Parksville & Qualicum Beach
Sweeping coastal vistas and golden beaches will dazzle your senses in “Canada’s Riviera”.
One of the key reasons for the popularity of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area is the quality and variety of the golf courses. And while it may seem impossible to be distracted from the fabulous golf, the Oceanside area’s beaches, resorts and spas are simply irresistible, and combined for your convenience in our Parksville and Qualicum Beach Golf Packages.
The Oceanside area includes two communities Parksville, located just a half hour north of Nanaimo, and Qualicum Beach a half hour further north of Parksville.
Parksville is a well established resort community on the east side of the Island, famous for its long sandy beach. Ebbing tides can expose up to 19 km of shore, leaving large shallow pools in the sand, perfect digging spots for young castle builders. The ocean water in this area warms to a comfortable swimming temperature in the summer.
Informally considered the twin city with neighbouring Parksville, Qualicum Beach has character unto its own. It’s small town charm, natural beauty, climate and prime location between Mount Arrowsmith and the Straight of Georgia make it a popular tourist spot.
And gateway to the Oceanside area is
Known as the Harbour City, Nanaimo is Vancouver Island’s second largest city with a beautiful waterfront, wharf, walkways, shops and cafes at the marina. Nanaimo also has two major ferry terminals connecting Vancouver Island to the mainland. One takes travelers from Duke Point to Tswawassen, south of Vancouver. The other terminal operates ferries to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Nanaimo Airport is serviced with 11 daily flights from Vancouver by Air Canada.