• Tours & Education

Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours

Established in 1999, Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours offers a variety of unique tours on Vancouver Island BC Canada, providing outstanding quality nature tours, eco tours, sightseeing tours and wine tours. Our tours are year-round, fully narrated, easy walking half day and full day Vancouver Island excursions for nature, sightseeing, rainforest, big trees, alpine, wildlife viewing, tide pool, forest bathing, cultural, eco tours and very special wine tours with experienced knowledgeable guides. Shuttle service, charters, wedding shuttles and large group excursions are also available.

http://rainforestnaturehikes.com/
250-248-3667

Deep Bay Marine Field Station

The Deep Bay Marine Field Station supports both pure and applied coastal and marine research activities related to: sustainable shellfish aquaculture development; preservation of coastal ecosystems; and inter-disciplinary projects involving local communities. We also open up the Field Station to the public so that we can educate about important issues related to sustainability of coastal communities.

https://www2.viu.ca/deepbay/
250-740-6611

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Nestled in the district of Errington on Vancouver Island, NIWRA is a park like setting with a peaceful rustic atmosphere. When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears.

During the summer months, live raptor presentations are available for you.

The centre is a world class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bear. Magnificent eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight cage if its kind in Canada.

http://www.niwra.org/
250-248-8534

Parksville Museum

The museum's primary mandate is to collect, preserve, and display artifacts and archival materials that pertain to the varied aspects of this area. The museum has an expansive collection of objects that help us illustrate the lives and activities of early settlers, organizations and businesses of the local communities.

http://parksvillemuseum.ca/
250-248-6966

Qualicum Beach Museum

QBM is a community-run Museum featuring an extensive and renowned Paleontology Exhibit as well as the Social History of the town of Qualicum Beach and area.

The Museum’s Paleontology Exhibit is recognized as one of world-class stature by paleontologists. The collection is curated by internationally known biologist and collector, Graham Beard, in conjunction with the Vancouver Island Paleontological Museum Society.

Our social history exhibits chronicle Pioneer living at the turn of the century and also features First Nations Culture. A grand mural by local artists depicting the Town’s early days brings alive the unique character of Qualicum as it developed through the years.

http://www.qbmuseum.ca/
250-752-5533

The Old School House Arts Centre

The mandate of The Old School House Arts Centre is to foster a vibrant arts centre that promotes and encourages the development of multi-dimensional artists and musicians for the enjoyment of all ages, residents and visitors alike, in Qualicum Beach and throughout central Vancouver Island.

http://www.theoldschoolhouse.org/
250-752-6133

Morningstar Farm

Home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, Morningstar Farm serves as a local-food hub and premier agri-food destination for Oceanside and beyond.

Here, you’ll find a variety of hand-crafted artisan cheese made with the high quality milk of our happy dairy cows. Our fruit winery uses local fruits to create that perfect pairing.

See a real dairy farm up close and personal, watch the cheesemakers at work through the window, and taste the end result in our farmgate store! Morningstar Farm is a working heritage dairy farm and home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery. There’s always something going on, and we are open year-round!

Some activities you can enjoy on your visit with us: Take a self-guided tour; Stroll through the trails; Stay for a picnic; Wander through the barns and check out the animals – calves, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies and the donkey; Stop in at the Farmgate Store for samples of our cheese and wine products and browse the unique giftware selection; Chat with our wine maker and learn about our fruit wines; Watch the cheese makers in action Open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm

http://www.morningstarfarm.ca/
250-954-3931