Ahh, "The Island Life." The natural beauty and the easy access to it, continues to surprise and inspire us. Known for it's mild climate, ancient rainforests, and curving beaches, Vancouver Island begs to be explored.
Parksville, British Columbia
Parksville is best known for its large sandy beaches at Parksville Bay and Craig Bay. The city is on Highway 19A, 37 kilometres north-west of Nanaimo, 48 kilometres east of Port Alberni and 7 kilometres south-east of Qualicum Beach, between Englishman River and French Creek. Parksville is best known for it's sandcastle-building competition in the summer, dubbed "Parksville Beachfest."
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach is a quaint and unique coastal community that offers natural recreation, an enjoyable and relaxed lifestyle, a temperate climate and a supportive community. The community is environmentally conscious and recognizes the importance of controlled development/management and a diversified population base. It is situated at the foot of Mount Arrowsmith, along the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island's northeastern coast.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Known as "The Harbour City," Nanaimo is the fifth fastest growing urban centre in British Columbia. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean Nanaimo is a 20 minute flight from downtown Vancouver or a 1.5 hour ferry ride. The economic hub of central and northern Vancouver Island, Nanaimo boasts a vibrant business community and exceptional quality of life.