Qualicum Beach is known as Vancouver Island's "garden village."
The temperate climate produces an extraordinarily long growing season with upwards of 280 frost-free days annually. Local officials and residents are dedicated to keeping the town verdantly green and authentically pretty, and Milner Gardens & Woodlands is a seaside garden with winding paths, afternoon tea and gardens with rhododendrons, trilliums and much more.
Communities in Bloom Winner
Many Qualicum Beach avidly tend their own gardens while also volunteering for civic beautification projects that continue to make Qualicum Beach a perennial winner in the "Communities in Bloom" competition at provincial, national and international levels.
The downtown streetscape is a riot of colour with more than 200 hanging baskets are watered daily. Adding to the fragrant charms are curbside displays, back alleys lined with shrubs and flowering trees and an old-growth Heritage Forest near the town centre.
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2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Escape back in time and experience a retreat once reserved for Royalty
Discover Milner Gardens, a one-of-a kind woodland estate and gardens nestled in the peace that only an old-growth forest can provide; an oasis that rejuvenates the soul.
Stroll the winding pathways and magical surroundings of an ancient coastal Douglas fir forest.
Find peace and tranquility as you meander through the woodland gardens lined with rhododendrons, cyclamen and trilliums.
Indulge in afternoon tea in the historic house overlooking the Strait of Georgia.
"One of the ten best public gardens in Canada"(Canadian Geographic Travel, 2008).
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1245 E Island Hwy
Parksville, British Columbia
Situated on the the beautiful grounds of Craig Heritage Park, the Parksville Museum & Archives is a gateway to the past. The museum is home to eight restored heritage buildings (including a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse & the town's original firehall) as well as hundreds of artifacts that help bring the past to life. The museum is also host to an extensive archival collection chronicling the lives of early pioneers in the area. With fun activities for all ages, including seniors & children, the Parksville Museum & Archives is a unique & exciting destination where the past comes alive!