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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Qualicum Beach Visitor Info Centre
2711 West Island Highway,
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C4

Phone: (250) 752-9532
Fax: (250) 752-2923
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Qualicum Beach Visitor Info Centre
2711 West Island Highway,
Qualicum Beach, BC
V9K 2C4
(250) 752-9532
Fax: (250) 752-2923
Email
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Milner Gardens and Woodland
This exquisite estate provides an opportunity to experience a 10 acre seaside garden and 60 acre woodland of singular charm and historical significance. Milner Gardens and Woodland is a teaching garden, "preserve, enhance, educate, and inspire." All are welcome to enjoy the tours, educational courses, and special events taking place in the Gardens this year! Milner Gardens and Woodland 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach. (250) 752-6153, Email: milnergardens@shaw.ca
Bard To Broadway Summer Theatre
Enjoy live summer repertory theatre under a large canvas tent in the heart of Qualicum Beach Village. Choose from three different productions: Oklahoma, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged, and Any Wednesday. Qualicum Beach Village. (250) 752-6813, Email: b2btheatre@uniserve.com
April
Annual Brant Wildlife Festival
The celebration of nature, art, and outdoor fun coincides with the staging of over 20,000 Pacific Black Brant Geese to the shores of the Oceanside Region. Enjoy art, photography, carving exhibits, Canadian Fish Carving Championships, nature walks, talks, and viewing. (250) 752-9171, Email: office@brantfestival.bc.ca
May
11th Annual Fire and Ice
Professional and amateur carvers from North America gather on the streets of downtown Qualicum Beach for an ice carving competition. Watch as huge blocks of ice are transformed into amazing works of art! The 'fire' can be sampled at the many chili booths staggered among the carvers. Businesses and community groups vying for the coveted "Peoples Choice Award" prepare gallons and gallons of chili. It's a day full of fun, food, and loads of street musicians and performers. Qualicum Beach. (250) 752-8594 or 752-9532, Email: info@qualicum.bc.ca
Annual Mt. Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society - Garden Tour
A tour to see 12 of the most beautiful gardens in the mid-Island area. 10am-4pm each day. Tickets are $10 available at local garden centres. Various Parksville and Qualicum Beach gardens. Contact: Kathy (250) 752-6263
June
Father's Day Seaside Cruisers Car Show and Shine
Annual Father's Day Show n Shine, over 500 cars will show off around the streets of Qualicum Beach. This huge show is sure to please all car enthusiasts. This year check out the special trucks, large and small. Qualicum Beach. Contact: Bill Lineham, (250) 248-2399, Email: blineham@bcsupernet.com
Symphony in the Garden
A sensory experience of sights, sounds and culinary delights. Enjoy an afternoon at the Milner Gardens and Woodland waterfront estate featuring the Vancouver Island Symphony. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 2179 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1. Contact Jim Cadwaladr: (250) 752-8573, Email: milnergardens@shaw.ca
July
Annual St. Mark's Fair
The most spectacular, stupendous, giant outdoor flea market you have ever attended. The street is lined with something for everyone. Memorial at 1st Ave in Qualicum Beach. (250) 752- 5414.
Annual Coombs Rodeo
Western-style fun for everyone. All your favourite rodeo events plus dances and more. Location: Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Contact: LeeAnne, (250) 248-8176, Email: chrco@bcsupernet.com
Summer
Annual Coombs Country Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass musicians and fans will be pickin' and a grinnin'. Fun for the whole family. Location: Coombs Rodeo Grounds Contact: Cliff, (250) 752-5096, Email: chrco@bcsupernet.com
Parksville Beach Festival
Three weeks of family beach fun featuring the Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition. Teams and soloists have 14 hours to complete their "sandastic" works of art. Sculptures remain on display until Sept. 1. Be sure to check out all the creations and enjoy the evening entertainment. This is what summer is all about sun, sand, and sea. Join Us! Location: Parksville Community Beach Contact: Lorrie Conn Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce (250) 248-3613, Email: lorrie@chamber.parksville.bc.ca
Annual "Just for the Heck of it, No reason at all Mid Summer Nights Parade."
Music and entertainment throughout the day. Don't miss the "Chicken Chuckin Champion" contest with prizes for throwing a rubber chicken at different targets. Location: Downtown Coombs. Contact: Reg (250) 954-1661.
Annual Kidfest
Kid's sandcastle competitions, clowns, storytellers, entertainers, and much more. A great day of family fun on the beach. Location: Parksville Beach. Contact: Doug, (250) 951-0215.
Harvest Bounty Festival
A Celebration of Food, Culinary Arts and Culture. Over 30 participating restaurants, wineries and breweries serve gourmet food to 200 enthusiastic guests. Location: Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm. Contact: Debbie Schug (250) 248-8207, Email: mermaid@parksville.net
November
Christmas Craft Explosion
Over 10 different craft fairs on the same weekend. Exhibits by award winning artisans, 100's of crafters show off their works, dozens of prizes, and loads of entertainment. Also enjoy Qualicum Beach Moonlight Madness where the village lights up with savings and cheer. Something for everyone in Oceanside this weekend. Location: Parksville & Qualicum Beach. Oceanside Tourism (888) 799-3222
December
Annual Festival of Trees
Magical trees and gingerbread dreams. Come to view and vote on these beautifully decorated trees and gingerbread houses. Or enter yourself. Lots of prizes to be won, all monies are donated to local charities. Location: Qualicum Heritage Inn. Contact: Glenna Taylor (250) 752-9623
Annual Carol Ships Night
Beautifully illuminated carol ships sail the harbour. Warm up around the bonfire, join the carol sing-along, and enjoy warm food and beverages. All proceeds go to the Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. Location: Deep Bay Marina. Contact: Donna (250) 757-9646.

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