Discover Oceanside

Join me the second and fourth Monday of every month to find out what makes the Oceanside area so amazing. Oceanside is the collective term we use for the communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, French Creek, Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Bowser and Deep Bay. I know I love living here and I want to show you what we have to offer! 

Discover: Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Posted on Aug 10, 2020


Join Chris Barron as he heads to one of the best places to spend a summer day here in Parksville/Qualicum Beach, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.

The park is actually 347 hectares in size. Encompassing old growth forests, walking trails, the campground and the spectacular beach. Stretching over 2 kilometres, the sandy beach is a favourite spot for...

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Discover: Hamilton Marsh

Posted on Jul 27, 2020


Join Chris Barron as he heads to another hidden gem in the Oceanside area, Hamilton Marsh.

Hamilton Marsh is located about 5 minutes from the Viillage core of Qualiucm Beach between Hilliers Road and the Alberni Highway. To access the marsh, there are two pullout located along Hilliers Road. My recommendation is to use the second pullout for the ea...

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Discover: Miller Road Community Park

Posted on Jul 13, 2020


Join Chris Barron as he heads to place he never even heard of until someone suggested he check it out, Miller Community Park.

You will find the park entrance and trail right next to the fish hatchery on Miller Road in French Creek. The peaceful sound of the creek greets you right away as you follow the trail along it's banks and are almost immediat...

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Discover: Shelly Creek Park

Posted on Jun 22, 2020


Join Chris Barron as he heads to another hidden gem of the Oceanside Area, Shelly Creek Park.

Located at the very top of Corfield Street you will find this great little park. One side of Corfield the is the open area with the play ground for the kids and grassy areas for a picnic. On the other side is the forested trails along Shelly Creek.

The cre...

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Discover: Madrona Point

Posted on Jun 08, 2020


Join Chris Barron as he heads to another one of his favourite spots in the Oceanside area, Madrona Point.

Located at the end of Madrona Drive in Nanoose Bay you will find a small, half-hidden trail that leads to you one of the most spectacular places you can find in the Oceanside area. Madrona Point is located between Craig Bay and the Strait of Ge...

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Discover: Englishman River Provincial Park

Posted on May 25, 2020


Join Chris Barron as he finally gets outside and visits one of the many provincial parks in the Oceanside area, Englishman River Provincial Park.

Still only open to day use due to Covid-19, this park typically offers camping in the spring, summer and fall months and day use areas including the trail network along the river and the new multi-use pat...

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Get In Touch

173 West Island Highway  Parksville,  British Columbia  V9P 2H1 

Phone: 250-947-5921

chris@chrisbarron.ca