Things to see and do in the mid Vancouver Island area

For more things to see and do please see the brochure wall at the Casa Grande front office or ask the front desk. 

Exploring 

Horne Lake Caves Parksville Qualicum
  • Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park - Explore the beauty and mysteries of Vancouver Island’s Underworld in a fascinating subterranean adventure.
  • Milner Gardens & Woodland - Experience the magic of 70 acres of unspoiled natural beauty perched on the edge of an oceanside bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia.
  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park - At low tide the ocean recedes almost a kilometre, providing an ideal place for visitors of all ages to play in the sand and explore the shoreline.
  • Heritage Forest - 50 acres of rare remnant old growth forest - a mixture of Coastal Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Hemlock, Grand Fir & Sitka Spruce.

Community 

Farmers Market Parksville Qualicum
  • Qualicum Beach Farmer's Market - Visit the market every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm, year-rund and enjoy an incredible selection of fresh produce and locally produced goods.
  • Qualicum Beach Museum - A community run Museum featuring an extensive and renowned Paleontology Exhibit as well as the Social History of the town of Qualicum Beach and area.
  • The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre - A heritage building that is home to 3 galleries featuring monthly exhibitions by BC artists and a gift shop showcasing over 100 Vancouver Island craftspeople and painters.
  • Paradise Fun Park - Choose from 2 exciting 18 hole mini golf courses. Open from early March to mid-October every year.

Golfing

Golfing Parksville Qualicum
  • Pheasant Glen Golf Resort - Located at the base of majestic Mount Arrowsmith, no matter how the round goes on the scorecard you will always enjoy the natural beauty that’s all around you.
  • Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course - Qualicum Beach Memorial is one of Canada’s most scenic golf courses, with views of Mt. Arrowsmith, coastal mountains and the Georgia Strait.
  • Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club - Offers a full service Clubhouse for the enjoyment of golfers and guests, with a large covered and heated outdoor patio overlooking the 18th green.
  • Eaglecrest Golf Club - Challenging, superbly maintained, yet surprisingly affordable, you will find that golf course maintenance and customer service are given a top priority

Fishing 

Fishing Charters Parksville Qualicum
  • Water Bear Adventures - Custom local fishing charters start from French Creek Marina and tour all along the Parksville / Qualicum Beach coastline.
  • Active Angler Fishing Charters - Over 14 years of experience fishing and navigating the inner coastal waters of Vancouver Island.
  • i Charter and Tow - Fishing charters, sightseeing charters, we are also the water taxi between French Creek Harbor, Lasqueti and beyond.
  • Alberni Charters - Cruise Barkley Sound in comfort aboard their 34 foot vessel and fish for the big ones on Vancouver Island's west coast.