Beach Day 2022 

This year, the Beach Day Committee are excited to be back in full swing and have prepared a fantastic day of free family fun!

The day provides lots of activities, a main stage for live music, plus a variety of games, entertainment and food. 

Stage Schedule:

  • Noon - Opening Ceremony with Chief Michael Recalma
  • 12:15 pm - Qualicum Beach Pipe Band
  • 12:30 pm - Rainbow Stew Cloggers
  • 1pm - Black Moon Valley Band
  • 3pm - Belly Laughs Dancers

Qualicum Beach Day offers a focus on environmental awareness and happens on the grassy area along the waterfront. Low tide is at approximately 1:30 pm to allow us room to enjoy the sand. 

Visit our webpage for more details.

Mobility Mat 

Have you seen the mobi-mat out for its summer season?

The mat provides an 83-foot-long non-slip surface that allows access past the rocks and onto the hard-packed sand of our iconic waterfront.

During the summer months, the mat will be located next to the Shores Cafe and allows those with mobility issues to access the water with greater ease.

Are You Ready for the 2022 Election?

The 2022 Election will be held on October 15, 2022.

Are You Registered to Vote?

If you are listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the Town’s list of electors. The Town of Qualicum Beach uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC. 


For more information visit


Register in Advance

If you are not already registered, registering in advance will make the voting process faster and easier.


Register to vote in advance by August 23, 2022, either:


To register, Resident Electors will be required to produce two pieces of identification showing place of residence and signature.


If proof of residence is unavailable, you must provide at least two pieces of identification that prove who you are (at least one of them must have your signature on it) and make a solemn declaration as to place of residence.


Important Dates

  • Candidate Nomination Packages: Available at Town Hall July 22
  • Nomination Period: August 30 to September 9
  • Campaign Period: September 17 to October 15
  • Advance Voting Dates: October 5 & 12, 8am to 8pm, Civic Centre
  • General Election Day: October 15, 8am to 8pm, Civic Centre

Want to Run For Council?

Nomination packages can be picked up from Town Hall starting July 22, 2022 from 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).


Nomination papers will be accepted from August 30. Nominations close September 9, 2022 at 4pm sharp.


For more details go to our webpage, email us at  

[email protected] or call 250.752.6921.


Recognizing Volunteers in our Community 

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You’re invited to nominate a deserving individual for the 2022 Above and Beyond Award!


Qualicum Beach is celebrated for the tremendous spirit, commitment, contribution and skill of its volunteers.


The award is historically presented at the Town’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception, which will be held this Summer.



Any person actively engaged for at least one year in volunteer activities that have benefited the community of Qualicum Beach is eligible for nomination. It may be someone who has demonstrated extraordinary good character, leadership, selflessness and integrity.


Applications and copies of the policy are available on the Town’s website at or may be picked up in person at the Town Office

at 201-660 Primrose Street.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  4:00 pm, July 31, 2022. 


Heather Svensen,

Corporate Administrator

[email protected] 


Uptown Market Starts

Every Thursday evening in July and August come out and enjoy a truly local street market with a variety of vendors and attractions. 

This market happens weekly on Thursday nights from 6-9 pm on Second Avenue West, between Memorial Avenue and Primrose Street.

Employment Opportunities

The Town is seeking applicants for the following positions:

  • ​ Labourer Trainee / Custodians - applications close July 12.
  • ​Technology Support Technician - applications close July 22.
  • Office Assistant - applications close July 29.
  • Building and Facilities Coordinator - receiving applications until the position is filled.

If you are interested in these positions, please submit an application at

Public Works Update

This week crews started on the replacement and installation of 38 accessible parking symbols.

The deteriorating painted symbols will be ground off and in the coming weeks, weather permitting, they will be restored with an ultradurable methyl methacrylate paint.

Temporary signs will be placed at each stall while the accessible symbols are missing.

Several crosswalks across town were ground down and are in the process of being refinished, including:

  • Sunrise Drive at Bennett Road
  • Chartwell Boulevard at Sunrise Drive
  • Berwick Road North at Veteran’s Way
  • First Avenue West at Primrose Street
  • Village Way at Qualicum Road
  • Ravensong pool parking lot
  • Qualicum Road at Fern Road East

Carved Bench in East Village

Our spectacular new carved bench has been placed in its new home in East Village, and provides a striking art piece as well as enhances the gathering area.

The bench was created by carvers Jerry Strelioff, Shea Larking and Mandy Chalmers during the ‘Out of the Woods 2021’ event, located at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 and hosted by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. The bench was sponsored by the Legion and donated to the Town.

It's a great place to rest and take a photo ... ​​​ First photos were with Mayor Brian Wiese and Councillor Teunis Westbroek at the installation on Friday, June 17.

Bear Aware

It is the season where bears are foraging for food. This makes it high risk for bears to forage in your garbage.

Please ensure that you:

  • Place your garbage out as close as possible to collection time.
  • Store your garbage cans in an animal resistant container / building to prevent foraging. It only takes one time to condition a bear to human garbage.
  • Remove other attractants, such as uncleaned barbeques, bird feeders, pet food, and fruit on trees (or fallen on the ground).

If you see a bear please call the Conservation Office at 1-877-952-7277.

Watering Restrictions 

From May 15th until September 15th the watering of lawns and gardens will only be permitted between the hours of 7pm and 7am daily.

Hand watering is permitted at any time.

Public Hearings

Zoning Amendment, 126, 130 ,134, 144 and 148 Second Avenue East

BYLAW NO. 580.134, 2022 

If adopted, Bylaw No. 580.134, 2022 would change the zoning for the subject property from Industrial 1 (I1) to Comprehensive Development Zone 19 (CD19) to permit a mixed-use development with ground floor commercial and 60 dwelling units. The residential units will be a mix of condominiums and apartments.  

Held in-person in the Council Chambers, 660 Primrose Street.

More information

Zoning Amendment, 201, 207 and 211 First Avenue West

BYLAW NO. 580.124, 2020 

If adopted, Bylaw No. 580.124, 2020 would change the zoning for the subject property from Comprehensive Development Zone 12 (CD12) to Residential 20 (R20) to permit a multi-residential development consisting of 18 townhouse units.  

Held in-person in the Council Chambers, 660 Primrose Street.

More information

What's Happening
  • July 11 - Public Open House, 10am
  • July 17 – QB Beach Day, 12 pm-4 pm
  • July 20 - Regular Council Meeting, 10 am
  • July 27 - Committee of the Whole, 10 am
  • July 27 - Uptown Street Market starts for Summer 

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