Qualicum Beach, BC is a waterfront community located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The beach community enjoys a downtown core reminisce of the Victorian Era, a waterfront walkway with fantastic marine views and a large sandy beach for beachcombing.
The Qualicum Beach village centre is very pedestrian-friendly. The storefronts, many painted in pastel colors, are decorated with hanging flower baskets and sidewalk gardens. There are many little shops and stores including restaurants, coffee shops, gift stores, community services and retail outlets. Down on the waterfront are more services such as accommodations, restaurants and a gas station.
The waterfront in Qualicum Beach is a big highlight when visiting the community. There is a 4 kilometre stretch of sandy beach and a paved walkway with plenty of marine views. When the ocean tides are low, the waters recede back a 1/4 mile exposing tidal pools, marine life and plenty of wet sand.
The Waterfront Walkway follows the shores of the vast sandy beach. It is a good walking route for sightseeing when visiting in the community. The pathway is lined with outdoor patios, ice cream stands, picnic tables, grassy areas, birdwatching platforms, accommodations, restaurants and many viewing benches.
Some of the activities in Qualicum Beach that are popular include golfing, sea kayaking, caving, fishing, beachcombing and birdwatching. Caving is enjoyed at the nearby Horne Lake Caves. Waterfalls can be found in the Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. Golf Courses are many and everywhere.
Just south of the community is Milner Gardens. It is a popular local attraction with many flower gardens and a tea house. Just west of the community of Qualicum Beach is Coombs Village. It is an eclectic village and a sightseeing destination worthy of your curiosity.