Quality Resort Bayside
240 Dogwood Street
Parksville, BC V9P 2H5
Phone: (250) 248-8333
Fax: (250) 248-4689
Goats on the Roof has been an attraction for more than three decades now yet its popularity never seems to diminish. Located on the sod roof of the equally famous Old Country Market, the goats were brought to mow the grass roof. It has become a natural habitat for these animals as every year a new family of goats takes up their residence here. It has been an entertaining site for not only those who visit the market but for passers by as well.
Located in Central Vancouver Island and 15 kilometres of Port Alberni East, Cameron Lake is found north of Highway 4. Comprising an area of 477 hectares, this lake was named after David Cameron, the first Chief Justice of Vancouver Island in 1860. Known for being one of the warmest lakes in the region, it is ideal for swimming, lounging, fishing, and the surrounding area is great for hiking, biking, making it a picnic spot and more.
Anderson Bay Provincial Park is a local park that offers variety of activities like scuba diving, canoeing, fishing and so forth.
Buccaneer Bay Provincial Park is a marine park that boasts of beaches, scenic shoreline and blue waters. You can enjoy swimming in the warm waters or opt for canoeing; it also offers fishing.
The Deep Bay Marine Field Station is a facility that researches on marine biology. It strives to preserve and protect the coastal ecosystems and promotes shellfish aquaculture development. Guided tours of the facility are available, where visitors are made aware of marine ecosystems, hazards of pollution etc. The grand facility is also available as a rental space for private events like parties, luncheons and conferences. For further information please log on to their website.
Formerly known as Malaspina University College, Vancouver Island University was founded in 1969. The significant courses offered in the University has resulted in immense development in the cultural, educational and economic lives of the people in this region. Nanaimo holds the main campus, with regional campuses in Powell River and Duncan. The various courses offered by them include Tourism and Hospitality, Science and Technology, Business Administration programs, Art, Design and Performing Arts, Humanities, English, History, Psychology and much more. For more details, visit the website or call ahead.
Bastion is a fortification that was constructed between 1853 and 1855 to protect coal mining in Nanaimo. Today, the Bastion stands well preserved and is open to public. Taken care of by The Nanaimo Museum, this beautiful structure is open from mid-May to early-September.
McLean Mill is a historic site located in Port Alberni, British Columbia. The site consists of a steam operated sawmill that was previously owned by a family business from 1925 to 1965, before being closed down due to stiff competition. Now a National Historic Site of Canada, the site has been developed to cater to tourists and provide them with a complete experience of the past and enjoy the rural community as well. After you've toured the mill, visit the tiny restaurants lining the streets, or cook for yourself by shopping from the local farmers markets.
One of the communities that form the Pender Harbour, Madeira Park is a bustling seaside town. Hordes of tourists flock here for a range of activities and attractions can be found in and around the town. Madeira Park also plays host to the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival.