Qualicum Beach

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Well known for its long sandy white beaches and beautiful natural environment, Qualicum Beach is among the most beautiful places in British Columbia, and considered one of the most noted for vacation properties and second homes.

Qualicum Beach is a town in the Regional District of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As of the 2011 census, it had a population of 8,687. It is situated at the foot of Mount Arrowsmith, along the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island‘s northeastern coast.

Qualicum’s natural beauty, small-town charm, and proximity to Victoria and Vancouver have made it a popular tourist destination, with many rental cottages dotting its coast. It is also a popular retirement community, and has the oldest average population in Canada with a median age of 60.9 in 2006.

Qualicum Beach is served by the coast-spanning Island Highway, an airport, and a nearby ferry to Lasqueti Island. It is informally considered a twin city with neighbouring Parksville.

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