Oceanside is a group of fascinating and colourful communities with many of Vancouver Island‘s best beaches. This eastern region of Vancouver Island welcomes visitors from around the world who want to escape the crowds and sample the true spirit of Vancouver Island. The communities that make up this beautiful destination include Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, French Creek, Arrowsmith/Coombs and the Lighthouse Country (Qualicum Bay, Deep Bay and Bowser). The Parksville and Qualicum Beach region are best known for attractions such as: The warmest ocean swimming beaches north of California including Parksville, Qualicum, and Rathtrevor beaches The towering old growth […]
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association is a non-profit trade organization representing over 700 motels, motor inns, resorts, lodges, campgrounds and other accommodation properties throughout British Columbia. There are more than 700 members who represent 16,000 rooms, 20,000 campsites and employ over 7,000 people. Visit the BCLCA’s website to learn more.
Many areas within British Columbia have organizations whose mandate is to promote their particular destination in partnership with individual tourism-related businesses. Quokka Systems, the company that owns the family of TravelIn sites, is pleased to work with many organizations, trying to help bring their members into the public domain. Some of the tourism associations are called Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs). Examples include Tourism Vancouver, Tourism Victoria, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and others. These fall under the bigger Tourism BC umbrella. However, there are also more targeted tourism associations like Tourism Richmond, which covers the smaller city of