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Farms & Markets, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Open from May to September,PineRidge is a productive farm, a fully serviced RV park, and a rustic farm market where we sell our own homegrown produce as well as local specialties. We are situated on 70 acres where we have a 5-acre fenced garden, an orchard and greenhouse, and largely undeveloped fields and forest. We are located in the pristine Spider Lake area north of Qualicum Beach near the world famous Horne Lake Caves.
Boating, Fishing, Sightseeing
Salmon Halibut and Tuna sports fishing on Vancouver Island. Come enjoy spectacular British Columbia coastal fishing and scenery with a professional fully certified guide.
Mussels & More Pottery is Canada’s Largest working pottery studio. We specialize in making high end Nautical Themed Pottery. Come visit our gift shop were we sell our pottery as well as other exquisite works of art and a treasure chest of Silver Jewelry. At prices that would make a pirate pay rather than steal. Studio tours available upon request.
Parks & Wilderness Areas
A popular destination family campground on Vancouver Island! Explore the incredible camping, hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities this region has to offer. Be sure to check out the new suspension bridge! Park visitors to Elk Falls will enjoy the extensive forest trail network and the hiking and biking opportunities available. Impressive waterfalls serve as a beautiful backdrop while hiking through coastal forests. Minutes from the main campground, visitors can explore the impressive new suspension bridge. Access to the bridge can be found off the Canyon View Trail. Adventurous park users will be awe-struck at the views found from this newly-built attraction! Firewood is available for sale from the Park Operator. Reservations are recommended during peak season, however last-minute campers may be able to find a spot in July and August. Reservations for this park are accepted for arrival dates from mid-May Labour Day. Elk Falls is open year-round (Winter Camping $11/night).
Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd. is an Wilderness Adventure company, based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in multi-day and day hiking, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing adventure tours. Our signature hiking tour is The West Coast Trail, located in “our backyard”.
Spas & Wellness, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific Mist Spa where our spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea leaving you feeling completely relaxed and renewed. Experience our signature spa service, the Pacific Mist Hydropath, a re-created West Coast shoreline featuring sandstone sculpted caves and pools. Enjoy the serenity of yoga by the sea at the beautiful Starfish Studio. Indulge in succulent contemporary West Coast cuisine at our Ocean7 Restaurant and shared plates at AQUA Bistro and Wine Bar, while taking in natural island views. At the Kingfisher its all about you!!
All of our candles are 100% handmade with high-quality raw materials. We craft custom candles that are durable, long lasting and have brilliant colour finishes, resulting in long burning candles. Our mission is to supply superb quality handmade candles. We hand pour, finish and produce candles of all shapes, scents and sizes. Our cotton lead-free wicks, quality scents, custom colours and superior Canadian wax, produce a candle that customers can be proud to buy and FBCC is proud to sell. The shop will be temporarily closed from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2nd. Regular hours begin again on Nov. 3rd.
Paddling, Sightseeing, Cabins & Cottages
Join us on a luxury kayaking tour. The Flow retreat includes comfortable lodge accommodation, gourmet meals with wine, kayaking instruction, professional guides, top of the line equipment and many more reasons to go with The Flow.
Sightseeing, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Wineries & Wine Tours, Taxis & Shuttles
Professional Limousine, Private SUV or 15 Passenger Van transfer available. Hourly rates for Vancouver Island & lower mainland. Trained & certified drivers with safety as main priority. Business transportation, Airport Service, Weddings, Prom/Graduation, Birthday, Anniversaries, Cowichan Valley Wine Tours, Nanaimo Wine Tours, Breweries and Distilleries. Coombs Country Market, Cathedral Grove, Chemainus. Victoria, Tofino, Cambell River, Courtenay, Comox Airport/ Qualicum Airport, Parksville and any destination on Vancouver Island Transportation Vancouver Island.
Museums & Heritage Sites
The Qualicum Beach Museum chronicles the Pioneer history of Qualicum as well as a First Nations display developed by the local Qualicum Band. The Museum also houses one of the finest fossil collections in Western Canada which is renowned for its scientific and research value. In addition, the museum maintains an extensive archive of local historic documents and photographs. Summer Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Winter Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Paddling, Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours
Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimos fascinating history in our museum located in the VI Conference Centre. The main gallery offers a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo’s earliest settlers and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Our award winning replica coal mine is a special treat. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson’s Bay Company post built in 1853. Dont miss the gift shop! Museum Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday Summer Hours: Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Wineries & Wine Tours
In the heart of the Comox Valley, on a slope facing the Georgia Strait, 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery crafts wines distinctly shaped by a windswept, sun-soaked microclimate. Named for the gale force winds that often strike the coast, 40 Knots embraces its unique microclimate, adorning its label with swallows that frequent the vineyard and depict home to a sailor. With wines like Whitecaps, Sea Haven, and Spindrift, the connection to the wind and sea is undeniable. 40 Knots was first established in 2005, by a retired Tug Boat Captain who hand planted over 50,000 vines on glacier till soil in a micro-climate hotter than its surrounding area and facing the Salish Sea. Root stock was brought in from the Champagne and Cote D’Beaune regions of France of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay Noir. Additionally hybrids such as the French Pinot Auxerrois and German Siegerrebe and Schoenberger were planted. Owners Brenda Hetman-Craig, and Layne Robert Craig continue to nurture this terroir with environmentally ethical farming practices. 40 Knots employs the creative, innovative and esteemed Chief Wine Maker Matt Dumayne of Okanagan Crush pad. 40 Knots welcomes visitors to come and taste their wines in their cellar tasting lounge, tour the vineyard and cellar and picnic in the beautiful vineyard terrace.
Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Welcome Aboard for your Adventure of a Lifetime! Here at CRWBE We offer you Campbell Rivers finest Whale and Bear Excursions! Full personal Service! Small group tours of 8 or less! Full Day and Half Day Whale Watching Excursions and Full day Grizzly Bear Excursions Spring and Fall! We view Orca’s both Transient and Resident pods, Humpback Whales, Pacific Whitesided Dolphins, Dalls Porpoise, Sea Lions, Seals, Bald Eagles! Our Bear Viewing Excursions can be based on Black bears or Grizzly Bears (depending on the season) and are amazing trips. Watching a 600 lb Grizzly Bear forage the beach line beside the boat is an experience you wont soon forget! We supply everything you require for Safety and Comfort. Transport Canada Certified survival suits along with gloves and hats if needed. Our vessel is a Purpose Built 9 passenger Boston Whaler Guardian. We have all the latest communication and lifesaving gear on board.