Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach, BC, incorporated as a town in 1983, population 8687 (2011c), 8502 (2006c). The Town of Qualicum Beach is located on the east coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 48 km north of NANAIMO. The name Qualicum is a Straits Salish (see SALISH, CENTRAL COAST) word meaning "where the dog salmon run.

Qualicum Beach, BC, incorporated as a town in 1983, population 8687 (2011c), 8502 (2006c). The Town of Qualicum Beach is located on the east coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 48 km north of NANAIMO. The name Qualicum is a Straits Salish (see SALISH, CENTRAL COAST) word meaning "where the dog salmon run." Since it was laid out in 1910, the town has been a major resort area owing to its fine sandy beaches and mild climate. The town is also known for its good sportfishing and sweeping view of the Strait of GEORGIA and its islands. The Brown Property Preservation Society was established to save a 20 ha centrally located DOUGLAS FIR forest. Nearby are the 2 fine provincial parks of Englishman River and Little Qualicum Falls. The climate and recreational advantages have also made it a retirement centre with one of the highest proportions of senior citizens in British Columbia.