Family Day - Sunday May 28


Pancake Breakfast

Box of Chocolates - 8-10:15am

The Ramblers 10:30-11:30am

Community Field

- Welcome by Chief Recalma | 1pm

- Cassandra Karras' School of Highland Dance | 1:10 pm

- Belly Laughs Navel Academy | 1:35pm

- Funkanometry | 1:55 pm (sponsored by Carol Riera, PREC, RE/MAX Anchor Realty & the Town of QB)

- Craig the Magician | 2:05pm

- QB School of Dance | 2:40pm

- Gerry Barnum | 3:00pm

- QBUB QB Ukulele Band | 3:30pm

- QBUB QB Line Dancers | 3:45pm

Food vendors

- 893 Beaufort Air Cadets

- Ala Carte Hotdogs

- Dragon Bowl

- Farm to Fire Pizza

- Fusion Theory

- JP’Eats Kitchen

- Karuna Café

- Mama Sue’s Granola Bars

- Ohs Marketing Team

- Pepper Pot

- Tacomania

- The Rolling Stoves Inc.


- Skyhawk Skydivers (12:40pm)

- Dog Agility Exhibition (2pm)

- Skateboard Exhibition (1-4pm)

- Relay Races

- Roaming Magician

- 12 Bounce Houses

- Facepainting

- Seaside Cruizers

- Nanaimo Science


- Promotions - PQB News

- Funkanonemtry - Carol Riera, PREC, RE/MAX Anchor Realty

Travelling Quartet

Fouray Quartet performing at:

- 1:30 pm - Qualicum Manor

- 2:30 pm - The Gardens

- 3:30 pm - Berwick


Arrowsmith Groundwater Alliance | Baylink Networks | Broombusters Invasive Plant Society | Christian Fellowship Centre | District 69 Society of Organized Services | Early Learning Childcare Council for Oceanside and Into the Woods Early Learning Childcare Society | GEM Real Estate Group | Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club | North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre | Oceanside Community Safety | Qualicum Beach Family History Society | Qualicum Beach Fire Department | Qualicum First Nation Childcare Centre | Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers Society | Qualicum Community Education & Wellness Society | Qualicum Weavers and Spinners | Ravensong Waterdancers | RDN Team WaterSmart | RDN Transportation | Rotary Club of QB | Seaside Cruizers | Studio K | Team Susan Forrest | Wonderful World of Books


The committee is seeking volunteers to be part of this fun-filled day. They especially need help with facepainters and setup / pack down volunteers. Sign up at

New Accessibility Advisory Team - Call for Applications

The Town is accepting applications from interested parties to serve on its new “Accessibility Advisory Team”.


The Team will develop a Plan that considers the principles of inclusion, adaptability, diversity, collaboration, self-determination, and universal design.


The Team will consist of five to seven members who will be appointed by Council based on their experience and credentials, and to the extent possible, include representation as follows:

  • at least half of members to be persons with disabilities, or individuals who support, or are from organizations that support, persons with disabilities;
  • at least one Indigenous person;
  • members that reflect the diversity of persons in British Columbia; and
  • at least one member of Council.


The deadline for applications is May 15, 2023. To apply visit our website at

Public Works Open House - May 25

We invite you to attend our Public Works Open House on Thursday, May 25, from 9:45 am to noon, and 1 pm to 3 pm at our Public Works Yard, located at 233 Fern Road East.


Come and see firsthand the hard work that goes into keeping the Town running smoothly. Our Public Works, Parks and Facilities departments will be on site to show you around and answer your questions.


The Open House is part of our celebrations for National Public Works Week (May 21-27) that annually recognizes the work of these professionals and the contributions they make to the Town’s high quality of life!

Property Tax & Utilities Billing


The 2023 property tax notices will be mailed in late May. The due date will be July 4, 2023.


Home Owner Grant

Your Home Owner Grant must be claimed each year that you are eligible. Eligible homeowners must now apply to the Province of BC to claim the grant. After you have received your property tax notice, eligible homeowners can apply either online at or by phone at 1-888-355-2700.


Further information on claiming the Home Owner Grant will be included with your property tax notice.


Deferment of Property Taxes

Are you interested in deferring your residential property taxes on your principal residence? The Provincial Government offers two low-interest loan programs for qualifying residents. To determine if you qualify, and for more details on the programs, please visit the deferment website at: (or simply search “Tax Deferment”)


  • If you are already on the deferment program, you will soon be receiving a letter from the deferment office. 
  • If you selected the “Automatic Renewal” option, you will only be required to claim your Home Owner Grant. 
  • If you did not select the “Automatic Renewal” option, and you wish to defer your 2022 property taxes, in addition to claiming your Home Owner Grant, you will also need to renew your deferment agreement online through your eTaxBC account.



Utility notices for water, sewer and solid waste will also be mailed out in late May. The due date will be July 4, 2023.

Grandon Creek Trail Stairs

Great news! The Grandon Creek Trail stairs are now complete and ready for Spring.

Designed for durability and grip, the stairs have a lifespan of over 50 years to withstand high usage.


During the trail’s closure, volunteer groups removed invasive weeds, and a KSS group planted 540 cedar trees between the trail and the creek.


Thank you to all who have helped to get the Grandon Creek Trail ready and open once again!

Town Celebrates its 81st Anniversary

As the Town celebrates its 81st anniversary, we can't help but look back on the changing history of our beautiful town surrounded by the natural beauty of the west coast.

At its incorporation, our little seaside village was a close-knit community of just over 300 people. We are grateful for the hard work and perseverance of those who built this town, and we look forward to a future of progress and prosperity.

Enjoy this video taking a little trip back in time to Qualicum Beach in 1949

Watering Restrictions

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

Youth Appreciation Day

May the 4th was a day to celebrate our community's incredible young people with hot dogs, cookies, and live performances by the KSS Senior Jazz Band.

As part of the provincial Youth Week, we recognized the diverse accomplishments and contributions of young people across the province.

Let's continue to invest in our youth and build strong connections to empower them as they work towards building a brighter future for all of us.

Waterfront Expansion

The "Waterfront Expansion" project has made huge progress and is looking great!

The result is not only more parking spaces but a safer, wider shoulder for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy.

This project involved infilling the ditch on Highway 19A, as well as peripheral works including stabilizing the slope and installing stormwater drainage.

The next steps of the project will to be complete a servicing kiosk with water and power hook-ups next to the Tourist Information Centre, and installing a covered picnic table. These additions will make our waterfront even more attractive to visitors and locals alike.

Visit for more details.

Deterring Pests in Your Garden

As warm weather approaches and our gardens start growing, more critters will be drawn to your plant beds. Here are some non-toxic options to keep your gardens safe:

  • Turn to your kitchen and spread spices like cayenne pepper, and dry mustard to protect your plants.
  • Use pointy or bristly deterrents like eggshells, pinecones, chicken wire or wooden chopsticks pointing upward.
  • Strong smells like citronella, orange oil, and eucalyptus are very unappealing to animals.

Sharing our gardens is a part of life, but with some creative solutions, you can protect your plants.

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