach. Tennis, playground and off season rates.

BF, HT, INT, 25% Spring discount on weekly stays in our KIT, LF

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EF, HT, INT, Bright, modern, 4-star, family friendly condo-

miniums with fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces,

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Beautiful well appointed 2 and 3 bedroom cottages within easy access to exceptional year round recreation. Indoor pool, full service spa and cafe on site. Set among 15 acres of lush oceanfront $110 $85 BF, EF, HT, INT, property, luxurious and spacious suites to to O O O O In 152 feature jetted tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens $340 $200 KIT, LF, WA and private patios.

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41 $190 $105 EF, HT, INT, to to O O In 40 1080 Resort Drive, Parksville $285 $145 KIT, LF, PET 1-877-248-8961 • oceansidevillageresort.com

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

1–1600 Stroulger Road, Nanoose Bay 1-866-468-7121 • pacific-shores.com

Paradise Sea Shell Motel

43 $79 $59 to to 411 W. Island Highway, Parksville 1-877-337-3529 • paradiseseashellmotel.com $159 $125

Quality Resort Bayside

41 $129 $119

Riverbend Resort

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Sandcastle Inn

374 W. Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-335-7263 • sandcastleinn.net

Sea Edge Motel

209 W. Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-667-3382 • seaedge.com

Skylite Motel

459 E. Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-667-1886 • skylitemotel.com

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort 1175 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-877-977-8669 • sunriseridge.ca Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-800-663-7373 • tigh-na-mara.com

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424 W. Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-661-3110 • travelodgeparksville.com

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414 W. Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-663-7300 • vipmotel.com

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PET, SU, WA distance to several fine restaurants.

Where hospitality comes with a view.

to to 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville 1-800-663-4232 • qualityresortparksville.com $199 $199

1-924 E. Island Highway, Parksville 1-800-701-3033 • riverbendresort.bc.ca

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only Canada Select 3 star motel. EF, INT, KIT, Parksville’s Committed to above average accommodation. breakfast. Wireless internet. Pets PET, SU, WA Continental welcome.

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Qualicum Beach and Area Buena Vista By the Sea Inn

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Captains Inn Motel

2795 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-6743 • thecaptainsinn.com

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Casa Grande Inn

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3080 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-888-720-2272 • casagrandeinn.com

Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel

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

Lighthouse Motel

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

Ocean Crest Motel

3292 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-888-234-5661 • moteloceancrest.com

Qualicum Beach Inn

2690 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-800-661-0199 • olddutchinn.com

Qualicum Bay Resort

5970 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Bay 1-800-663-6899 • resortbc.com

Riverside Resort & Campground

3506 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-877-450-2211 • MyRiversideResort.com

Sand Pebbles Inn

2767 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-877-556-2326 • spebbles.com

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6383 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-888-883-1233 • seaflameresort.com

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PET, WA Located in Qualicum Beach directly across from a breathtaking public beach. INT, KIT Non-smoking rooms, in-room coffee, free wi-fi. Senior’s discount available. Beach Front 35 room Hotel also backs BF, EF, HT, onto golf course with restaurant, pool, sauna and whirlpool. Spectacular sunsets INT, PET, WA and live entertainment. Free wi-fi. family resort with water activites, INT, KIT, LF, Great playground, organized activities. Spectacular location overlooking ocean. PET, WA RV, cottages, cabins & camping. resort bordering Little Qualicum River. INT, KIT, Family Giant waterslide, two heated outdoor pools season, 18 hole mini-golf, full kitchen LF, PET, WA incabins,campsites.

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$169 $119 BF, HT, O O 7 6695 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach $ to to $ INT, KIT, 1-888-863-4455 • shadyshoresbeachresort.com 229 159 $ Shorewater Resort 46 $110 79 BF, INT, to to O 15 3295 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach $ $ 195 109 KIT, LF 1-888-450-3811 • shorewaterresort.com $ $ St. Andrews Lodge & Glenn Cottages 85 80 BF, KIT, O O 8 3319 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach $ to to $ PET, SU 1-250-752-6652 • standrewslodge@telus.net 100 90

3281 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-877-757-8682 • westerlea.com

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

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Westerlea Motel

Accommodation Features Spacious beachfront suites, full kitchen, full bath, full oceanview. Spectacular location, private sandy beach, weekly, monthly, off-season rates. Sitting on the oceanfront of Qualicum Beach, Captains’ Inn boasts 8 fully furnished units (Bachelor, 1 & 2 Bdrm.) all equipped with kitchens.

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Oceanfront cottages, peacefully situated on a natural cobble beach. Units are self-contained, for your feeling of “home away from home”. Relax and enjoy. Secluded, walk-on waterfront suites with clam/oyster picking from the shore. Kayak rentals. Centrally located for day trips. 16 golf courses within 1 hour. Enjoy one of Qualicum’s finest private beaches. Take long strolls on the beach, watch spectacular sunsets and sunrises right from your own patio. St. Andrews Lodge & Glenn Cottages feature roomy full housekeeping cottages. Cottages look out to sea and are well separated to give maximum privacy. Nothing between you and the beach. Kitchen suites, walk to restaurants pubs convenience store. Reasonable, bicycle kayak friendly, family gatherings.

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Parksville and Area Cedar Song B&B and Cottage

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

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2991 NW Bay Road, Nanoose Bay 1-250-468-9983 • InnTheEstuary.com

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Our Place Bed & Breakfast

$100

1527 Madrona Drive, Nanoose Bay 1-250-468-9408 • ourplace-bandb.com

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

Thyme Away B&B

2280 Matterson Road, Coombs 1-877-248-4494 • thymeaway.com

Qualicum Beach and Area At Nautica Tigh B & B

2519 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-0084 • atnauticatigh.com

Blueberry Fields B&B

2795 Grafton Avenue, Qualicum Beach 1-800-545-6846 • blueberryfieldsfarm.com

Charm of Qualicum, B & B

406 Cypress Road, Qualicum Beach 1-250-738-0907 • charmofqualicum.com

Cottage Bed & Breakfast

3705 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-6812 • thecottage-bb.net

Falcon Crest B&B

4265 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-1989 • falconcrest-bb.com

Hillcrest House

350 Garrett Road, Qualicum Beach 1-877-752-7286 • hillcresthousebc.com

La Rosetta B&B

106 Hoylake Road East, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-7227 • larosetta.ca

Qualicum House B & B

254 Elizabeth Way, Qualicum Beach 1-250-937-9474 • qualicumhouse.com

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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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Spacious guest rooms in a contemporary style home. Beautiful artwork. Delicious full breakfasts with home baking. Beach access TV is only 100m away. Small working farm bordering Bonnell Creek KID, HT, and Nanoose Estuary on Nanoose Bay. Rich heritage dating back to early Nanoose settlement. INT, TV Fresh farm product. warm hospitality and gourmet KID, INT, PET, Experience breakfasts at this peaceful country retreat. rooms, air conditioning, private baths POOL, TV Lovely and comfy beds.

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Charming cottage on beautiful organic blueberry farm. 2 rooms, private bath, kitchenette. Forests trails. Close to favorite tourist spots. Welcome!

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French, Private, KID, INT, Tudor home, ocean views, luxury baths, gourmet breakfast, relaxing garden close to beaches, golf, forest walks. Romance 3 PET, TV, WA at “Charm of Qualicum B&B”. $120 $100 German In-Room

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2 charming comfortable guest rooms, cottage style accommodation, private entrance, King, Twin Beds, ensuite bath, delicious breakfast, oceanview property. Close to beach.

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Come and enjoy the 6.5 lots ocean front private trail to the beach, watch the ocean creature and Alaska cruise pass by and the eagle fly above you.

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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.

French In-Room 2

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Beautiful cottage in the heart of Qualicum Beach. Short walk to town or beach. Guestrooms feature ensuite bathroom, gas fireplace and garden patio.

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$75 $70 to to German Shared 923 View Road, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-0819 • teacozybbqualicumbeach.com $85 $80

478 Village Way, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-5811 • whitleyhouse.com

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Experience our tranquil 5 acre forest and finest gourmet breakfasts. Mainly organic, local products. Quality beds, en-suite floor heating bathrooms.

Tea Cozy Bed & Breakfast Whitley House B&B

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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.

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

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Seasonal Specials STAY ON THE BEACH & SAVE! Check 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 back often as new attraction, dining, and accommodation specials are added almost daily.

Spend less time planning and more time relaxing!

Photo: Barb Ashcroft

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LONG DAYS, RESTFUL STAYS

VICTORIA DAY TO SUMMER BREAK Get the Jump On Summer, Before the Kids Get the Jump on You Hassle-free travel, mildly balmy shirt-sleeve weather and, with the kids still behind their desks, this bountiful and beautiful mini-season is one last chance before fall to relish summer-like conditions without the crowds.

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

JANUARY Fireside comforts usher in the New Year Load up on provisions, shut out the world and curl up with a close companion and a pile of good books. Justify hours of relaxation by taking a quick, breezy beachcapade or an invigorating hike in our wild green spaces.

SUMMERTIME

JUNE TO SEPTEMBER Golden Days & Warm Summer Nights Yes, our vibrant communities are geared up for business and Photo: James Clark buzzing with activity. But everyone here remains laidback and friendly in keeping with our reputation as one of Canada’s most relaxed and relaxing summer destinations.

SWEET RETREATS

FEBRUARY 29 Days to Say “I Love You” Glorious beaches perfect for dreamy hand-in-hand communion with your significant other. Linger in a candlelit fog of great food, good wine and happy conversation. And fabulous accommodations where the wooing can continue behind closed doors.

AUTUMN IMPROMPTU

LABOUR DAY TO HALLOWEEN Throw planning to the wind & relax a little August’s crowds have thinned. The kids are back in school. And Photo: James Clark the pace of life in our charming communities has slowed to a gentle canter after summer’s quicksilver gallop. Go ahead, play hooky for 48 hours.

SPRING FLING

Photo: Summer Hurst

DINE RIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT

MARCH TO EASTER Break Loose & Save on a Spring Getaway Spring fever is contagious – especially for urbanites eager to shrug off winter’s doldrums and spend quality time outdoors. Tulips, lilies, rhododendrons and daffodils heed the rising temperatures and thrust their multi-coloured heads skyward.

NOVEMBER TO MID-DECEMBER Pre-Christmas Getaways That Won’t Break the Bank Browse craft fairs and boutique shops for hundreds of artisanal gift ideas. Walk scented forest trails lined with living Christmas trees. Enjoy holiday festivities, concerts and singalongs.

SPRINGTIME, SWINGTIME

FESTIVE RESTIVE SEASON

EASTER TO VICTORIA DAY Spring Shoulder Season: Great deals, great weather This four-week window rates as a “shoulder season”. The happy result: A few more dollars in your pocket to spend on a memorable evening on the town or an extra round of golf.

MID-DECEMBER TO NEW YEARS EVE Year-end peace, charm & relaxation Imagine a Christmas and/or New Year’s Day where somebody else Photo contest winner (Spas & Relaxation): Jan Stewart does the hard work! Let our culinary pros roast the turkey and fix the trimmings. Allow yourself to be pampered royally by our jolly innkeepers and B&B operators.

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RV Resorts & Campgrounds PARK SANDS BEACH RESORT 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, relax, and find out why people come back year after year.

105 East Island Highway, Box 179, Parksville, BC V9P 2G4 1-877-873-1600 • www.parksands.com

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 enthusiast’s. 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) • 220’ Waterslide

5970 West Island Highway, Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E1 1-800-663-6899 • www.resortbc.com

RIVERSIDE RESORT

Canada Select 3 ½ stars (Cabins) • Full kitchen  cabins and townhomes (newly renovated) • Over forty five campsite with own fire pits and picnic  tables • Two heated outdoor pools & giant waterslide • 18-holes nature minigolf • Seven acres resort bordering Little Qualicum River, 400 yards to beach • Children’s playground • On-site Laundromat, arcades, convenience store • Free Wi-Fi, free guest computer on site • Close to restaurants, attractions, golf and downtown Qualicum and Parksville • Popular with families and groups at excellent rates • Close to clam digging, oyster picking and great fishing • Off-season specials, seniors’ and long term rates.

3506 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2H4 1-877-450-2211 • www.MyRiversideResort.com

SURFSIDE RV RESORT 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.

200 North Corfield Street, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 1-866-642-2001 • www.surfside.bc.ca

www.VisitParksvilleQualicumBeach.com • myPQB.ca

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RV Resorts & Campgrounds We know Parksville & Qualicum Beach!

• 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 & Wireless Internet • Free membership to gym • Camp in real comfort, stay in our Luxury Yurt!

FIRST REALTY Each Office independently Owned and Operated

#21-826 West Island Hwy., Parksville, BC V9P 2B7 Most productive agents in Canada. Based on 2010 closed transactions. Source CREA and RE/MAX internal data.

250-248-1071 or 1-888-243-1071

www.remax-first-bc.ca

1-800-701-3033 • www.riverbendresort.bc.ca

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Accommodation Features Family camping in town along Englishman River. Heated Pool, volleyball, tether ball, basketball, horseshoes and ping pong. Located beside Parksville’s world famous, safe, sandy beach. Just a short walking distance to several fine restaurants. A quiet, family oriented RV park situated on a wide, safe, sandy beach in downtown Parksville, beside the Community Park. Park-like setting on Englishman River, RV sites, full hookups, pull through(s), tenting, flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, playground, off season. Spectacular oceanfront RV membership resort. Clubhouse, pool and hot tub. Close to town, services, restaurants. Walk-on beachfront. Rustic lakefront campsites & spectacular scenery await! Choose canoe & kayak rental, cave tours, walking trails, daily adventure programs, fishing. Family resort with water activites, playground, organized activities. Spectacular location overlooking ocean. RV, cottages, cabins & camping. Family resort bordering Little Qualicum River. Giant waterslide, two heated outdoor pools in season, 18 hole mini-golf, full kitchen cabins,campsites.

Less travel time. More island time. Fly Nanaimo Airport and get more time for what matters most to you – beaches, forests, spas, wineries, wildlife, special time with family and friends. YCD is your quickest connection.  Frequent daily arrivals/departures  Car rental agencies onsite  Airporter shuttle & Greyhound bus service NanaimoAirport.com Hassle-free travel starts at YCD. Located on Island Highway 1. 20 min. to downtown Nanaimo - 2.5 hrs. to Tofino.

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Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville 1-604-929-6905 • beachhaven@telus.net

Cedar Song B&B and Cottage

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

Inn The Estuary

2991 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay 1-250-468-9983 • InnTheEstuary.com

Life’s the Beach Vacation Rentals Parksville & Qualicum Beach 1-877-232-2490 • lifesthebeach.com

Morning-Glory Cottage

121-1080 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-877-938-4887 • morning-glorycottage.ca

Morning-Glory Guest House

108–1080 Resort Drive Parksville 1-877-938-4887 • morning-glory.ca

Oceanside Escapes

105-1080 Resort Drive, Parksville 1-604-684-4066 • oceansideescapes.com

Tanglewood 17

17-1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville 1-604-929-8070 • rathtrevorbeachrental.com

Tanglewood Beach House

1059 Tanglewood Place, Parksville 1-780-819-8440 • tanglewoodbeachhouse.com

Tanglewood Beachfront Getaway

11-1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville 1-403-257-0443 • tanglewoodgetaway.com

Vancouver Island Vacation Homes Parksville & Qualicum Beach 1-888-951-4077 • vivacations.ca

420 Horne Lake Road, Qualicum Beach 1-250-757-9445 • freespiritspheres.com

Horizon Heritage Farm

2980 Grafton Avenue, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-6085 • vancouverislandcabinrental.com

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

McAllister House

469 W. Crescent Road, Qualicum Beach 1-604-643-7039 • mcallisterhouse.ca

Oceanside Haven Vacation Suite 4803 Ocean Trail, Deep Bay, Bowser 1-888-757-2032 • oceansidehaven.com

Qualicum Beach House

3267 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 1-250-752-1408 • qualicumbeachhouse.com

Shady Shores Beach Resort

6705 W. Island Highway, Bowser 1-888-863-4455 • beachloghome.com

Westhill Estates Suites

1015 McLean Road, Qualicum Beach 1-250-594-8888 • westhillestates.com

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Pets accepted. Close to Rathtrevor Beach, this cottage offers all the comforts of home with a pool, hot tub and excercise room as well as close proximity to 3 spas! Close to Rathtrevor Beach Park this beautifully decorated two bedroom cottage has all the amenities that you need for short term or long stays. A beautiful, inviting vacation home steps from Rathrevor Park and beach for up to eight. Pet friendly and available for weekly or monthly rentals. Just steps onto the gorgeous Rathtrevor beach, two bedrooms, two bathroom fully equipped condo with views of the beach and Provincial Park. Wonderful spot for families, couples or retirees. This spacious vacation home backs onto an old growth forest and enjoys private access to Rathtrevor Beach. An amazing location for a great holiday. Luxury two bedroom, two bathroom beachfront condominium on Rathtrevor Beach, in Parksville, BC. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen. Vancouver Island Vacation Homes the premier vacation property management company for Parksville and Qualicum Beach areas. Turning dreams into reality.

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Suspended in the forest canopy these luxurious orbs provide an out of this world experience. Try it out for an night and find out for yourself. Totally private heritage log cabin in a countryside atmosphere. Quiet, secure and secluded on a large Certified Organic mixed farm. Delicious food. Tastefully furnished English Country Cottage-style rancher suitable for mature, non-smoking adults. This charming, very private three bedroom home, situated on 2 acres above the pristine and unspoiled sandy beaches of Qualicum, offers unparalleled scenery. This quiet Oceanfront vacation suite is nestled in a beautiful, peaceful corner of Deep Bay in Lighthouse Country. It is selfcontained with two bedrooms. Imagine walking out of your bedroom right onto the beach. Choose from a small studio for 2 to large family suites accommodating 6 people. Secluded, oceanfront log home with clam/ oyster picking & fishing from shore. Rowboat, canoe & Self-contained suites, private kayak inc. Centrally located. 16 golf courses nearby. Self-contained suites(up to 2-bedrooms), private entrances, kitchens, 2.3 acres country retreat, fifteen-minute drive from town, beach and attractions.


Monk Art Gallery & Studio Rathtrevor Beach Studio 250-228-6648 www.artbymonk.com Photo: Andrea Knowles

Arts / Culture Echo Players Society Community Theatre 250-752-3522 www.echoplayers.ca

110 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

A society of volunteers bringing live theatre to Oceanside and beyond. Monk Art Gallery & Studio Downtown Parksville 250-248-8189 www.artbymonk.com

151-A Morison Avenue, Parksville

Leave your legacy, come paint on MONK’S famous paintings that are sold worldwide. A UNIQUE ART EXPERIENCE for all ages. Monk Art Gallery & Studio Rathtrevor Beach Studio 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.

1080 Winchester Road, Coombs

Morningstar Farm 250-954-3931

www.butterflyworld.info

In three separate indoor and outdoor gardens, surround yourself with flowers, butterflies, birds and other rare creatures from Planet Earth.

3890 Horne Lake Caves Road, Qualicum Bay

Nature Mini-Golf & Waterslides @ Riverside Resort 250-752-9544 • 1-877-450-2211

www.hornelake.com

Voted “Best Natural Outdoor Site in BC”. Lakefront campsites, boat launch, canoe rentals, cave tours and rock climbing. Jamies Whaling Station and Adventure Centres 250-725-3919 • 1-800-667-9913 www.jamies.com

606 Campbell Street, Tofino

Parksville Music Centre 250-248-2411 www.parksvillemusiccentre.com

Karma Coffee House

We offer a variety of lessons, our instructor are inspiring and we are offering one free INTRO lesson. Come in to sign up!!

Watch us roast Mon-Thurs morning. Sample our blends; have a tour. Enjoy delicious Espresso, Latte or Cappuccino. And check out our antique gas pumps!

Smithfords Island Time Gallery 250-752-3400 www.smithfords.com 164 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Smithford’s represents over 75 BC Artists whose works include folk and garden art, finely crafted furniture, pottery, jewelry, clothing and home accessories. Browsing encouraged! The Old School House Arts Centre 250-752-6133 www.theoldschoolhouse.org

122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

The Alberni Pacific Railway is the perfect way to spend a fun-filled day with the entire family.

www.MyRiversideResort.com

3506 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach

Family resort bordering Little Qualicum River. Giant waterslide, two heated outdoor pools in season, 18 hole mini-golf, full kitchen cabins,campsites North Island Wildlife Recovery Association 250-248-8534 • www.niwra.org 1240 Leffler Road, Errington

Nestled in Errington, a beautifully landscaped spot for humans and animals alike. A wildlife experience not to miss! Eagles, bears, owls and more.

250-248-7312

www.karmacoffee.com

A-2458 Alberni Highway, Coombs

Oceanside Place Arena (RDN) 250-248-3252 • 1-888-828-2069 www.rdn.bc.ca

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks 250-954-3931 • 1-877-248-4353 www.cheeseworks.ca

403 Lowrys Road, Parksville

Find us at Morningstar Farm and sample our artisan cheeses, visit with the animals, browse our FarmGate store and check out MooBerry Winery! Milner Gardens & Woodland 250-752-6153 www.milnergardens.org

A heritage building that is home to galleries, gift 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach shop, concerts and classes. Watch artists practice Enjoy an afternoon stroll through an estate garden and ancient forest on the ocean their craft: painting, pottery and jewellery. with a stop in the old Milner house where you can sit back and relax. Attractions Monk Art Gallery & Studio Alberni Pacific Railway Downtown Parksville 250-723-1376 250-248-8189 www.alberniheritage.com 3100 Kingsway, Port Alberni

403 Lowry’s Road, Parksville

Come and experience a working dairy farm with a self-guided tour, sample some cheese and wine, and visit our FarmGate store. Open daily from 9am-5pm.

Est. 1982, Tofino & Ucluelet, Whale or bear watching, guaranteed sightings! Hot Springs Cove, kayaking, hiking, sunset tours, scenic flights, gift shops, free parking.

Corner of Craig & Middleton, Parksville

www.morningstarfarm.ca

Horne Lake Cave Tours & Adventure Camp 250-248-7829 • 250-927-0053

5-1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville

Leave your legacy, come paint on MONK’S famous paintings that are sold worldwide. A UNIQUE ART EXPERIENCE for all ages.

5-1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville

Butterfly World and Gardens 250-248-7026

830 West Island Highway, Parksville

Public skates, special events, lessons and day camps offered throughout the year. Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours 250-248-3667 www.rainforestnaturehikes.com 215 Chestnut Street, Parksville

Experience natural wonders on fully narrated, professionally guided year-round tours. Easy for all ages. Small group and conference group tours. Paradise Adventure Mini-Golf 250-248-6612 • 1-866-325-1874 www.paradisefunpark.net

375 Island Highway West, Parksville

Two World Famous Mini-Golf courses, Bumper Boats, Games Pavilion, Cafe, Ice-cream and GiftShop. Ravensong Aquatic Centre (RDN) 250-752-5014 • 1-888-828-2069

www.artbymonk.com

www.rdn.bc.ca

Leave your legacy, come paint on MONK’S famous paintings that are sold worldwide. A UNIQUE ART EXPERIENCE for all ages.

An award-winning facility with a 25-metre main pool with whirl pool, leisure pool, dry sauna and steam room.

151-A Morison Avenue, Parksville

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Riptide Adventure Mini-Golf 250-248-8290 www.riptidelagoon.com

1000 Resort Drive, Parksville

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! WildPlay Element Parks 1-888-668-7874 www.wildplayparks.com

35 Nanaimo River Road, Nanaimo

Looking for fun and adventure? WildPlay Nanaimo offers zip lines, bungee jumping, the King Swing and TreeGO. Minimum age, height and/or weight requirements. Business Services Better Mousetrap Marketing 250-871-8727 www.bettermousetrap.ca

2nd Floor, 350 17th Street, Courtenay

Events/Festivals Fire & Ice Festival 250-752-2300

fireandicestreetfestival.com Qualicum Beach

Festival includes, ice carving, a chili competition, “kids zone”, music, dancing and lots of activities for every member of the family, May 5, 2012. Parksville Beach Festival 250-951-2678 www.parksvillebeachfest.ca Parksville

Come and see Parksville premiere event on the beach: The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, July 14 August 12! Farms / Markets Errington Farmers Market 250-954-2922

www.erringtonfarmersmarket.ca 1390 Errington Road, Errington

Branding, web and marketing services to clients Every Saturday from May to Sept. 10:00 am. in Courtenay, Comox, Parksville, Nanaimo, 1 pm. 40 + Vendors, Live Music and Coffee Victoria, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, BC. Shop. Errington Community Park. Info Susanne (250) 954-2922 Lighthouse Country Business Association 250-757-8442

www.lighthousecountry.ca PO Box 59, Bowser

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 250-248-3613

www.parksvillechamber.com

1275 East Island Highway, Parksville

Parksville Downtown Business Association 250-248-8079

www.parksvilledowntown.ca 201 - 177 Weld Street, Parksville

Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce & Downtown Business Association 250-752-0960 www.qualicum.bc.ca

124 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Business services to support our 250+ members with a focus on community growth and sustainability. Looking to find a business or service, we can help.

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks 250-954-3931 • 1-877-248-4353 www.cheeseworks.ca

403 Lowrys Road, Parksville

Find us at Morningstar Farm and sample our artisan cheeses, visit with the animals, browse our FarmGate store and check out MooBerry Winery! Tiger Lily Farm 250-248-2408

www.tigerlilyfarm.ca

1692 Errington Road, Errington

Spend quality time together on the farm. Goat Milking, Pony Rides and more! Enjoy the great outdoors by Horseback on a Trail Ride. Fishing / Charters Van Isle Fishing and Marine Adventures 250-338-1935 • 250-792-1993

vanislefishingandmarineadventures.com 164 Burns Rd , Deep Bay

You see unparalleled marine wildlife, picturesque beaches and bays. Fish for salmon in season. Prawn and crab fishing.

Photo Contest Winner (Accommodations): Sarah Williams, Victoria, BC

Meetings / Conferences Beach Club Resort 250-248-8999 • 1-888-760-2008 www.beachclubbc.com

181 Beachside Drive, Parksville

State of the art conference and meeting facilities, the ideal venue for memorable banquets, effective meetings and beautiful weddings.

Oceanside Place Arena (RDN) 250-248-3252 • 1-888-828-2069 www.rdn.bc.ca

830 West Island Highway, Parksville

More than an ice rink! A great place to host a conference, trade show or tournament. Dry floor options available. Parksville Community & Conference Centre 250-248-6234 www.parksvillecentre.com

132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville

The Parksville Community & Conference Centre (PCCC) is one of the largest meeting facilities in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region. Quality Resort Bayside 250-248-8333 • 1-800-663-4232 www.qualityresortparksville.com 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville

Meet with success. Personal service, meeting facilities for up to 200, great food and a waterfront setting. All this and affordable rates. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre 250-248-2072 • 1-800-663-7373 www.tigh-na-mara.com

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville

192 beautifully appointed accommodation units set in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean, the perfect location year-round for your next group meeting.

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Outdoor Tours / Rentals See also “ATTRACTIONS”

Adventuress Sea Kayaking 250-755-6702 • 1-866-955-6702 www.adventuress.ca

889 Little Mountain Road, Parksville

Come kayak wild & beautiful Vancouver Island! Adventuress offers lessons, rentals & tours ranging from 2 hrs to 4 days. No experience is necessary. Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours 250-248-3667 www.rainforestnaturehikes.com 215 Chestnut Street, Parksville

Experience natural wonders on fully narrated, professionally guided year-round tours. Easy for all ages. Small group and conference group tours.

Marc LaCouvee, Re/Max Anchor Realty 250-752-2466 • 1-800-668-3622

Sandiford Homes 250-752-0067 • 1-866-570-0067

113 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

You came to visit, and now you want to stay! We don’t blame you and we’ll help you make it happen, just call us.

www.marclacouvee.com

Marc is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and Accredited Buyers Representative. He offers value-adding services including Tranquilli-T protection. McPherson Group 250-248-5600 • 250-951-6200

www.sandifordhomes.com

679 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Setter & Associates, Re/Max First Realty 250-951-4078 • 1-877-752-6089 www.setterandassociates.com

www.mcphersongroup.ca

21 - 826 Island Highway West, Parksville

127 Alberni Highway, Parksville

Glen and Carol bring a new and fresh approach to real estate with their combined talents. 90% of home buyers use the internet, where we advertise heavily.

West Coast Aquatic Safaris 250-725-9227 • 1-877-594-2537

Nancy Bolch P.R.E.C., Re/Max Anchor Realty 250-752-2466 • 1-800-668-3622

101 Fourth Street, Tofino

113 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Serving the Oceanside Communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach and surrounding area’s for the past 19 years! Our goal is simple~To help you reach yoursl Sharon & Wayne Dumbrell, Realtors 250-248-2488 • 1-866-386-2735 www.cbvanisland.com

124 Craig Street, Parksville

www.whalesafaris.com

www.nancybolch.ca

Our 2 family friendly vessels are each equipped with restrooms, heated indoor seating for everyone as well as 3 outdoor viewing decks.

For all of your Oceanside Real Estate Needs.

Real Estates / Relocation

www.remax-anchor-qualicumbeach-bc.com Sotheby’s International Realty

Cindy Riera, Re/Max Anchor Realty 250-752-2466 • 1-800-668-3622

In downtown Qualicum Beach a dedicated team of professionals is ready to help you achieve your Oceanside real estate needs.

113 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Re/Max First Realty 250-248-1071 • 1-888-243-1071

www.pq-realestate.com

Re/Max Anchor Realty 250-752-2466 • 1-800-668-3622

113 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Glenda Sweet P.R.E.C., Royal LePage, www.REMAX-FirstRealty.ca Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty 21 - 826 Island Highway West, Parksville 250-248-4321 • 1-800-224-5838 A dedicated team of professional www.glendasweet.ca realtors committed to results and 127 Alberni Highway, Parksville putting our customers first. Low pressure, highly dedicated real estate sales together with current skills and abilities. Helping Ron Mehan, Re/Max First Realty Buyers and Sellers achieve their housing needs. 250-248-1071 • 1-888-243-1071 Ian Lindsay & Associates 250-248-1071 • 1-888-243-1071 www.ianlindsay.ca

21 - 826 Island Highway West, Parksville

We keep our promises. Service beyond Comparison. Total Commitment to Results. Information & Knowledge.

www.mehanrealty.com

21 - 826 Island Highway West, Parksville

314 East Island Highway, Parksville

Living your dream is the result of following your heart and a touch of expert advise. For your move, rely on a knowledgeable realtor who cares.

250-594-4000 www.vancouverislandhousesforsale.com 668 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Vivien Sears F.R.I., Re/Max First Realty 250-248-1071 • 250-951-7048 www.viviensears.ca 21 - 826 Island Highway West, Parksville

Experienced.Compassionate.Empathetic. Realistic.Knowledgable.Educated with a Passion for the Job and a love of this Island. Choose Vivien as your Guide! Shopping Close to You 250-248-3781 • www.closetoyou.ca 160 Corfield, Parksville

We’re there for you long after the keys exchange Ladies fashion & lingerie ranging hands on moving day. 10 minute call back in sizes 32-48, A-GG. service. Find us on Facebook - Twitter - Linkedin French Creek Seafood Royal LePage Parksville 250-248-7100 Qualicum Beach Realty

1-800-224-5906 • 1-800-224-5838 Joanne Ferreiro, Coast Realty Group www.parksvillerealestate.com 250-248-8371 • 1-888-954-4433 127 Alberni Highway, Parksville www.joanneferreiro.com

Wayne Dumbrell has 30 years experience as a licensed realtor and broker. Wayne was named top selling realtor in Canada by a national real estate network. Mortgage and custom home construction services.

We are Number One in listings and in sales! We’re proud of that! Rudy Widdershoven, Team W, Re/Max First Realty 250-248-1071 • 1-888-243-1071 www.teamw.ca

www.frenchcreekseafoods.com 1097 Lee Road, Parksville

Fantastic selection of fresh seafood available seven days a week at the French Creek Marina in Parksville. Hidden Waters Gift Shop 250-752-5009 •www.hiddenwaters.ca 208 First Avenue West, Qualicum beach

Unique gifts for the home and garden featuring BC artisans and just a short stroll off the main street in Qualicum Beach.

21 - 826 Island Highway West, Parksville “Building Relationships, Fulfilling Dreams” - As your real estate advisors our goal is to supply the Island Traders New & Used information you need to make an informed decision. 250-248-8344 • molson@shaw.ca 115 Craig Street, Parksville

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Lady’s Mantle 250-586-3800 • www.ladysmantle.ca

SOS Thrift Shop 250-248-2532 • www.sosd69.com

This elegantly designed shop has hand selected items for the trendy, chic fashionista but will not break your budget.

One of Vancouver Island’s largest, non-profit second-hand stores with a diverse selection of affordable treasures.

MooBerry Winery 250-954-3931 • 1-877-248-4353

Thrifty Foods 250-248-8823

403 Lowrys Road, Parksville

280 East Island Highway, Parksville

716 East Island Highway, Parksville

www.mooberrywinery.com

Visit us at Morningstar Farm to sample our award-winning wines! Open daily 9-5. Ocean Liquor Store 250-586-2890

oceanls@dimexgroup.com

491 East Island Highway, Parksville

Quality Foods 250-752-9281

www.QualityFoods.com

705 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Hot ready-to-serve foods, full service grocery market. Visit Quality Foods in Parksville and Nanoose Bay too! Refresh Clothing 250-586-1111

www.refreshclothing.ca

5-220 West Island Highway, Parksville

A place where mothers, daughters and grandmothers can shop together! Featuring Joseph Ribkoff, Kenneth Cole, Mexx, Miss Me, and many more! Sexessories 250-248-7369

sexessories@shaw.ca

255B East Island Highway, Parksville

Let one of Sexessories “sexperts”help complete your romantic getaway. From romantic to erotic, racy to exotic we have something for everyone... naughty! Shades of Green 250-248-2501

www.shadesofgreenmindbodyhome.com 117 Craig Street, Parksville

Earth friendly products and clothing for the whole family. Check out our website and find us on Facebook. Shady Liquor Store 250-752-9111 • www.shadyrest.ca

3109 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach

Shady Liquor Store, where friendly service and a wide selection of cold beer, wine, ciders, coolers and spirits are in one convenient location.

Smithfords 250-752-3400 • www.smithfords.com 164 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Pottery, glassware, metalwork, jewelry, paintings, prints, clothing, folk art & more including “One Off”creations.

188 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville

www.thriftyfoods.com

Whisper Metaphysical Sanctuary 250-594-2872

www.whispermetaphysicalsanctuary.com

Transportation Comox Valley Airport 250-890-0829 www.comoxairport.com 1250 Knight Road, Comox

Only one hour from Parksville. Daily flights to/from: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Nanaimo. No ferries, no crowds, no hassles!

Harbour Air Seaplanes 250-714-0900 • 1-800-665-0212 www.harbourair.com

Unit 1A - 90 Front Street, Nanaimo

105-663 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach

“Come Inside to go Inside”~ Implements intended to aid and inspire those on a spiritual journey. May we meet?

Offering daily scheduled seaplane service between Nanaimo, downtown Vancouver, Richmond(YVR) & Sechelt. Private charters are also available.

Wilde and Sparrow Boutique 250-586-2010

Island Chauffeur 250-954-9694 • 1-877-954-9694

144 West Island Highway, Parksville

667 Temple Street, Parksville

www.WildeandSparrow.com

Spa / Wellness Genesis Boxing & Fitness 250-248-5511 www.genesisboxingandfitness.com Unit 12, 425 Stanford Ave, Parksville

www.islandchauffeur.com

Pre-booked door to door transportation to/from Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay and surrounding areas to Comox and Nanaimo airports, Departure Bay. Limo Ride Co. 250-741-7886

Offering Boxercise, Cross Training, Weight Training, www.limorideco.com Brand New Cardio Equipment, Personal Training Nanoose Bay and Nutrition Plans. Specializing in Team Training. Where GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN! 10 passenger tuxedo limousine. Weddings, Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara graduation, social events, corporate affairs, 250-248-1838 • 1-800-663-7373 ferries and airport transportation. www.grottospa.com 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville

As the largest spa in BC, the Grotto provides an oasis to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Hot N Cool Yoga Club 250-586-4202

www.hotncoolyogaclub.com

2A - 1209 Island Highway East, Parksville

Hot N Cool Yoga Club offers beginners (drop-ins welcome) to advanced classes in a heated or cool studio. RAWenergy, our juice bar. Qualicum Chiropractic & Massage Therapy 250-752-2212 • janet.moore@shaw.ca 235 West 1st Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Chiropractic care and orthotics with Dr.Rob Adam D.C. and Registered Massage Therapy with Janet Moore R.M.T. Open Monday-Saturday. Stonewater Spa & Salon 250-947-2123 • 1-877-947-7727 www.stonewaterspa.ca

181 Beachside Drive, Parksville

Come and rejuvenate your body and soul. This oceanside intimate spa setting will help you abandon your cares. Our personal goal is your relaxation.

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Nanaimo Airport 250-245-2157

www.nanaimoairport.com 3350 Spitfire Road, Cassidy

Hassle-free travel starts with the Nanaimo Airport (YCD). Conveniently located just 40 km from Parksville, with frequent flights from Vancouver. Web Directories/ Resources Seniors101.ca 250-752-4837 www.seniors101.ca Seniors 101 promotes the products and services that are available on Vancouver for both residents and visitors. Websites / Graphic Design Quokka Systems Consulting Ltd. 604-644-6796 • 1-866-222-8898 www.quokkasystems.com

232 - 1857 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Make sure prospective clients find your web site! Book that revenue!  Quokka Systems provides www.TravelInBC.com to generate excellent Internet prospects and the Quokka Booking System.


2012 Festivals & Events

Info on the area’s top events...

Photo: Shannon Russell

Reb Stevenson says… Growing up in Oceanside, I thought our little community was just as action-packed as that faraway metropolis

Photo: Susan Lightburn

grownups called “Toronto.” We had sand sculptures of unparalleled magnificence, a parade just to celebrate families and the world’s premier – and probably only - festival combining chili and ice. Even the Brant geese seem to have heard the rumour that this is the place to be. I mean, they could fly to a Blue Jays game, right? But they choose us. Photos (Left & Below): Susan Lightburn

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2012 Festivals & Events

SEE OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR AT

February • Milner Gardens Early Spring 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 • Fire & Ice Street Festival • Parksville Quilt Festival • Rhododendron Days • Mt. Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society Garden Tour • Qualicum Beach Family Day

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

July • Canada Day • Coombs Bluegrass Festival • Grand Prix d’Art • St. Mark’s Fair • Art & Photography in the Garden • Music in the Garden • Parksville Lions International Kite Festival • 25th Annual QF Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition • Lighthouse Country Bluegrass Festival • The Old School House Arts Centre’s 100th Birthday • Summer by the Sea Street Market (June to Aug.) Photo: Susan Lightburn

The Parksville & Qualicum Beach region is known for over 140 annual festivals and events. Many of these events don’t post their dates far enough in advance to make this guide and there are too many to list. Be sure to visit our website often and get our app for full details. Go Mobile:

myPQB.ca See our online events calendar for details on all the events & festivals happening throughout Parksville & Qualicum Beach this year.

August • Oceanside Overdrive Car Show • Coombs Fair • 20th Annual Kidfest • Jazz in the Garden • Volleybash • Qualicum Beach Ocean Mile Swim

September • Lighthouse Country Fall Fair • Bubbles on the Beach • Harvest of Music Festival • Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild 20th Anniversary Celebration • Milner Gardens & Woodland Fall Plant Sale

October • Milner Faces in the Forest

November • Christmas Craft Fair Explosion

December Coombs Fair

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• Milner Christmas Magic • Bethlehem Walk


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Romantic Sunset Spots THANK YOU to our friends on Facebook for helping us create this

list of Romantic Sunset Spots in our Parksville & Qualicum Beach region!

Here they are in order from East to West!

Beachcomber Regional Park Take Northwest Bay Rd to Claudet Road, then Marina Way. Spectacular views west across Craig Bay to Parksville and Mount Arrowsmith and north across the Strait of Georgia to the mainland coastal mountains.

Madrona Point Take Northwest Bay Road to Beaver Creek Wharf Road, then left on Madrona Drive until the end. Enjoy the sunset from this rocky outcrop!

Rathtrevor Provincial Park Access to Rathtrevor Provincial Park is off Highway 19A towards the east end of Parksville. You can stay at one of several hotels/resorts located adjacent to the park on Resort Drive including Beach Acres, Oceanside Village Resort, Ocean Trails, Madrona Beach Resort, Tigh-NaMara, Ocean Sands, and Sunrise Ridge. One of our Facebook friends suggested taking to the water by kayak for the ultimate in sunset viewing!

Parksville Beach Access to Parksville Beach is off Highway 19A in mid-town Parksville. There are several great places to stay on Parksville Bay including Beach Club Resort, Quality Resort Bayside, Paradise Sea Shell Motel & Paradise Adventure RV Park and the Sea Edge Motel. Our Facebook friends noted a couple of favourite sunset-gazing spots along this expanse of shoreline - the boardwalk that starts at The Beach Club and the old hovercraft pad at the east end of the Parksville Community Park.

Photo: Barbara Peyton

Consider popping into the Shady French Creek Marina Located just off Highway 19A as you head Waterfront Restaurant & Pub or Thalassa west out of Parksville, this tends to be an at Qualicum Beach Golf Course - they’ve both got amazing views! under-hyped location for enjoying the view! A great spot to watch the sun go McFeely & Surfside down. Before you drive west out of Qualicum Beach, turn right onto Kincade Road Columbia Beach and head towards McFeely and Surfside Just past the French Creek Marina, you’ll find Columbia Beach. Turn onto Columbia Drives. A couple of great access points here - pick your perfect spot! Drive to navigate to the water. This is a nice, level neighbourhood, perfect for Mount Arrowsmith a leisurely stroll or bike ride before you Feeling ambitious? How can you beat a settle into your perfect spot to catch the mountaintop for a sunset view? Access to last rays of the day! Mount Arrowsmith Massif Regional Park Photo: Summer Hurst is near Cameron Lake, gained via road and trail on private forest lands.

Qualicum Bay & Bowser Lots of great spots as you travel through these oceanside towns - awesome photo Yambury Beach ops and drool-worthy scenery! There’s a Off 19A between Parksville & Qualicum, reason why 19A through these Vancouver turn off on Yambury Road to discover a Island communities is called the “scenic local favourite beach. A great spot to relax route”! and enjoy the last part of your day! We hope you get a chance to Qualicum Beach enjoy all 12 of these sunset spots! Enjoy your drive along the stretch of 19A Do you know one we missed? that runs through Qualicum Beach, right Let us know at fb.com/ParksvilleQualicum next to the water! Lots of places to pull over and soak the sunset colours in.

Little Mountain Just outside of Parksville, turn onto Bellevue Road from Highway 4A, then left onto Little Mountain Road. You can enjoy expansive views towards Mount Arrowsmith from here!

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