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: 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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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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173 West Island Highway  Parksville,  British Columbia  V9P 2H1 

Phone: 250-947-5921

chris@chrisbarron.ca