Qualicum Beach History
When you purchase Qualicum Beach real estate, you’ll be living in a community with a proud history. According to legend, Qualicum means “Where The Dog Salmon Run”, taken in all likelihood from the lore of the First Nation inhabitants who were the original settlers of the area. Salmon is an important component of life in Qualicum and the surrounding area, makingsignificant contributions in both the commercial and sport fishing areas.
Making Culture Count! That is one of the mottos adopted by the Town of Qualicum Beach. Qualicum Beach has not just succeeded in making culture count, but also in offering residents a high quality of life and many stimulating activities to suit a wide variety of tastes.
Qualicum Beach is located just off Highway 19 on the east coast of Vancouver Island and adjacent to Deep Bay, Bowser, Dunsmuir and Errington. There are a number of excellent retail establishments both in town and in a nearby area that spans Nanaimo on the south to Courtenay on the north and inland to Port Alberni.
The dominant urban centres within this region are Nanaimo and Courtenay. They offer a wide selection of retail shops, meaning that you’ll always be close to the amenities. Service providers are also located in Qualicum and nearby. All this is augmented by a good selection of restaurants and entertainment venues to suit a variety of tastes.
Things To Do
Residents interested in big city life can choose to visit Victoria and Vancouver, two of the most beautiful large cities in BC. Victoria is accessible by road at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, about a 100 mile drive. Vancouver is accessible by road and ferry across the Strait of Georgia from several points on Vancouver Island with transit times varying between 3½ and 5 hours.
Popular activities closer to home include going to the beach, hiking, mountain biking, and even things like archery and yoga. The arts are celebrated in Qualicum Beach. There are many special events that display local art and music.
Full primary and secondary education is provided by School District No. 69 Qualicum. The District does an excellent job of providing a safe and stimulating learning environment that focuses on providing students with the opportunity to excel.
Qualicum Beach Real Estate
The real estate in Qualicum Beach offers something for everyone. Would you like a custom home on a golf course? A patio home tucked away on a private lot? Or, perhaps a single family home that is close to walking trails with an ocean view?
There is so much variety in Qualicum Beach – sometimes it’s difficult to decide! But, when you want to be sure that you find just the right home to match your lifestyle, call me at 250-954-5575 or use the form below to send an email. I look forward to putting my expertise to work for you!