Bordered by ocean and sheltered by mountains, Parksville boasts one of the finest climates in Canada, and is favoured as one of the most popular summer family vacations destinations of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Mild winters allow the leisurely exploration of tidal sand flats, coastal wildlife viewing, and invigorating golf year-round.
Port Alberni is nestled in the Alberni Valley at the head of Alberni Inlet, the longest inlet on Vancouver Island.
For decades the main industries of Port Alberni have been mining and logging, but today the town is considered a major tourist hub, situated as it is on the fringe of the island’s wilderness in surroundings that include mountains, pristine lakes, surging rivers filled with salmon and trout, and rain forests of giant trees towering more than 200 feet into the sky.
Qualicum Beach gently spreads in front of one of the most pleasant small towns on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Pause here at any of the numerous beachside pullouts and smell the salt air intermingled with the perfume from the many private and public floral displays.
The friendly seaside community of Qualicum Bay is situated in Lighthouse Country, which incorporates the small communities of Horne Lake, Qualicum Bay, Bowser and Deep Bay.
Combining natural scenic beauty with a wide variety of unique beachfront motels, cottages, bed & breakfasts, RV parks and campgrounds, visitors to Ligthouse Country can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities, and are sure to leave with fond vacation memories.