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Fire and Ice Street Festival, May 7, 11:00am – 3:00pm Qualicum Beach

Every year the main streets of the village are closed to traffic as up to 5,000 people from mid-Vancouver Island and Vancouver’s Lower Mainland visit for this fun-filled family event. Along with the festival, Qualicum Beach offers a unique mix of gift & specialty shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. This area is also home to [...]

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Historic BC Ferry Becomes Vancouver’s Newest Wedding and Special Event Venue

Formerly called “Queen of the Islands”, this decommissioned BC ferry was the first ferry built to service the new routes to the Southern Gulf Islands and made its maiden voyage in 1963. After undergoing two years of extensive renovations and upgrading, Celebration On Water is now ready to receive the public again. Permanently anchored at [...]

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The Basics The concept behind backyardbc is simply to encourage residents of British Columbia to travel more within the Province. What this means for you is that participating hotels & resorts offer rates and specials that are available exclusively to residents of BC, essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” type of program. [...]

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NEW LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program – Parksville Selected as Umbrella Organization

Small businesses will be able to access free energy-efficiency advice, equipment and incentives with the new LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program. The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they have been selected as the umbrella organization to provide the Services of a Business Energy Advisor to businesses with current BC [...]

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