Our Recommendations For A Memorable Experience

Restaurants

Lefty’s Fresh Food

710 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach

This is a go to breakfast meeting spot for the LAB, and our best downtown patio for some people watching on a sunny summer day.

Tidal Taco Shack

6001 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach

Sam’s Sushi

890 Wembley Road, Parksville

Sam and his team are so nice that you'll want to go for Sushi everyday. They offer fresh sushi for exceptional value in a casual setting. This is a LAB favourite for a quick guilt free lunch.

French Press Cafe

692 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach

This is a LAB favourite for lunch or lattes. Soups, salads, and sandwiches all made from scratch. They also have every milk alternative there is, try a cashew milk latte.

Riso

15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantsville

250 390 0777

Realm Food Co.

2-180 Craig Street, Parksville

Realm is a great place to stop in for a quick lunch. They offer a variety of delicious options that are all backed by their sustainable farm to table mantra. Realm also has a special Sunday brunch menu which is a novelty for the area. For take out call 250 586 1158

Cuckoo Trattoria

2310 Alberni Highway, Coombs

Cuckoos Trattoria, located behind The Old Country Market. For reservations call 250 248 6280

Bistro 694

694 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Right downtown, this favourite with the local live theatre crowd has a warm, intimate setting and ambience that connects perfectly with the high level food quality. Excellent service. Great for a date night or a special occasion.

C View – Qualicum Beach Inn

2690 Island Highway West , Qualicum Beach

Mid century modern design and various settings make this a great spot for casual cocktails or a special occasion. Live music on Thursday evenings, and the best summer patio in town. Open until midnight 7 days a week.

Recreation

Eaglecrest Golf Club

2035 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach

Set amongst the well established Eaglecrest neighbourhood and perched above Eaglecrest beach this 18 hole course provides a fun but challenging round of golf with lots of interest throughout. The clubhouse is a social hub with a sunny patio, restaurant and bar as well as a community room featuring months movies, yoga and more.

Pheasant Glen Golf Course

1025 Qualicum Road, Qualicum Beach

A challenging 18 hole course set amongst lush natural surroundings with some vivid mountain views. They have the best practice facilities in the area and a well established Juniors program for the youth. A LAB favourite for men's night followed by dinner and drinks on the Pheasants Nest Patio perched above the 18th green.

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course

469 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach

One of the best kept courses on Vancouver Island with some great views. A nine hole course making a LAB favourite for a quick friday afternoon round of casual golf followed by sunset cocktails at the Qualicum Beach Inn across the street.

Parksville Community Park

, Parksville

Established right on the beach boardwalk, Parksville Community Park is a great place to take the kids during the summer months. There is a water park, picnic area, lacross box, playground, beach volleyball courts, and baseball fields. Often local food trucks set up in this area as well.

Tofino

, Tofino

Tofino is a one of a kind west coast town with excellent surfing, camping, and storm watching. Just 3 hours west of Qualicum Beach, Tofino is accessible on a day excursion but a variety of accommodations make it a great place for a weekend getaway.

Ravensong Aquatic Center

737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

Ravensong is a fully accessible centre operated by the Regional District of Nanaimo. It hosts aquatic programs including swimming lessons, leadership programs, and community events and is the home pool for local swim clubs. For further information about current programs and events pick up the latest Active Living Guide throughout the Regional District or contact the department department by calling 250 752 5014 or emailing recparks@rdn.bc.ca.

Health & Wellness

Jim’s Gym

1222 Industrial Way , Parksville

Arguably the best training facility north of Victoria, Jim's Gym offers 10, 000 sq. ft of state of the art equipment as well as personal training, TRX, Spin classes and more. The staff at Jim's take a personalized approach making it a comfortable environment for anyone to reach their fitness goals.

Kick Start Fitness

1530 Springhill Road, Parksville

Kick Start Fitness offers a variety of classes. They also have full programs specializing in weight loss that have proved to be very successful. For more information contact Beth Alden at 250 586 2011.

The Grotto Spa

1155 Resort Drive , Parksville

Recently named #1 spa in Canada, The Grotta Spa at TighNaMara Resort is a great place to go for a day of relaxation. They also have a mineral pool and robe friendly tapa lounge for post-treatment dining and libations.

CrossFit Qualicum Beach

101-166 First Avenue West, Qualicum Beach

This is a new business in Qualicum Beach that offers daily classes for those who enjoy an intense work out.

Bodysculptors Fitness

225 W Second Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Bodysculptors is Qualicum's quaint local gym. For more information 250 752 5553

Hot N Cool Yoga Club

1-675 Fir Street, Qualicum Beach

Hot N Cool Yoga Club offers a variety of different yoga classes at two studios, one downtown Qualicum Beach and one in South Parksville.

Trails

Qualicum River Trails via Waters Road

Waters Road, Qualicum Beach

A sloping unmaintained nature trail that meanders along the Qualicum River popular with hikers, runners and the fishing community.

Laburnum Trails

Laburnum & Claymore Road, Qualicum Beach

Built by the local biking community this is a large and growing group of trails popular with mountain bikers and hikers alike.

Arbutus Trails

Arbutus Road, Qualicum Beach

A unmaintained resident nature trail for dog walkers along with a number of recently built trails for hiking or biking that connect with the Laburnum Road trails.

Community Park Trails

Civic Center, Qualicum Beach

At over 100 acres this is the largest of our numerous town parks with a series of maintained nature trails with an outside loop of approx. 2.5 kilometres. There is an off leash section popular with dog walkers as well as a number of access points from various residential neighbourhoods. This is also home to the annual Qualicum Beach Triathlon. Accused from the Civic Centre and Rec Fields, Larch Drive, Laburnum Road & Arbutus Road.

Pheasant Glen

Qualicum Road, Qualicum Beach

An unmaintained nature trail that runs around the 18 hole golf course and connects with various unmaintained biking and hiking trails off the hydro service road beneath the power lines

Dollymount South

, Qualicum Beach

A multi use paved path ideal for bikes, scooters or runners spanning from one end of town to the next with several access point between and an array of scenery along the way. Additional access points from West Ridge, Hoylake Rd, Beach Road, Berwick Rd and Qualicum Rd.

Dollymount North

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A multi use paved path ideal for bikes, scooters or runners spanning from one end of town to the next with several access point between and an array of scenery along the way. Additional access points from West Ridge, Hoylake Rd, Beach Road, Berwick Rd and Qualicum Rd.

Grandon Creek

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A well maintained sloping nature trail that meanders alongside Grandon Creek leading to the beach with an additional access from the end of West Crescent.

Heritage Forest Walking Trails

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Easy walking along maintained chip trails amongst mature growth forest. Also accessed from Sunningdale Rd, St Andrews Rd, Hemsworth Rd, and East Crescent

Kids & Families

Parksville Community Park

, Parksville

Established right on the beach boardwalk, Parksville Community Park is a great place to take the kids during the summer months. There is a water park, picnic area, lacross box, playground, beach volleyball courts, and baseball fields. Often local food trucks set up in this area as well.

Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park

1000 Resort Drive, Parksville

Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park

375 West Island Highway, Parksville

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

1240 Leffler Road, Errington

Oceanside Place Arena

830 Island Highway W, Parksville

Oceanside Place Arena offers skating and hockey programs for all ages.

Qualicum Beach School of Dance

744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach School of Dance offers a variety of different classes for ages 3 and up. For more information call 250 752 0227 or email qbsd@shaw.ca.

Deep Bay Marine Station

370 Crome Point Road, Bowser

The Deep Bay Marine Field Station supports both pure and applied coastal and marine research activities related to: sustainable shellfish aquaculture development; preservation of coastal ecosystems; and inter-disciplinary projects involving local communities. For more information email deepbay@viu.ca

Tiger Lily Farm

1692 Errington Road, Errington

Tiger Lily is a family operated farm offering trail rides, birthday parties, petting zoo, riding lessons, summer camps, other barnyard fun! Email info@tigerlilyfarm.ca or call 250-248-2408 for more information and booking.

Oceanside BMX

, Qualicum Beach

Oceanside BMX is a non-profit society dedicated to providing a Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racing facility and events.

Beaches

Eaglecrest Beach

Seacrest Place, Qualicum Beach

Visit the multiple public beach access point on Seacrest & Butterball

Kinkade Beach

Kinkade Road, Qualicum Beach

Judges Row

Judges Row,

There are three beach accesses on Judges Row. A locals favourite for a quieter beach experience.

Four Poles

West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach

With the Beach Hut Restaurant, public washrooms, picnic tables, shaded grassy areas and sandy beaches Four Poles is a favourite spot for families.

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

1249 Rath Road , Parksville

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park offers wooded trails, large day-use park area, beautiful sandy beaches, bird watching and year round camping. For more information call 250-474-1336 or email office@rclparks.ca

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