Watch our video itineraries as we explore the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC Canada for four days. We show you where to stay, see, eat and drink in Qualicum Beach and neighboring Parksville. Take an hour and half ferry from Vancouver to escape to island life for the weekend.
Best known for its miles of sandy beaches, there is in fact some 20 km (12 mi) of sandy ocean beach in the Qualicum Beach of Central Vancouver Island. The low tides and warm waters are ideal for paddling and beachcombing.
Within 10km of Parksville. [google]