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Escape and relax where the ocean meets the forest

The serenity of Central Vancouver Island is unmistakable, especially against the foil of the hustle and bustle of South Island. In this area, visitors can truly escape into the wilderness and soak up the vast, daunting, natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Central Vancouver Island stretches from Parksville, just north of Nanaimo up to the rugged beauty of Campbell River. The Central Island Region can be divided into three areas: Parksville and Qualicum Beach, the Comox Valley and Strathcona. While the towns in these areas are decidedly smaller than their southern counterparts, each have their own, distinct characteristics and provide visitors with local, high-quality services and amenities that will suit anyone looking for a wilderness escape with the comfort and convenience of modern life.

Just north of Nanaimo, conveniently located a half-hour away from the ferry terminal are the seaside towns of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Known for their breathtaking shorelines, charming town centers, and incredible climate, these towns are popular destinations for Vancouver Islanders. Bordered to the east by the Strait of Georgia and to the west by the Vancouver Island Ranges, Parksville and Qualicum Beach enjoy a warm, maritime Mediterranean microclimate, similar to that found in the Cowichan Valley. In both these towns you can find dining, shopping and activities like the delightful Paradise Fun Park, and Qualicum Beach Museum. Here you can find unparalleled natural beauty like vast beaches, enormous old growth forests and deep, mysterious caves.

Made up of three main communities: Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, the Comox Valley is a beautiful area that is composed of farmland, beaches, mountains and forests. Tucked right below the Comox Glacier that rises high above the valley, this area provides visitors with ample activities and a laid-back attitude. Recreational opportunities are endless with swimming, golf, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and so much more available year ‘round. Skiing is also available during the season at the nearby alpine resort of Mt. Washington! When it’s time to come down from the mountain or in from the ocean, there are many incredible restaurants and breweries that focus on locally grown ingredients and small businesses that offer locally made items.

Strathcona is an enormous area that encompasses a swath of north Central Vancouver Island from Nootka Island to the west all the way to Mount Good Hope near Chilko Lake to the east. In this rugged wilderness, you can find truly endless and challenging outdoor activities. Admire turquoise glacial lakes, scale mountains, conquer oceans and rivers in a kayak and so much more. Unlike most of the southern Central Island Region, the area is home to only 50,000 people the majority of whom live in Campbell River, the largest community in this area. Campbell River is a thriving community of people who truly love Vancouver Island and bring their passion for their home into everything they do. You'll find incredible dining and beautiful local art but at its heart, this town is an outdoor aficionado’s paradise. This is unofficially the Central Island’s sports fishing headquarters as the quality of the fishing in the area is known by anglers from around the world to be unsurpassed. Join the Tyee Club and stand with other purists in fast-flowing rivers, cast a line from the saltwater fishing pier or book a fishing charter and head out into the Strait to find a big catch. ... more information about Vancouver Island

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Kye Bay Winter Beach House

Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Walk Out Beach Access in Comox BC
Sleeps 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2000 sq.ft. House | Beachfront

Nothing defines what the quintessential vacation beach house is better than the amazing Kye Bay Winter Beach House located in Comox on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island... more details

White Heron Oceanfront Estate

3 Bedroom Oceanfront Estate With Hot Tub in Parksville BC
Sleeps 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2035 sq.ft. House | High Bank Oceanfront With Beach Access

Set right on the edge of the ocean, White Heron is approachable beachfront luxury, perfect for your next long-term stay in beautiful Parksville BC... more details

Kye Bay Beach House

Spectacular 4 Bedroom Beach Front Walk Out Vacation Home in Comox BC
Sleeps 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2500 sq.ft. House | Beachfront

This gated, oceanfront 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom beachfront cottage is an ideal spot to really get away from it all on beautiful Vancouver Island... more details

Columbia Beach House

3 Bedroom Oceanfront Home In Parksville in Parksville BC
Sleeps 8 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3200 sq.ft. House | Beachfront

Columbia Beach House is a spacious and beautifully appointed oceanfront home located in a quiet neighborhood in Parksville BC on Vancouver Island... more details

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