Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Qualicum Beach is heaven for those eager for fresh air and exercise in glorious natural settings.
The area as a whole (both Parksville and Qualicum Beach) encompasses eight provincial and six regional parks, each with their own network of trails, natural attractions and scenic outlooks. All varieties of experience from gentle strolls to strenuous near-vertical climbs are served within a remarkably diverse UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that embraces five climatic zones between beach and mountain peak.
Tours and Trails
Plot a course with the official Regional Parks & Trails Guide, available at the Visitor Centre. Descriptions and maps of 16 parks and trails in the Regional District of Nanaimo are contained in a slim, pocket-sized guidebook. Hiking guides are also available in local bookstores.
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