Oceanside Tourism – Parksville & Qualicum Beach

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 forest of Cathedral Grove / MacMillan Provincial Park
  • The “goats on the roof” market in Coombs
  • Spectacular waterfalls at Englishman River and Little Qualicum River

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