Still haven’t had time to visit the best that Vancouver Island has to offer? Well no fear, there is still plenty of time to take in the sites of Parksville and Qualicum this summer. Take time to witness the beautiful landscape and rolling beaches or take part in the many exciting activities the area has to offer. Maybe you would like a good way to start your Saturday morning? Stop by the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market running 8:30 to 12:00 and taste the fresh-picked goodness and flavour of local vegetables and fruit, free range eggs, meat, cheese, seafood, baked goods, preserves and honey. Or experience the power of wildlife by attending the North Island Wildlife Recovery Center Raptor Presentations
Wednesday to Friday that showcase glove trained raptors such as Bardo the owl, Sandor the eagle or Emily the Saker Falcon. With limitless opportunities and so much to explore and experience, Parksville and Qualicum offer a retreat with a little something for everyone.
True Key Hotels & Resorts Welcomes its 4th Property, Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina to the Family!
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is situated in the secluded village of Sooke, BC on the west coast of Vancouver Island just a 35 minute drive from Victoria. This resort offers 34 boutique-style townhome condominiums located just steps away from the resorts’ private marina. Every beautifully appointed 2 or 3 bedroom vacation home offers spectacular ocean views and comes equip with gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, two private outdoor living spaces, in-suite laundry facilities, high speed internet, and much more. Resort amenities comprise of 2 outdoor hot tubs, waterfront fire pit and picnic sites, private 84-slip marina, coffee bar, and on-site tour and charter companies.
Take time to unwind or feed your sense of adventure. The laid back atmosphere and incredible scenery of Sooke set the stage for relaxation, but a world of recreational opportunities – including some of the finest charter fishing in the world – makes it a hub of ecotourism.
We are happy to have them on board!
After months of anticipation, summer has finally arrived! With weather that would make anyone jealous, Vancouver Island is starting to perk up with summer activities for the whole family. Among those is the renowned and ever entertaining Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition held at the Community Park in Parksville from July 15th to 17th. Bring the whole family down to enjoy the breathtaking views of Parksville, all while witnessing amazing sand sculptures come to life.
Your visit to Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort just got a little greener. As of July 1st, 2011 the Resort development officially joins the EcoStayTM program. EcoStayTM is a national initiative that helps resorts measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting.
Under the program, Sunrise Ridge will collect two dollars per night from resort guests. Funds will be used to purchase carbon offsets in support of emission-reducing projects across the country such as renewable energy, sustainable farming, energy efficiency, composting and recycling – making each night completely ‘carbon neutral’. The guest’s contribution offsets 86kg of CO2-e (or carbon equivalents). That’s about the same as taking 7 cars off the road for the day. All EcoStayTM Carbon Offset Projects are registered on the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) GHG CleanProjectsTM Registry ensuring ISO 14064-2 reporting and independent ISO 14064-3 verification. In addition, each offset tonne is uniquely serialized by CSA to ensure proper retirement and avoid double counting.
But that’s not all. The program also supports on-site environmental upgrades and renovations, further reducing the resort’s impact. A typical 150 room Canadian resort can produce three tonnes of greenhouses gases each day. That’s the same as driving 200 cars, heating and lighting 100 homes or taking 5,000 airplane flights. Guests at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort now know that they are helping to significantly reduce these emissions.
Parkville is such a place of beauty with a ton of sandy beach to explore. With spring upon us now it’s time to explore the wonder of Parksville! The Resort is located near Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Old trees, and sandy beaches make this park a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate on your Parksville holiday! At low tide the ocean recedes almost a kilometer, providing an ideal place for visitors of all ages to play in the sand and explore the shoreline. When the tide rolls in the warmed water is unbeatable for swimming and salt water fun. Explore the park, pack a picnic, and plan to spend the whole day at this incredible destination on Vancouver Island!