Faces Around the Resort -Brianna

October 17th, 2013

Sunrise Ridge would like to introduce you to some of the faces you might see around the Resort. Keep checking back to meet more of our friendly staff!

Staff Member:
Brianna Wood
Position at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort: Guest Services Supervisor

Brianna helps with Sunriseridge.ca and posts for Sunrise Ridge Social Media

Check out our Facebook and Twitter to see some of her posts: https://www.facebook.com/SunriseRidgeResort

Why she loves working at Sunrise Ridge: Great staff to work with and meeting guests and owners from all over the world – some people have the most interesting stories to tell!
Favorite activity to do in Parksville/Qualicum Beach: Watching the sunset over the ocean.
Favorite place to visit in Parksville Qualicum Beach: Coombs Country Market! There is a great variety of things to see and do including goats on the roof and some delicious jalapeno cheese bread!
Favorite place to eat in the area: I love the Saigon Garden in Parksville on Craig Street. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but the Vietnamese food is delicious!
Favorite color: Navy blue

Year-Round Attractions

October 8th, 2013

Vancouver Island is not just a summer Destination. Make sure you check out these great attractions around town that are open year-round.

Milner Gardens – 250-752-8573

Adult $5.00 + GST= $5.25
Student $3.00 + GST = $3.15
Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

September 28 to October 14: Thursday to Sunday & Thanksgiving Monday (Winter rates)
Garden entry 10:00am-4:30pm
Tea Room open 1:00pm-4:00pm

October 20 & 27 Sunday Openings (winter rates)
Garden entry 1 1:00am-3:00pm
Tea Room sitting 1 1:00am-3:00pm

December 6-8, 13-15 & 18-23: Milner Christmas Magic

North Island Wildlife Recovery Center – 250-248-8534


Adult – $8.00 plus tax
Child – (3-12) – $5.00 plus tax
Under Three – free

OPEN daily MARCH 9th to December 19th – 2013
9 am – 5pm, gate closes at 4:30

The Old Country Market250-248-6272

  **Hours Of Operation Are Subject To Change Without Notice**
Open 7 days a week even Holidays

Old Country Market – 9:00am – 7:00pm
Ice Cream – 11:00am – 6:00pm
OCM Cafeteria – 9:00am – 5:30pm
“Our Root Cellar” Produce -  9:00am – 7:00pm
Wabisabi Boardwear -  10:00am – 5:30pm
Zolena -  10:00am – 5:30pm
Chinese Antiques -  10:00am – 5:30pm
Garden Centre – 10:00am – 5:30pm
Cuckoo’s Trattoria and Pizzeria -  11:00am – 9:00pm

The World Parrot Refuge
250-248 -5194

Adult: $14 + GST
Youth (13-17): $12 + GST
Children (6-12): $10 + GST
Children (5 and under): Free
Senior: $12 + GST
Best value: Family Day Pass (2 adults and 2 children/youth): $36 + GST

Open 10am to 4pm, every day of the year (Except Christmas and New Years)

Morningstar Farm / Qualicum Cheeseworks – 250-954-3931


Open daily 9am to 5pm

Cathedral Grove (Macmillan Provincial Park)

MacMillan Park (Cathedral Grove) is located on central Vancouver Island, 25 km west of Qualicum Beach and 16 km east of Port Alberni on Hwy #4, which runs right through the park. From Hwy #19 and Hwy #19a take the exit to head west on Hwy #4 toward Port Alberni. Cycling, hiking, pets on leash; wheelchair access

Horne Lake Caves - 250-248-7829

Tour Schedule and Activity Reservations: [email protected]

Prices: (not including tax)

Family cavern tours: $24 Adults – $20 Children (age 5-11)
Family Rate: 10% off (min. 2 adults + 2 children)

 Extreme Rappel:  $149 adults (age 15+)

 Ice age Spelunking Adventure: $54 adults / $45 child 8-11 no prior experience necessary

 High adventure Cave Expedition:  $109 (13 years or older)

Outdoor Rock Rappelling: $40 Adults – $34 Children (age 7-10)

3 Hour Wet & Wild Dave Adventure: $69 Adults -$54 Children (ages 8-10)

Self Guided Tours : Helmet/Light Rental $8.50


October Events

October 3rd, 2013

Don’t fret, the fun isn’t over just because summer is! Check out these fun-filled events and activities in the Parksville & Qualicum Beach area. If you would like more information, give us a call 1-877-977-8669.

  • Forest Fantasy
    Artists unveil their forest creations along Milner Garden’s forest trails.
    September 5th – October 14th Milner Gardens, Qualicum Beach 
  • Qualicum Beach Farmers Market
    Fruits, veggies, bread, delectables, crafts, jewelry and flea market items
     Ongoing- 830am-12pm Saturdays until December 21st 
  • Ongoing – Timberline Dance
    Free, live classic Country and Rock’n Roll music that lets you hear yourself think and hold onto your dance partner! Every Wednesday, 7:30 to 10:30 pm Parksville Legion, 146 West Hirst St., Parksville. All adults welcome!
  • TOSH Music On Sunday Concert Series
    Every Sunday afternoon 2:30 – 4:30pm (except Thanksgiving Sun) from Sep15 to Dec 8- A showcase of the eclectic variety of the finest professional musicians from all over the world.
    The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum
  • Ongoing – Old Time Thursday Dances
     Every Thursday, September to June, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM – Rotary House, corner of Beach and Fern in Qualicum Beach.

September Events

August 27th, 2013

Don’t worry, summer isn’t over yet! Check out these fun-filled events and activities in the Parksville & Qualicum Beach area. If you would like more information, give us a call 1-877-977-8669.

  • Qualicum Farmers Market (Every Saturday)
  • Errington Farmers Market (Every Saturday)
  • Orange Bridge Market (Every Saturday)
  • Timberline Dance – Free live Country & Rock’n Roll Music (Every Wednesday)
  • Forest Fantasy at Milner Gardens (Sept 5 to Oct 14)
  • Chinese Moon Festival (Sept 7 & 8)
  • P-ART-Y on the Drive (Sept 8)
  • Edible Native Plant Walk (Sept 11-18)
  • Old Time Thursday Dances with Coombs Old Time Fiddlers (Thursdays, Sept 12-June)
  • Terry Fox Run (Sept 15)
  • Old Time Fiddle Jamboree (Sept 20 & 21)
  • Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music Festival (Sept 27-29)

Pool Now Open!

July 26th, 2013

Pool2We are pleased to announce that our new pool, hot tub, & fitness facility are now open! Our seasonal outdoor heated pool is a great place to relax and unwind after a day of adventure in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.  Give us a call to stay with us this summer and enjoy our new amenities, 1-877-977-8669.