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There are so many things to do in and around the Qualicum Breeze House – in Parksville, Qualicum, Nanaimo, Courtenay and Tofino. Whether you want to spend the day golfing, fishing, kayaking, shopping, exploring or taking in local events, the Qualicum Breeze House is located just 25 minutes north of Parksville and 15 minutes north of Qualicum Beach.

The local village of Bowser, BC is just a 1/2 km walk where you will find a grocery store, liquor store. gas station, credit union, gift store, gym, library, tennis courts, laundromat, restaurants, pub, legion, beauty salon, aesthetician, and massage therapist. You will be walking distance to hiking trails and an ice cream stand. The local marina is just a 5 minute drive north in Deep Bay, for all your kayaking, charter and boating needs.

To learn more about the community of Bowser, click and search “Bowser”.

Here is information on specific activities and events in the Parksville, Qualicum, Nanaimo, Courtenay and Tofino areas.


Vancouver Island is a Golfer’s Mecca. From the Qualicum Breeze House there are many golf courses within an hour’s drive, offering a golf challenge to suit any skill level.

FairWinds Golf Course
3730 Fairwinds Dr
Nanoose Bay, BC
888-781-2777 Toll-free
An 18-hole with a par 71 golf course that will challenge all players that come to the course.  They also offer men’s and ladies nights.
Morningstar Golf Course
525 Lowry’s Rd
Parksville, BC
800-567-1320 Toll-freeAn 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that allows a challenges to all levels of players that take on this course.
Eaglecrest Golf Club
2035 Island Hwy
Qualicum, BC
An 18-hole with a par 71 championship golf course on a lush green course will prove challenging to all those that take it on.
Crown Isle Resort and Golf Club
399 Clubhouse Drive
Courtenay, BC
An 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that also includes practice bunkers, putting greens, and driving range.
Storey Creek Golf Course
300 McGimpsey Rd
Campbell River, BC
866-923-3674 Toll-free
An 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that is surrounded by nature and wildlife.  Four sets of tees at every hole allows each golfer to pick their level of difficulty.
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort
1025 Qualicum Road,
Qualicum Beach, BC
877-407-4653 Toll-free
An 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that is a serious challenge to all players that take it on.
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
2250 Fowler Rd
Qualicum Beach, BC
An 18-hole with a par 61 manicured golf course that has a grass tee driving range and 2 practice greens.
Nanaiomo Golf Club
#4-321 Wesley Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
An 18 hole golf course that has a reputation of being one of the best all-season golf courses on the island.

Marine Activitives

From the Qualicum Breeze House – there are many marine adventures to participate in on Vancouver Island, near Bowser and Parksville, BC.

Destiny River Adventures
1630 Island Hwy
Campbell River, British Columbia
877-923-7238 Toll-free
Boasting as the only government licensed, professional river outfitter on Vancouver Island.
Pacific Surf School
430 Campbell St
Tofino, British Columbia
888-777-9961 Toll-free
Enjoy a three-hour surf lesson that includes all gear and surf board as well as experienced instructors.
Deep Bay Marine Research Station
370 Crome Pt. Rd., Deep Bay (Bowser), BCThere are interpretive signs and a touch tank to enjoy. The staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Hurricane Jack Adventures
Campbell River, British Columbia
250- 287-2667
877-909-2667 Toll-freeHurricane Jack Adventures will provide you with the Ultimate Grizzly Bear tour of a lifetime.
Lady Rose Marine
5425 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, British Columbia
250- 723-8313
800-663-7192  Toll-freeSet sail for spectacular west coast scenery.


From the Qualicum Breeze House on Vancouver Island, your vacation will be complete with the shopping opportunities available to you.

Woodgrove Centre Mall
6631 Island Highway North
Nanaimo, British Columbia
250-390-2721Over 150 stores and 724,713 square feet of retail space making it Vancouver Island’s largest shopping centre. It is just a 20 minute drive from Qualicum Breeze House.

Driftwood Mall
2751 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, British Columbia
250-338-1071With over 32 shops and services that offer the opportunity to buy fashion, electronics, jewelry, household, and groceries.

Kids Activities

If you are bringing the children to stay at the Qualicum Breeze House on Vancouver Island, you will want some fun, relaxing holiday adventures for them too.

Paradise Mini Golf
375 W Island Hwy
Parksville, British Columbia

A fun filled place that hosts 2 world class miniature golf courses, bumper boats, games area, ice cream parlor, and a gift shop.

Butterfly World
Highway 4A, 1080 Winchester Road
Coombs, British Columbia

An indoor tropical garden that is surrounded by hundreds of butterflies and tropical birds.  They also host a Big Bug Jungle, Turtle town, a frog pond, and fish pond.

Wildplay Nanaimo
35 Nanaimo River Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia
888-716-7374 Toll-free

Open to anyone 7 years and older to have a 3-minute to half day adventure all year round.  Includes a zip line, four levels of climbing, swinging all while being 60 feet above the ground.

Alpaca Acres and Qualicum Quest
6060 Island Highway West
Qualicum Bay, British Columbia

An opportunity to bring the family and interact with these magical creatures and maybe even get a kiss from one of them.

Tiger Lily Farms
1692 Errington Rd.
Errington, British Columbia

Children will delight at the antics of the farm animals in the Barnyard, and adults will love the looks on their faces.

N. I. Wildlife Recovery Centre
1240 Leffler Road
Errington, British Columbia

When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears.



There are multiple sport fishing opportunities on Vancouver Island, and many of them just a short distance away from the Qualicum Breeze House

Coastal Island Fishing
457 Albatross Cres.
Campbell River, BC
888-225-9776 Toll-free

Year round Professionally guided Sport Fishing. Transport Canada Certified, fully licensed and insured. Full or half day trips for Novices or experts.

Van Isle Fishing & Marine
Deep Bay, British Columbia(250) 792-1993
888-777-9961 Toll-free

Offers year round Vancouver Island fishing charters for salmon, prawning and crabbing. We offer safe, comfortable family and group marine boat tours including bird watching and wildlife viewing, sightseeing, beachcombing, prawning and crabbing.


There is no better skiing available that at Mount Washington Alpine resort, just a 35 minute drive from the Qualicum Breeze House on Vancouver Island. Consider Forbidden Plateau if you are a back country skier.

Mount Washington Ski Resort
Courtenay , British Columbia
Boasting amazing powder and excellent runs, Mt. Washington Ski Resort is your Vancouver Island Ski Destination.

Forbidden Plateau
BC Parks
Courtenay , British Columbia

Although this facility has been closed for many year, back country skiers still consider it excellent skiing.


The wonderful thing about taking a vacation on Vancouver Island is all the dining opportunities Vancouver Island affords. There are many fabulous restaurants near the Qualicum Breeze House on Vancouver Island and these are all within walking distance from the resort.

Sandbar Cafe
6087 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9995
Crown & Anchor Pub
6120 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9444
Henry’s Kitchen
5968 Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia250-757-8288
Nickolini’s Pizza
6590 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9996
Bean Counter Cafe
6996 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9565
Ship & Shore Cafe
180 Crome Point Rd
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-8399

Outdoor Activities

Centrally located for day trips to many points of interest on Vancouver Island, the Qualicum Breeze House is pleased to recommend the following activities. Hike on trails through pristine local forests. For the adventurers, explore Horne Lake Caves, a hike through pristine forests to the waterfall at Rosewell Creek Provincial Park or along the Lighthouse Trail all of which are only a few minutes away.

Eagle Eye Adventures
Dock K, Discovery Harbour Marina
Campbell River, British Columbia
1-877-286-0809  Toll-free

They consider it a privilege to be able to share with you the whales and the abundance of other marine life that inhabits the waters of Campbell River. They endeavor to provide you with the utmost in comfort and safety during your time on the water, to provide the best naturalists in the industry, and of course to share with you the best possible whale and wildlife sightings

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
BC Parks Info
Errington Road, off Highway #4
South of Parksville, British Columbia

97 hectare park that hosts a canyon between two beautiful waterfalls as well as walking trails.  An opportunity to take a hike through the forest, see the waterfalls, and find your way to a swimming hole.

MacMillan Provincial Park – Cathedral Grove
BC Parks Info
Highway #4 (on the shores of Cameron Lake)
30 kilometers west of Parksville

This park hosts Douglas Fir trees that are over 800 years old, walking trails, and picnic areas.  Also home of a Douglas Fir that measures over 9 meters in circumference.

Wildplay Nanaimo
35 Nanaimo River Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia
1-888-716-7374 Toll-free

Open to anyone 7 years and older to have a 3-minute to half day adventure all year round.  Includes a zip line, four levels of climbing, swinging all while being 60 feet above the ground.

Jamie’s Whale Watching
Tofino, British Columbia
1-800-667-9913 Toll-free

Come and experience adventure tours with the West Coast’s Original Whale tour company. Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centres is located in both Tofino and Ucluelet, BC.

Campbell River Whale Watching
Campbell River Whale Watching
Campbell River, British Columbia

Toll-freeCampbell River Whale Watching, Campbell River B.C. invites you to experience some of the most spectacular Orca Killer Whale watching and Wildlife viewing in the world.

Horne Lake Caves

Guided tours led that allow all visitors to experience firsthand ancient fossils and crystal formations.

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