Why live in Qualicum Beach?
Qualicum Beach is a wonderful oceanfront town with an English heritage just north of Parksville on Vancouver Island, BC. Rich in culture and the arts, Qualicum is home to a wide variety of artists including many reknowned Canadian painters, weavers, sculptors, carvers, glass blowers and other artisans. Many theatre productions and festivals are put on all year round, including the summer production "Bard to Broadway" and the renowed "Fire and Ice" street festival. Qualicum Beach homeowners have access to miles of scenic hiking trails, excellent dining opportunites and miles of shoreline that beachcombers only dream about. Qualicum Beach has a wonderful aquatic centre and a fantastic lawn bowling club.
Qualicum Beach has numerous world-class golf courses, all with their own charm and lenth. If you are lucky enough to live in the centre of Qualicum Beach, the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course is only a few steps away. As an interesting side note, this lovely 9 hole course is the 4th oldest course in British Columbia..Thanks to the mild winters that Qualicum generally experiences, most courses can be played all year-round. The prestigious Eaglecrest neighbourhood, one of the most mature of the subdivisions, has a variety of new luxury homes overlooking the beaches and the strait of Georgia and wonderfull bungalows tucked away in the trees surrounding the famous Eaglecrest Golf Course. Judges Row is likely the most famous waterfront neighbourhood in town with summer homes of some of the business elite in Canada.
Chartwell is a modern subdivision in Qualicum Beach with high-end family homes and ranchers, which are perfect for retirees. The neighbourhood is convenient for both seniors and families, as it's located just minutes away from the village centre, Pheasant Glen Golf Course, the airport, sports fields and Arrowview Elementary School. The homes for sale in the Hermitage Park subdivision, a quiet no-through road within walking distance of the village centre, are also perfectly suited to family life.
Qualicum Beach real estate is a popular choice for summer homes and retirees with an excellent lifestyle for all your outdoor pursuits. Surfside, on the northern end of Qualicum is a small sought-after beachfront community, with a mixture of summer cottages and high-end homes. Qualicum thrives in the summer months, with a Saturday farmers market, hiking trails through the Heritage forest and Milner Gardens and walking along the beach or the beach front promenade. If you are interested in vactioning in this area, one of the best sites for information is supplied by Oceanside Tourism Association