Beach is located on the mid coast of eastern Vancouver
almost 9000, Qualicum is a mix of
artists and their studios, gardeners and garden centers, quaint
shops and golf courses along with great
weather makes it a
perfect place to retire. Qualicum Beach has it all,
beautiful beaches, wild rivers, astounding hiking opportunities,
great wildlife viewing and a town so pretty that the vision will
stay with you forever. Since the early 1800s, Qualicum Beach has been a favorite
beachfront getaway for visitors from all over the island, its
only 30 minutes from Nanaimo and has always been a favorite
place for weekend trips from that city.
Centre is located on the beachfront walking path at the foot
of Memorial Drive. Maps,
brochures, an accommodation booking service and a warm greeting
are offered freely. Plus the views from here are breathtaking.
The Qualicum Beach Museum has an incredible fossil collection,
including a 70,000 year-old walrus skeleton
excavated from a nearby beach, they call her Rambling Rosie. Qualicum Beach is known as the Garden Village. The town has
been a repeat winner in the Communities in Bloom
competition. You can see why as you stroll through town. There
are flowers and hanging baskets everywhere and it is always so
clean. Its a beautiful little community.
anywhere in Qualicum Beach and you will see the pride the
residents hold for their town, they spend long hours creating
their home gardens and the results are just awesome. On the outskirts of town, 2 km up the
West Island Hyw, you will find the former estate of the Milners.
The gardens here are absolutely incredible, so grand are they
that the Canadian Geographic Traveler Magazine named the gardens
1 of the 10 top Canadian public gardens in Canada, 2008.
April, Qualicum Beach celebrates
the migration of up to 20,000 Black Brant geese from California
and Mexico to their breeding grounds in Alaska. Thousands of the
black, duck size geese touch down on the beaches and marshlands
surrounding Parksville and Qualicum to rest and feed on the
algae, eel grasses, seaweeds and herring roe. The migration is
just beautiful to observe.