Located just 45 minutes from your door, Parksville and Qualicum Beach are The Island Experience. Whether you’re into hiking in the parks, shopping in the many markets, or just relaxing on a beautiful beach, The Island is yours.
Outdoor enthusiasts will rejoice in the activities available here. Walk along the beach among giant coastal trees or relax in the sun in Rathtrevor Provincial Park just to the north of Parksville.
Something more active? Golf at Brigadoon and Morningstar Golf courses among dazzling scenery.
Enjoy bird-watching and take in the Brant Wildlife Festival as the geese return to the shores of Qualicum Beach.
Witness the majesty of orcas, humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and porpoises alongside a professional whale-watching guide, or enjoy the solitude as you guide your kayak through the Salish Sea.
The Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market stays open year-round. Every Saturday, the market is full of people looking for fresh produce, crafts, and creative artwork. Local farms are open all year.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or a place to take the family, the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area is the place to be. Imagine beach-side dining while looking out over the water at Texada Island (the largest of the northern Gulf Islands) and at the distant peaks of the Tantalus Range on the mainland.
The Millstone Estate Winery conducts tours, tastings, and sales. Cabernet, Pinot Grigio, and even blackberry wine are all available.
If you’ve come here to relax, we’ve got that too. 4km of sand is waiting for you in Qualicum Beach and Rathtrevor Provincial Park has the beach, the park, picnic tables, and all the facilities you’ll ever need.
After a hard day of sunning on the beach and playing in the waves, it’s time to pamper yourself at the world-famous spa just down the road. The Grotto Spa at Tigh-na-Mara is the perfect end to a day spent breathing fresh sea air.
It can be yours, if you book now. 1200 square feet of beautifully-appointed luxury in this bright private cottage. With two comfortable bedrooms, full closets, complete kitchen, laundry, and views to die for, Hampton House Cottage has it all. With enhanced cleaning standards, you will immediately know that the caring owners are happy to welcome you to this pristine cottage. This is your home. A place to make memories.