Consideration to Increase Council Size
The Town of Qualicum Beach is considering increasing the number of elected Councillors from four to six members. The Town would like to open up the discussion and hear from you!
  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions

  • Participate in the Committee of the Whole Meeting, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 10:00 am.

  • Email your thoughts to
"Our Town" Photo Contest Winners
The Town would like to congratulate the winners of “Our Town” Photo Contest, and thank everyone for supporting the contest, and for the opportunity to celebrate the amazing place we call “Our Town”.
Special thanks to The Old School House (TOSH) for hosting the exhibition which is open to the public until February 26.
The winners are:
  •  My Community
  • Winner – Angie Ooms, Runner Up – Larry MacDougall
  • Hidden Gems: 
  • Winner – David Cotton, Runner Up – Jo-Anne Monahan
  • Going Green: 
  • Winner – Bill Majercsik, Runner Up – Kevin Wheeler
  • Youth
  • Winner – Vance Taylor, Runner Up – Juliette Sottiaux
  • Seasons:
  • Winner – David Cotton, Runner Up – Angie Ooms
  • People’s Choice: Winner – Angie Ooms (shown below)
To view the photos go to
Regional Growth Strategy Review
The Regional District of Nanaimo is in partnership with the City of Parksville, City of Nanaimo, Town of Qualicum Beach, District of Lantzville, and the seven unincorporated electoral areas to update the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). The current RGS, Shaping Our Future, was adopted in November 2011, to establish a collective vision for how anticipated growth will be managed to support the creation of sustainable, complete communities.
Community input is being sought on the topics of growth, land use, active transportation, housing and climate adaptation and mitigation planning.

Community and key stakeholder engagement will begin in February 2022, including a survey open to all residents in the region. Join the conversation at
Wayfinding Signs
On your next walk, keep an eye out for our new wayfinding maps. The maps are located at the entrance to the Community Park on Jones Street, behind the Tourist Information Centre on the seawall, in the parking lot of the Train Station, Town Hall in Glassford Square, and Dollymount Trail at the Berwick Road crossing.
The maps detail the level of difficulty (trail length, elevation, grade), access to washrooms, and linkages to other trails. These details allow users to determine the suitability of a trail to their needs and ability, especially those with mobility challenges.

Printed copies of the brochure are available at Town Hall, Tourist Information Centre, Senior's Activity Centre, and Ravensong Aquatic Centre. Electronic copies are available via the link below.

For more on the project go to
Town Square
Railway Station
Community Park
Tourism Information Centre
Dollymount Trail
After the Storm
The January 7 storms were a stark reminder of the vulnerability of our shoreline.
The Town’s 2016 Waterfront Master Plan identified that sea levels are expected to rise and strong weather events will increase in strength and frequency. The Town has been working with the Stewardship Centre of BC on their Green Shores initiative, which promotes sustainable and resilient shoreline management through natural systems. Hard seawalls are no longer the preferred treatment for foreshore protection, as they cause continuing erosion, and often result in catastrophic failures. 
Green Shores principles were used in the Beach Creek Marine Spit and roundabout, which weathered well in the January 7 storm. The marine spit was designed to mimic a natural headland system that breaks waves farther out in the water and protects the shoreline. 
Watch the video on to compare how the marine spit dissipates the force of the waves compared to those pounding the seawall.
Two other Green Shores projects in the Town (one on Higson Crescent and another on Judges Row) also weathered the storm very well and found the principles highly effective.
Subsidized Rent Available
Applications are being accepted for subsidized rental of the Town of Qualicum Beach Civic Centre and Community Hall.
Eligible organizations wishing to apply for a subsidized rate can obtain an application at the Civic Centre, Town Hall or from the Town’s website.

Applications are due by March 11, 2022. Read more
No Dogs on the Beach
Each Spring, Brant Geese arrive on our shores to rest and regain strength on their way to the Alaskan Peninsula. While here, the geese are especially vulnerable to dogs and people. 
To protect the geese, dogs are not permitted (on-leash or off-leash) on any public beach between March 1 to April 30. Dog owners may be subject to a fine of $100, as per Animal Control Bylaw No. 649.
Dogs are permitted on the street level walkway on-leash. Thank you for your cooperation.
Committee Opportunities
The Town is currently seeking committee members for the following committees:
Select Committee on Environment & Sustainability
Seeking 1 Youth Member at Large, and 4 Members at Large, for a term ending December 2023. View more details.
Select Committee on Parks & Recreation
Seeking 3 Members at Large, for a term ending December 2023. View more details.

Select Committee on Family Day
Seeking 2 Members at Large, for a term ending October 2022. View more details.
To apply submit a letter and brief resume by Tuesday, February 15, 2022, to the attention of Heather Svensen at
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