Discover Oceanside

Join me 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: Moorecroft Regional Park

Posted on Mar 16, 2021

Join Chris Barron as he heads to beautiful Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.

Moorcroft started out as an all-girls camp established by Miss Gertrude Moore in 1934. Miss Moore ran the camp until 1954 when the United Church of Canada purchased the property to continue to run it as a camp.

In 2010 the United Church of Canada put a conservation...

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Discover: Faye Smith Rosenblatt Pavilion

Posted on Feb 18, 2021

Join Chris Barron as he heads to a place he has driven by countless times wondering what it was all about. If you have driven in or out north of Qualicum Beach along Highway 19A you have passed it too. Here is the Faye Smith Rosenblatt Pavilion.

Named after a champion for the environment and advocate for wild salmon, the pavilion stands on the shor...

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Discover: Lighthouse Country Regional Trail

Posted on Oct 13, 2020

Join Chris Barron as he heads to Lighthouse Country (Qualiucm Bay, Bowser, and Deep Bay) to check out the Lighthouse Country Regional Trail in Qualicum Bay.

This has to be one of the most accessible trails in the Oceanside area. It is flat and hard packed making it easy to walk and wheelchair accessible. There is even a guide board along the side o...

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Discover: Notch Hill

Posted on Sep 28, 2020

Join Chris Barron as he gets back to it with his Discover Oceanside videos after a bit of a break due to the crazy real estate market. This time heading out on a beautiful fall day to visit Notch Hill in Nanoose Bay.

Locally known as 'The Notch', this is the hill you see across Nanoose Bay while driving on the Island Highway at the Nanoose Flats. T...

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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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