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Qualicum Beach

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Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 8,943. It is situated at the foot of Mount Arrowsmith, along the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island's northeastern coast.Qualicum's natural environment and proximity to Victoria and Vancouver have made it a tourist destination, with rental cottages along its coast. It is also a retirement community, and has the oldest average population in Canada with a median age of 60.9 in 2006.Qualicum Beach is served by the coast-spanning Island Highway, an airport, and a nearby ferry to Lasqueti Island. It is informally considered a twin city with neighbouring Parksville.HistoryThe name "Qualicum" comes from a Pentlatch language term that means "Where the dog salmon (chum salmon) run."In May 1856, Hudson's Bay Company explorer Adam Grant Horne, with a group of aboriginal guides, found a land route across Vancouver Island from the Qualicum River to the Alberni Inlet. He also discovered the Haida massacre of local Salish natives. Horne Lake is named after him.
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Side trips from Qualicum Beach

Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching Cowichan Bay
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Campbell River
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Campbell River
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Qualicum Beach

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Spa
Spas
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach Front Park ©
Beach
Beach Front Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre ©
Landmark
The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Vintage Candy Shop
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Vintage Candy Shop
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Qualicum Beach

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort ©
Golf Course
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Eaglecrest Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Eaglecrest Golf Club
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Golf Course
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
2.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Qualicum Beach

Cameron Lake ©
Water Body
Cameron Lake
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Hamilton Marsh
Forest
Hamilton Marsh
2.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Qualicum Beach

Spider Lake Provincial Park ©
Park
Spider Lake Provincial Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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