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Holiday mornings here typically feature a therapeutic beach or forest hike followed by brunch or lunch at one of numerous bistros, coffee shops and diners. The day ahead then offers active exercise or gentle diversions. Gaze up in wonder at Cathedral Grove’s old-growth giants in MacMillan Provincial Park. Descend deep underground while spelunking at Horne Lake Caves. Play multiple rounds of mini-golf on Parksville’s delightful storybook courses. Or check out the ancient amphibian bones at the Qualicum Beach Museum.


Get up close and personal to raptors, bears, songbirds and turtles at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. Located 10 minutes west of Parksville, this world-class centre rescues and rehabilitates ill, injured and orphaned wildlife. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the museum of nature, visitl native wildlife gardens, meet our non-releasable resident…

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For quick and easy international connections from anywhere in the world, Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is located just 18 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo and is the gateway to Central Vancouver Island. This busy modern airport is home to three air carriers - Air Canada, WestJet & Island Express and offers 7 daily flights to…

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Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is the perfect place to start your Vancouver Island vacation. Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, our Resort is situated on 10.2 beautiful acres of property with peaceful surroundings and incredible landscapes. A short walk will take you to the endless beaches that Parksville is well known…

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Qualicum Beach Ocean Suites offers the very best in oceanfront luxury and comfort. Each of our 8 suites is a modern and tastefully decorated condo-type accommodation with quality furnishings, linens, electronics and appliances: full kitchens, 50” Smart TVs, separate living areas, patio and balcony lounge area, and walk-on beachfront. This…

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Do not miss a visit to one of Vancouver Islands most impressive natural wonders; winner of the “BC’s Remarkable Experience Award”! This unique park offers something for everyone, both above and BELOW ground. Discover underground waterfalls, fossils and amazing crystal formations.The easiest and most popular cave experience is the Riverbend Explorer Tour.…

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Reconnect with nature, family, friends and self. Discover Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Vancouver Island’s Natural Choice for your next getaway, retreat or corporate event. Located in picturesque Parksville, BC, Tigh-Na-Mara provides rustic charm in the heart of nature. Experience the comfort of 192 handcrafted guestrooms, the convenience of unique…

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Ocean Ecoventures Whale Watching was established in 2003 and has been creating life long memories ever since. We offer a very unique experience compared to other companies that operate in this area. Our central, quaint location offers a relaxing experience and, more importantly, being central allows us to access many different areas…

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A discovery-filled vacation waits for you in Parksville Qualicum Beach… amazing sandy beaches, picture postcard views, world-class biking and hiking trails, salt-tinged ocean air, and the small-town charm of our communities. Spend some time in Parksville Qualicum Beach and recharge your batteries. Escape the crush of deadlines, traffic jams and over crowded spaces,…

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QBI is a reflection of the values and characteristics that make Qualicum Beach one of the most unique communities on Vancouver Island. All guest rooms are meticulously designed with high quality fixtures and amenities offering exceptional comfort: 50” Smart TVs, complimentary WiFi, Nespresso coffeemakers, clothing steamers, Molton Brown toiletries, and luxury linen.…

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ESCAPE to a land of fantasy at Paradise Fun Park. We have two 18-hole stunning miniature golf courses, Surf 'N Turf and Treasure Island, bumper boats with water cannons and kiddie bumper boats. Play day or night with our spectacular night lighting! Our redemption games pavilion has 40…

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Experience the shortcut and the scenic route with Harbour Air! Offering fast, frequent scheduled flight, scenic panorama tours and packages, and customizable private charter flights. Fly between downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR) and Victoria, Nanaimo, Tofino, Maple Bay, Comox, Salt Spring Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler.

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#ExploreNanaimo, the place to find natural wonders, festivals, culinary joys and so much more. Visit our historic sites, experience authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer, hike our world-class trails and stay in the heart of Vancouver Island with affordable and comfortable accommodations. Nanaimo is your access point to the raw beauty of…

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Picture 250 km of pacific golfing paradise stretching from Victoria in the South to Campbell River in the North. Golf Vancouver Island is your one stop shop for BUYER DIRECT Vancouver Island golf packages. From a quick two day getaway to the six day Golf Trail, these top 13 golf courses…

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The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world-class event for Master Sand Sculptors and is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting! Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in our remarkable competition and exhibition in Parksville, British…

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A visit to Vancouver Island isn’t complete without going on a local food, craft beverage & estate winery tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return! Let us show you our backyard and help you discover the places that will inspire stories that last a lifetime!

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