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.
Oceanside is a region on the grow — the waterfront in Parksville is rapidly changing and adding amenities for the visitor and resident alike. New businesses are popping up in Qualicum Beach and almost everywhere you look, there are new hoouses going up to accommodate those who want to make their home here.
Home, as well, to fabulous parks, scenery, outdoor and indoor activities, attractions and artistic endeavours, Oceanside is a year-round destination thanks to its warm summers and mild winters. People stay here in Oceanside for many of the same reasons its draws people from around the world.
Welcome to the Parksville Qualicum Beach News’ 2007 vacation and visitor’s guide — an indispensable source of information on the activities and attractions in Oceanside. Inside you will find outlines of the region’s top destinations, things for the children to do, spas, country living at its best and recreation opportunities that are second to none.
What will set Oceanside apart for many people will be its friendly attitude and dedication to customer service.
There is a wave of enthusiasm in the region this year, with a special focus on top notch service and a continued dedication to providing the best possible experience within our communities.