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Bowser, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Nanoose and Nanaimo

Canada’s most popular retirement communities

The Parksville-Qualicum area is known to locals as “Oceanside”. It is the waterfront region located about 15 minutes north of Nanaimo and 20 minutes south of Courtenay. It is host to a variety of fun and interesting community events that draw visitors from all over Vancouver Island, like the classic car show and the sand castle sculpture competition.

Parksville and Qualicum attract retirees from all over Canada. Mild winters, an abundance of health and wellness services, and the many golf courses in the area are some of the reasons why. Residents in Oceanside place a high value on outdoor lifestyles and proximity to nature.

Oceanside features schools, medical facilities, and an eclectic shopping district that has everything you need for daily living. Come home to Oceanside on Vancouver Island.