Canadians love to play! And you will find that families here put a strong emphasis on shared activities, with parents actively involved in the lives of children and youth. So whether scuba diving or swimming in the Pacific Ocean, snow boarding at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, learning to golf at Pheasant Glen Golf Course, skating at Oceanside Place, swimming at Ravensong Aquatic Centre or exploring Horne Lake Caves, families learn, grow and have fun together in one of the most spectacular playgrounds in the world.
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Being on an island we are surrounded by water, so take advantage of our location and learn to kayak, sail, kiteboard, swim, scuba dive, canoe, or surf. Many outdoor activities here are centred on the ocean or one of the many nearby freshwater lakes and rivers. Try your hand at fly fishing, experience the thrill of landing a wild Pacific salmon, learn to waterski or wakeboard…. it’s water, water everywhere on Vancouver Island!
The trails are endless and the opportunities to explore unlimited in Parksville-Qualicum Beach. Open the front door and you are steps away from adventure. From a stroll along the beach, or a leisurely pedal on your bicycle, to the leg-burning ascent of a mountain peak, or an adrenaline rush on downhill mountain bike track, we have what it takes to get you moving!