Parksville-Qualicum Beach

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Parksville and Qualicum Beach are small neighbouring cities in Central Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It's a popular vacation area in summer with a number of provincial parks, warm beaches, family fun parks and Qualicum Beach's cute downtown.

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It is located just off of the Island Highway (Highway 19), about 30 minutes north of Nanaimo.

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  • Arbutus Grove Motel1182 East Island Highway, Parksville +1 250 248-6422, toll-free: +1 888-667-7250. Old-style roadside motel that has been recently renovated. All rooms come with microwaves and fridges, high speed internet and LCD TVs, and some rooms have full kitchens. Reviewers indicate the rooms are a bit small but the motel is excellent value for what you get. $85-105 (high season), $60-95 at other times.
  • Beach Acres Resort25-1015 Resort Dr, Parksville +1 250 248-3424. Check-in: 11AM, check-out: 4PM. Beautiful ocean front resort located next to famous Rathtrevor park and a mile of warm sandy beach. Accommodations are 2 bedroom cottages or townhomes and duplex cottages 50 feet from the beach. All accommodations have full kitchens, fireplaces and ground level access. Plenty of parking and space for the children to room. 7 golf courses nearby. $112-375.

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  •   Old Country Market. A wooden market house in Coombs, slightly West of Qualicum Beach. Its known for the lawn on its roof, and the goats that move in (to the roof) each spring to keep it trimmed. The market has a variety of food (some locally made) and knick-knack kind of stuff.

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Routes through Parksville
TofinoPort Alberni  W BC-4.svg E  END
Port HardyCourtenay/Comox  N BC-19.svg S  NanaimoEND


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