Situated on a secluded beachfront setting with the Pacific Ocean right at your door step, there are many things to see and do at the Beach Log Home in Bowser, BC (near Parksville & Qualicum).

The Central Vancouver Island region, is known as “Vancouver Island’s Jewel”. Throughout the year the area boasts the warmest temperatures and greatest number of sunny days. Superb scenery beckons from every viewpoint. The ocean vistas take in snow-capped mountains on the mainland as well as offshore Islands blanketed with forests.  Situated on a secluded beachfront setting with the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia) right at your door step, you can enjoy kayaking, beachcombing, bonfires, clam digging, oyster picking, and salmon fishing or rent a boat and tour the islands. From April to October, anglers from around the world fish from shore for four species of salmon. The giant tide pool is great for the children to enjoy a hands-on experience discovering the numerous marine species on Vancouver Island.

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing vacation surrounded by nature, or an activity-filled holiday complete with golf, fishing, kayaking, shopping, outdoor adventure and local events, you will not be disappointed by the selection and opportunities.

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”.

What to do at the Beach Log Home

We want your stay at Beach Log Home to be the holiday of a lifetime. Our beautiful property affords vacationers ample things to do. Spend a day wandering the beach, go kayaking or canoeing for the afternoon or watch wildlife from the comfort of your home away from home. Stormwatch from our protected rooftop patio with a fire, or check out the mountains from the solarium using our telescope. There are board games and air hockey to play on rainy days, and badminton or bocce in the grassy yard on sunny ones.

Enjoy strolling the beach, watching the ocean and finding shells and rocks.  The beaches on eastern Vancouver Island, particularly in Bowser, Qualicum and Parksville, are renowned for their variety, scenery and wildlife viewing.

West Coast Fishing

Experience world class fishing right from the front door of your vacation suite, or cottage . From early September to mid October, anglers from around the world descend upon our shores for the pink and Northern Coho salmon runs. For the anglers you can fish from shore or charter a boat from our local marina. Chest waders or belly boats are all that is necessary for a fantastic day of fishing on Vancouver Island.

Clam Digging & Oyster Picking

Clam digging and oyster picking are two more things to do at the Beach Log Home. Our beach provides an abundance of fresh clams and oysters for those who enjoy fresh seafood (please bring your salt water license with you!). Please click here for licenses and reports.

Giant Tide Pools

Young and old vacationers alike can enjoy the experience of a gigantic tide pool that hosts numerous species of marine life. A 21 lb salmon was caught by one lucky holiday guest by using only a net and bucket. Kids love to chase the bull heads, crabs, and the occasional octopus has been spotted in the pool. Every day there are many starfish to be seen – this is one of Nature’s incredible experiences.

COVID-19 Information and UpdatePlease read regarding reservations and cancellations

In wake of the COVID19 pandemic, we are no longer taking reservations for stays before April 21, 2020. We want to do our part to flatten the curve and keep people safe. Please note, all previously confirmed reservations will be honored.

We ask that you take the necessary precautions, and wear gloves and mask before entering the Office upon check-in or during your stay.

Any reservations made after April 21, 2020, will follow the cancellation policies that are in place.  If you are unsure, we recommend you purchase cancellation insurance.

In addition, if you have made a reservation that needs to be canceled due to the COVID19 virus, we encourage you to read the cancellation policy for your booking. We will be following our cancellation policy, however, in these uncertain times, any non-refundable deposit may be applied to a future booking. You can request to apply those funds toward a future stay with the following restrictions:

The stay must be completed before December 31, 2020;
The stay cannot occur over a statutory holiday, or between June 22, 2020, to Sept  10, 2020; and
The stay must be booked directly through our web site or over the phone.
We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you when the threat and chaos are over.  Please stay vigilant and calm, and help each other through these troubled times.

Shady Shores Management Team