Beach Log Home

Activities

There are so many things to do in and around the Beach Log Home – in Parksville, Qualicum, Nanaimo, Courtenay and Tofino. Whether you want to spend the day golfing, fishing, kayaking, shopping, exploring or taking in local events, the Beach Log Home t is located just 25 minutes north of Parksville and 15 minutes north of Qualicum Beach.

The local village of Bowser, BC is just a 1/2 km walk where you will find a grocery store, liquor store. gas station, credit union, gift store, gym, library, tennis courts, laundromat, restaurants, pub, legion, beauty salon, aesthetician, and massage therapist. You will be walking distance to hiking trails and an ice cream stand. The local marina is just a 5 minute drive north in Deep Bay, for all your kayaking, charter and boating needs.

To learn more about the community of Bowser, click www.VancouverIsland.com and search “Bowser”.

Here is information on specific activities and events in the Parksville, Qualicum, Nanaimo, Courtenay and Tofino areas.

 

Golf

Vancouver Island is a Golfer’s Mecca. From the Beach Log Home  there are many golf courses within an hour’s drive, offering a golf challenge to suit any skill level.

FairWinds Golf Course
www.fairwinds.ca
3730 Fairwinds Dr
Nanoose Bay, BC
250-468-7666
888-781-2777 Toll-free
An 18-hole with a par 71 golf course that will challenge all players that come to the course.  They also offer men’s and ladies nights.
Morningstar Golf Course
www.morningstargolf.com
525 Lowry’s Rd
Parksville, BC
250-248-2244
800-567-1320 Toll-freeAn 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that allows a challenges to all levels of players that take on this course.
Eaglecrest Golf Club
www.eaglecrestgolfclub.ca
2035 Island Hwy
Qualicum, BC
250-752-6311
An 18-hole with a par 71 championship golf course on a lush green course will prove challenging to all those that take it on.
Crown Isle Resort and Golf Club
www.crownisle.com
399 Clubhouse Drive
Courtenay, BC
250-703-5000
An 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that also includes practice bunkers, putting greens, and driving range.
Storey Creek Golf Course
www.storeycreek.bc.ca
300 McGimpsey Rd
Campbell River, BC
250-923-3673
866-923-3674 Toll-free
An 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that is surrounded by nature and wildlife.  Four sets of tees at every hole allows each golfer to pick their level of difficulty.
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort
www.pheasantglen.com
1025 Qualicum Road,
Qualicum Beach, BC
250-752-8786
877-407-4653 Toll-free
An 18-hole with a par 72 golf course that is a serious challenge to all players that take it on.
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
www.golfarrowsmith.com
2250 Fowler Rd
Qualicum Beach, BC
250-752-9727
An 18-hole with a par 61 manicured golf course that has a grass tee driving range and 2 practice greens.
Nanaiomo Golf Club
www.nanaimogolfclub.ca
#4-321 Wesley Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
250-758-2451
An 18 hole golf course that has a reputation of being one of the best all-season golf courses on the island.

Marine Activitives

From the Beach Log Home – there are many marine adventures to participate in on Vancouver Island, near Bowser and Parksville, BC.

Destiny River Adventures
www.destinyriver.com
1630 Island Hwy
Campbell River, British Columbia
250-287-4800
877-923-7238 Toll-free
Boasting as the only government licensed, professional river outfitter on Vancouver Island.
Pacific Surf School
www.pacificsurfschool.com
430 Campbell St
Tofino, British Columbia
250-725-2155
888-777-9961 Toll-free
Enjoy a three-hour surf lesson that includes all gear and surf board as well as experienced instructors.
Deep Bay Marine Research Station
www.viu.ca/deepbay
370 Crome Pt. Rd., Deep Bay (Bowser), BCThere are interpretive signs and a touch tank to enjoy. The staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Just Dive In Adventures
www.justdiveinadventures.com
Brechin Boat Launch (Beside Departure Bay Ferry Terminal)
Nanaimo, British Columbia
250-816-2241An opportunity to take a boat trip to Snake Island near Vancouver Island and snorkel with the seals. All gear is provided.
Lady Rose Marine
www.ladyrosemarine.com
5425 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, British Columbia
250- 723-8313
800-663-7192  Toll-freeSet sail for spectacular west coast scenery.
Hurricane Jack Adventures
www.hurricanejackadventures.com
Campbell River, British Columbia
250- 287-2667
877-909-2667 Toll-freeHurricane Jack Adventures will provide you with the Ultimate Grizzly Bear tour of a lifetime.

Shopping

From the Beach Log Home on Vancouver Island, your vacation will be complete with the shopping opportunities available to you.

Woodgrove Centre Mall
www.woodgrovecentre.com
6631 Island Highway North
Nanaimo, British Columbia
250-390-2721Over 150 stores and 724,713 square feet of retail space making it Vancouver Island’s largest shopping centre. It is just a 20 minute drive from Beach Log Home
Driftwood Mall
www.driftwoodmall.ca
2751 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, British Columbia
250-338-1071With over 32 shops and services that offer the opportunity to buy fashion, electronics, jewelry, household, and groceries.

Kids Activities

If you are bringing the children to stay at the Beach Log Home on Vancouver Island, you will want some fun, relaxing holiday adventures for them too.

Paradise Mini Golf
www.paradisefunpark.net
375 W Island Hwy
Parksville, British Columbia
250-248-6612A fun filled place that hosts 2 world class miniature golf courses, bumper boats, games area, ice cream parlor, and a gift shop.
Orchid Gardens Butterfly World
www.nature-world.com
Highway 4A, 1080 Winchester Road
Coombs, British Columbia
250-248-7026An indoor tropical garden that is surrounded by hundreds of butterflies and tropical birds.  They also host a Big Bug Jungle, Turtle town, a frog pond, and fish pond.
Wildplay Nanaimo
www.wildplay.com
35 Nanaimo River Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia
888-716-7374 Toll-freeOpen to anyone 7 years and older to have a 3-minute to half day adventure all year round.  Includes a zip line, four levels of climbing, swinging all while being 60 feet above the ground.
Alpaca Acres and Qualicum Quest
www.alpacaacresatarrowsmith.com
6060 Island Highway West
Qualicum Bay, British Columbia
250-757-9171An opportunity to bring the family and interact with these magical creatures and maybe even get a kiss from one of them.
Tiger Lily Farms
www.tigerlilyfarm.com
1692 Errington Rd.
Errington, British Columbia
250-248-2408Children will delight at the antics of the farm animals in the Barnyard, and adults will love the looks on their faces.
N. I. Wildlife Recovery Centre
www.niwra.org
1240 Leffler Road
Errington, British Columbia
250-248-8534When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears.
Double D Farm & Trail Rides
250-752-1265Give them a call to see if they are offering any tours!

Fishing

There are multiple sport fishing opportunities on Vancouver Island, and many of them just a short distance away from the Beach Log Home

Coastal Island Fishing
www.coastalislandfishing.com
457 Albatross Cres.
Campbell River, BC
250-287-4800
888-225-9776 Toll-free
Year round Professionally guided Sport Fishing. Transport Canada Certified, fully licensed and insured. Full or half day trips for Novices or experts.
Van Isle Fishing & Marine 
www.vanislefishingandmarineadventures.com
Deep Bay, British Columbia(250) 792-1993
888-777-9961 Toll-freeOffers year round Vancouver Island fishing charters for salmon, prawning and crabbing. We offer safe, comfortable family and group marine boat tours including bird watching and wildlife viewing, sightseeing, beachcombing, prawning and crabbing.

Skiing

There is no better skiing available that at Mount Washington Alpine resort, just a 35 minute drive from the Beach Log Home on Vancouver Island. Consider Forbidden Plateau if you are a back country skier.

Mount Washington Ski Resort
www.mountwashington.ca
Courtenay , British Columbia
Boasting amazing powder and excellent runs, Mt. Washington Ski Resort is your Vancouver Island Ski Destination.
Forbidden Plateau
BC Parks
Courtenay , British ColumbiaAlthough this facility has been closed for many year, back country skiers still consider it excellent skiing.

Dining

The wonderful thing about taking a vacation on Vancouver Island is all the dining opportunities Vancouver Island affords. There are many fabulous restaurants near the Beach Log Home on Vancouver Island and these are all within walking distance from the resort.

Sandbar Cafe
6087 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9995
Crown & Anchor Pub
6120 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9444
Henry’s Kitchen
5968 Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia250-757-8288
Nickolini’s Pizza
6590 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9996
Bean Counter Cafe
6996 Island Hwy
Bowser, British Columbia250-757-9565
Ship & Shore Cafe
180 Crome Point Rd
Bowswer, British Columbia250-757-8399

Outdoor Activities

Centrally located for day trips to many points of interest on Vancouver Island, the Beach Log Home is pleased to recommend the following activities. Hike on trails through pristine local forests. For the adventurers, explore Horne Lake Caves, a hike through pristine forests to the waterfall at Rosewell Creek Provincial Park or along the Lighthouse Trail all of which are only a few minutes away.

Eagle Eye Adventures
www.eagleeyeadventures.com
Dock K, Discovery Harbour Marina
Campbell River, British Columbia
1-877-286-0809  Toll-freeThey consider it a privilege to be able to share with you the whales and the abundance of other marine life that inhabits the waters of Campbell River. They endeavor to provide you with the utmost in comfort and safety during your time on the water, to provide the best naturalists in the industry, and of course to share with you the best possible whale and wildlife sightings
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
BC Parks Info
Errington Road, off Highway #4
South of Parksville, British Columbia97 hectare park that hosts a canyon between two beautiful waterfalls as well as walking trails.  An opportunity to take a hike through the forest, see the waterfalls, and find your way to a swimming hole.
MacMillan Provincial Park – Cathedral Grove
BC Parks Info
Highway #4 (on the shores of Cameron Lake)
30 kilometers west of ParksvilleThis park hosts Douglas Fir trees that are over 800 years old, walking trails, and picnic areas.  Also home of a Douglas Fir that measures over 9 meters in circumference.
Wildplay Nanaimo
www.wildplay.com
35 Nanaimo River Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia
1-888-716-7374
1-888-716-7374 Toll-freeOpen to anyone 7 years and older to have a 3-minute to half day adventure all year round.  Includes a zip line, four levels of climbing, swinging all while being 60 feet above the ground.
Jamie’s Whale Watching
www.jamies.com
Tofino, British Columbia
1-800-667-9913 Toll-freeCome and experience adventure tours with the West Coast’s Original Whale tour company. Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centres is located in both Tofino and Ucluelet, BC.
Campbell River Whale Watching
Campbell River Whale Watching
Campbell River, British Columbia
1-877-909-2667 Toll-freeCampbell River Whale Watching, Campbell River B.C. invites you to experience some of the most spectacular Orca Killer Whale watching and Wildlife viewing in the world.
Horne Lake Caves
www.hornelake.com
250-248-7829Guided tours led that allow all visitors to experience firsthand ancient fossils and crystal formations.