A land of transcendence

The Moments That Take Our Breath Away

Something special happens when we take a moment away from our busy lives and schedules.  So let the TO DO list slip away for a while and allow a slower, more relaxed pace of life to take over.  Qualicum Beach is a place to enjoy being alive... a place to reconnect with each other and to remember what really matters in life.A longtime favourite escape for summer holidays and weekends, this is also a wonderful community to live and work in... and you might just want to start making plans to make it a permanent vacation next time! There are many retirement living options available to you in Oceanside and the quality of life to be had here is superb.

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Quaint, Quiet & Beautiful

Picturesque Qualicum Beach

As you travel around Qualicum Beach it becomes evident very quickly that this is a well cared for community. From the care and attention paid to keeping the gardens blooming and the grass clipped, to the clean, safe and friendly downtown village, this is a community that takes the time to look after the smallest of details.From environmental stewardship and neighbourhood watch programs, to beautifying the downtown and establishing an official forum to work together to present ideas and find solutions to issues and challenges as they arise. Living in a small town allows our voices to be heard, and encourages active participation in the decisions being made that may effect the development and character of this beautiful place we call home.

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Warm and inviting

Small Town Charm

Small towns are a reflection of the people who live and work in them and your sense of community and belonging can be very strong here. There is something rare and comforting about knowing a place so well,    and to feel that it also knows you. You know you belong when you begin to recognize faces around town and feel at thome when you shop for your groceries, or pick up your mail and go for a walk or to the theatre. Small towns give us permission to speak to one other.  You can actually get to know your neighbours, and are made to feel welcome with newcomers groups and other social acitivities. Small towns offer you the luxury of time and an envirnment where everything is built with a more human scale and pace in mind.

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Delightful shoppes and boutiques

Boutique Shopping in Qualicum Beach

The downtown village atmosphere of Qualicum Beach makes it the perfect place to meet a friend for lunch and then spend an afternoon browsing through antique stores, clothing boutiques, and galleries. Small, one-of-a-kind stores line our pedestrian-friendly streets, as do cafés, restaurants, and bakeries. Shopkeepers take pride in their service and their selection of unique products and are always ready to help you find that special something. Quaint, friendly, and lovely - all describe the downtwon village shopping experience in Qualicum Beach.

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Creative, vibrant and diverse

Life in Oceanside

The Fine Art of Living expresses itself in a love of all things creative and a vibrant, diverse and growing arts community ensures that performing and fine arts have found a home here in Oceanside. Whether your passion is creating or appreciating the arts, you will discover that the area's cultural events calendar is full to bursting. Attend a live theatre performance, a dance recital, or a concert.  Browse through local galleries to admire the work of artists working in clay, stone, paint, metal, wood and textiles. Visit an artist's studio and see the artistic process unfold before your eyes or attend a class and explore your own creative talents.

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Oceans & Beaches

French Creek & Parksville

You can't get much closer to the water than in Oceanside.  Living alongside the ocean has many advantages, from quick accessibility to boating, fishing, and other marine activites, to the incredibly rich and diverse harvest of seafood that makes its way to restaurant menus and kitchen tables in the area. If the smell of salt air, the rush of sea breeze, the call of a gull and the steady rhythm of ocean waves make you smile, then this is definitely a place you will want to be. Whether you are content to watch the waves and stroll along the beach, or maybe dream of a spot to moor your own boat and time to troll for salmon. This area offers ocean side living at its best.

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Unbelievable business

Our Beautiful Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce office is a perfect example of why the town is often referred to as Vancouver Island's Garden village. Located in a quaint heritage cottage, and complete with a white picket fence, the Chamber office is surrounded by a beautiful garden and includes a park bench from where you may take a moment to appreciate this truly lovely small town. From the overflowing municipal flower boxes and hanging baskets to community green spaces and residential gardens, Qualicum Beach is blooming and growing year round. A frequent winner in Canada's communities in Bloom competition, Qualicum beach is also home to the renowned Milner Gardens & Woodland, and has its own heritage forest that provides a green sanctuary of 50 forested acres only minutes away from the downtown core.

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Ride the rails from Victoria

The Golden Age of Rail Travel - Island Style

Riding the rails from Victoria in the South Island to Courtenay, VIA Rail offers daily passenger train service along the Island corridor.  You can slow down and leave the driving to the engineer, while you marvel at spectacular views through mountains, forests and rural farmland areas. Riding the rails from Victoria in the South Island to Courtenay, VIA Rail offers daily passenger train service along the Island corridor.  You can slow down and leave the driving to the engineer, while you marvel at spectacular views through mountains, forests and rural farmland areas. Feel the rhythym of the tracks lull you into a peaceful frame of mind as you make your way to Qualicum Beach. Once you are here, pop across the street from the train station to check out the amazing paleontology collection at the QB Museum, and then wander into town for an afternoon (or longer) of shopping, dining, and exploring.

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