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  1. Beach Worshipping: Combined, Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Bay produce many kilometers of beachfront along the Oceanside Route with sun drenched sand, carved driftwood, abundant marine life, and some spectacular ocean front scenery. In many areas the coastal beachfront has a paved walkway, unique pubs and restaurants, ice cream parlors and benches so to sit back and take it all in. Low tide brings tide pools with marine life activity.

     
  2. Ocean and River Fishing: Chinook, Chum, and Pink Salmon roam these coastal ocean waters mixed in among the Cod, Red Snapper, Halibut and seaweed. Rod and reel your way to some fresh water fishing' at Little Qualicum Falls for some Trout or one of the local lakes for the Char. Hook, line and sinker. It is as easy as that.

     
  3. Denman and Hornby Island: The eclectic Islands sit off the coastline of Vancouver Island just north on Hwy #19A near Deep Bay. A short scenic ferry trip across the straight and soon you will be among the marine wildlife, relaxed atmosphere, and unique people of the local Islands.

     
  4. Ocean and Fresh Water Kayaking: Cameron Lake or Spider Lake for the fresh water kayaking experience or zip in and around the coastline while riding the Pacific Ocean with the soaring eagles and splashing seals enjoying the marine landscape and environment.

     
  5. Hiking and Walking: Rosewall Park, Mount Arrowsmith Park, Little Qualicum Falls Park and more. Bring a day backpack and set your mind out on exploring the trails and walkways of the many lush rain forested parks in the area. Trails range from easy and short distances to extreme and long distances.

     
  6. Downtown  Shops: With over 40 shops set in a Victorian atmosphere beaming with history and architectural prowess. Boutiques with unique gifts, outdoor cafes, bistros on the corners, shops marketing the unique gifts of the area and the artisan feel in the air.

     
  7. Scuba Diving: Recognized as #1 'Best Value Dive Destination' by Rodale's Scuba Diving. Even Jacques Cousteau stated these waters were 2nd best in the world for cold water dives. The marine life around here is pretty amazing with visibility up to 100 ft. Preferred dive areas located off of Denman and Hornby Islands, Nanoose Bay and Madrona Point in Fairwinds.

     
  8. Coombs Market: An eclectic assortment of trendy stores with charismatic-laced store fronts. One with a roof top where goats live and graze on. The assortment of stores and the quality of goods is something of a flash back to the 1960's, with lots of vibrant colored clothing, hand made jewellery, and unique "I would never think of that" type gifts. Also a Fair offering children rides is on location.

     
  9. Golf: There are 5 golf courses in the Parksville - Qualicum Beach area. Some have received international recognition while all continue to give the local residents a challenge. A definite must... a full bag a golf balls to play on these fairways, over the sand traps, and past the water hazards.

     
  10. Caving: Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park has self guided tours for the basic caving experience in the main and lower main caves. But to see the true wonders of the under world , propelling, and rock climbing the more complex caves you will need an experience guide and a good flash on your camera.

With a vibrant island community and many events within walking distance, please browse this listing of local sites for local information.

bullet Local events at Qualicum Beach
bullet The Old School House Arts Centre
bullet Tourism Vancouver Island
bullet Oceanside Tourism Association
bullet BC Ferries
bullet Oceanside tourism
bullet Parksville  Qualicum News
bullet Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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