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Where is Oceanside , you may ask?
It's located on the beautiful, central, east coast of Vancouver Island , British Columbia. It is home to long stretches of sandy beach, fine food, spa sensations, festivals, six golf courses and a country flavour surrounding it all.
Oceanside is made of of the municipalities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach , as well as the smaller towns and villages of Coombs, Errington, Qualicum Bay, Deep Bay, Bowser, Whiskey Creek, Hilliers, Dashwood and Nanoose Bay. It is located between Nanaimo and Courtenay, is a gateway to Port Alberni and the Island's rugged west coast, and is a destination all its own.
For three weeks every year, Parksville 's beachfront becomes a display of world-class sand-sculpting. Artists from all over North America come to participate in the Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Championship in both solo and team categories each year.
The event is sponsored by many local organizations including The News and Oceanside's Quality Foods, which has a chain of fine grocery stores on the Island.
Parksville & Qualicum Beach – the Oceanside Region..
Parksville's Craig Heritage Park is a museum lover's delight. Besides a museum building with an extensive collection of local artifacts donated by area residents, there are several pioneer buildings in the park and it is a focal point for the Parksville and District Historical Society.