Outdoors and Recreation

The Town of Qualicum Beach plans to build two soccer all-season turf playing fields at the Communty Park. (PQB News file photo)

Committee endorses $4.5M Qualicum Beach all-season turf project

Letter of support sought from regional district for grant application

The Town of Qualicum Beach plans to build two soccer all-season turf playing fields at the Communty Park. (PQB News file photo)
A shot showing the location of a Qualicum Beach hiking group’s most recent trip to Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach seniors hiking group tackles alpine trails

Annual trip involves taking helicopter to remote locations

A shot showing the location of a Qualicum Beach hiking group’s most recent trip to Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Community Park tennis courts. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville council votes to apply for grant to upgrade Community Park

Money would go toward resurfacing tennis courts, lacrosse box upgrades and more

The Parksville Community Park tennis courts. (Michael Briones photo)
The longest zip line on Vancouver Island opened at the end of June on Mount Washington. Photo by Erin Haluschak

VIDEO: Soaring above Mount Washington

Longest zip line on Vancouver Island officially open

The longest zip line on Vancouver Island opened at the end of June on Mount Washington. Photo by Erin Haluschak
The Town of Qualicum Beach’s Rodway Trail project received $100K in provincial government funding. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach trail project receives $100,000 funding boost

Money to be used to re-establish popular Rodway Trail

The Town of Qualicum Beach’s Rodway Trail project received $100K in provincial government funding. (Submitted photo)
Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky tries out the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky tries out the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Plugging up free camp sites with long-term trailer parking means less access to the parks for everyone else. (Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)

North Island recreation sites are not your summer home, officer says

Long-term trailer parking ruins viability of free recreation camp sites in the north Island

Plugging up free camp sites with long-term trailer parking means less access to the parks for everyone else. (Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)
With so many options in today’s RVs, it’s a good idea to speak with someone knowledgeable in the many choices, like Dennis Moore, from Oceanside RV in Parksville.

Amazing memories await with your vacation home-away-from-home – on wheels!

While distant travels may be off the itinerary for the time-being, Vancouver…

  • Jun 8, 2020
With so many options in today’s RVs, it’s a good idea to speak with someone knowledgeable in the many choices, like Dennis Moore, from Oceanside RV in Parksville.
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

All the amenities, none of the crowds: Discover Sugar Lake

  • Jun 8, 2020
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here
One ruined picnic table at Marble River Campground. (Zoe Ducklow)

North Island recreation camping site closed due to vandalism

Damage happens every year, forcing site manager to reallocate improvement budget to repairs

One ruined picnic table at Marble River Campground. (Zoe Ducklow)
Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only
Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

North Okanagan’s Sugar Lake offers four seasons of memory-making opportunities

  • May 18, 2020
Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!
Your family staycation could look like this

Your family staycation could look like this

At Sugar Lake, find all your favourite Okanagan amenities, without the crowds!

  • May 4, 2020
Your family staycation could look like this
Photo by Ashley Perry (Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)

Hiking in the Alberni Valley

Set between forested hills and the Alberni Inlet, the Alberni Valley has…

  • Apr 23, 2020
Photo by Ashley Perry (Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)
Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Civil Liberties group seeks amnesty for recreational tickets issued during pandemic

The association has received at least 100 public complaints over the past 10 days

Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Tye Woodruff, in back of raft, Al Johnson, front left, and Phil LeBlond, all from the Nanaimo area, run rapids on the Colorado River during a rafting excursion through the Grand Canyon in March. (Nathanael Kotzur photo)

Whitewater rafters from Qualicum and Nanaimo aid Americans stranded in Grand Canyon

Expedition recovers overturned raft before returning to Canada and quarantine

Tye Woodruff, in back of raft, Al Johnson, front left, and Phil LeBlond, all from the Nanaimo area, run rapids on the Colorado River during a rafting excursion through the Grand Canyon in March. (Nathanael Kotzur photo)
Livio Tedesco and Bob Esseltine play in the final of the Oceanside Pickleball Club’s season ending tournament at Community Park in Parksville in 2017. According to the OPC, membership in the two clubs has grown 15 per cent each year. (News file photo)

Pickleball proponents present plan for Parksville park

City staff directed to look into creation of 17 courts in community park

Livio Tedesco and Bob Esseltine play in the final of the Oceanside Pickleball Club’s season ending tournament at Community Park in Parksville in 2017. According to the OPC, membership in the two clubs has grown 15 per cent each year. (News file photo)
Global ROAMS program gets Parksville Qualicum Beach students outside and connected

Global ROAMS program gets Parksville Qualicum Beach students outside and connected

‘Pretty sweet to get some academic credits and spend a lot of time outdoors’

Global ROAMS program gets Parksville Qualicum Beach students outside and connected