In keeping with Qualicum Beach's homespun identity, accommodation options within municipal limits are dominated by relaxed and welcoming seaside motels, small resorts and B&Bs.
Inns, cottages, campgrounds and long-term guest houses are also available. The region's major resorts, hotels and motels are clustered oceanside in nearby Parksville. There are even unique treehouses suspended in the forest!
A handful of multi-unit inns, cottages and resorts are strung along the Oceanside Route (aka the West Island Highway or Route #19A) as far west as Bowser and Qualicum Bay. Many of these offer beach access and/or ocean views at reasonable prices. Most B&Bs are located either in town itself or nearby. Many of the homes feature the kind of lush gardens for which the town is famous.
Camping & RVs
Set up tents in wooded glades or next to ocean, river or lake. Horne Lake Regional Park (near Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park) is a 30-minute drive inland from Qualicum Beach, and has year-round lakeside and forested sites for tents and RVs; groups can also rent teepees here in high season.