Top things to do

Canadian in Parksville & Qualicum

Bistro 694

Ask the locals and they'll tell you to cancel your dinner plans and head straight here. You'll find an intimate, candlelit dining room little bigger than a train carriage and a big-city menu fusing top-notch regiona…
Farm in Parksville & Qualicum

Morningstar Farm

Check out the region's 'locavore' credentials at this delightful and highly welcoming working farmstead. Let your kids run wild – most will quickly fall in love with the rabbits – then hunt down some samples from th…
Market in Parksville & Qualicum

Coombs Old Country Market

The mother of all pit stops, this sprawling, ever-expanding indoor food and crafts menagerie is stuffed with bakery and produce delectables. It attracts huge numbers of visitors on summer days, when cameras are poin…
Gardens in Parksville & Qualicum

Milner Gardens & Woodland

This idyllic outdoor attraction combines rambling forest trails shaded by centuries-old trees with flower-packed gardens planted with magnificent trilliums and rhododendrons. Meander down to the 1930s tearoom on a s…
Park in Parksville & Qualicum

Horne Lake Caves & Outdoor Centre

A 45-minute drive from Parksville delivers you to BC's best spelunking. Some caves are open to the public for self-exploration, though the excellent guided tours are recommended, from family-friendly to extreme; boo…
Seafood in Parksville & Qualicum

Fish Tales Café

This Tudoresque landmark has the look of an old-school English tea shop, but it's been reeling in visitors with its perfect fish and chips for years. It's worth exploring the non-deep-fried dishes; the grilled salmo…