Parksville &
Qualicum Beach

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Parksville & Qualicum Beach Area

The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world-class event for Master Sand Sculptors and is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting!
Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in our remarkable competition and exhibition in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. Sculptors have 30 hours over four days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water (and a lot of ingenuity!).
The 2019 competition takes place July 12 (2pm-9pm) and July 13/14 (9am-9pm). The 2019 exhibition is open daily 9am-9pm July 15-August 18.
Entry to the exhibition is by a suggested donation of $4 per person. Proceeds from your donation support several local non-profit organizations with approx. $60,000 per year being donated back to these volunteer community groups.

The BC SPCA Parksville Qualicum Beach & District Branch has a fundraiser this month that will see animal-lovers getting locked in kennels with a furry friend.
Lock-In For Love takes place Friday, August 16 and the passionate participants hope to generate some revenue so the SPCA can continue to support the best care for their shelter animals.

A fun, free, and family-oriented event with activities for kids of all ages!
Activities include a live owl, pony rides, pioneer games, and much more.

Things To Do In

Parksville & Qualicum Beach Area

One of the oldest buildings in the area. The MAC showcases the works of 2D, 3D, and performance art!
The arts are a vital part of every healthy community and the MAC has a role to play in making this the best place to live, work and play for everyone who comes in our doors: artists, students, customers, renters, art lovers, volunteers, staff, visitors and community.

Archery Tag

A cross between paintball & dodgeball challenge your friends and family with your archery skills.


European designed karts and 35 turn road course will provide a thrilling ride sitting just inches off the track surface.

The Old School House Arts Centre, the artistic focal point for the area, is located in the heart of the picturesque community of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Over 30,000 visitors cross our threshold every year, from every corner of the world.

Horne Lake Caves is about outdoor adventure – learning and seeing nature with new eyes. It’s about our staff, who openly welcome and share their knowledge and experience.
Horne Lake Caves and Outdoor Centre’s theme of respecting yourself, others, and the environment promotes a positive environment for all park visitors.

The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort believes in offering guest experiences that go beyond the expected.
Treatments include facials, body wraps, body glows, massages, manicures and pedicures, many with a focus on West Coast natural ingredients.
Access to the Grotto Mineral Pool, invigorating cool-splash waterfall and whirlpool is complimentary with any sixty minute spa treatment booking on the day of services or can be enjoyed without a booked treatment for a facility fee.

Our focus is to give you the best skydiving experience possible. From the greeting at the front door to the when you leave.
The training is professional and personalized just for you and your group. We will walk you through the entire operation from how the parachute is packed to showing you what to expect from the plane ride up and how to exit the aircraft properly to ensure you have the best skydiving experience possible.
We will train you how to land safely right back where we started at the drop zone.

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association partners “with the citizens of Vancouver Island to establish a facility for the care of ill, injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public on wildlife and environmental issues.”
We are a non-profit organization that cares for the well-being of Vancouver Island wildlife and strives to educate the public. We continue because of amazing volunteers and incredible community support. Come out for a visit!

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