Get your hands dirty. Enjoy sightseeing, beachcombing and easy clamming on pretty, sheltered beaches less than an hour from Nanaimo. Easy access to the area and plentiful clams make this a trip suitable for the whole family, including younger children. Plastic shovels and pails optional!
|SUB REGION: East Vancouver Island|
|SEASONS:Spring, Fall, Winter|
|CONDITIONS:On shore in a protected bay, but be aware of incoming tides. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.|
|ACCESSIBILITY:20 minutes north of Nanaimo via Highway 19.|
|TOURISM: Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism|
|SERVICES:Services and amenities typical of a small, North American city.|
|EXPERIENCES:Bird watching is very popular, due to the wide variety of land and sea birds in the area. Also beachcombing, hiking and visiting small, nearby communities.|
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT
Fri, Feb 15
Sat, Feb 16
Sun, Feb 17
Mon, Feb 18
Tue, Feb 19
Wind south 15 knots except northwest 20 to 25 offshore.
*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.