Island Coach Lines (tel. 250/388-5248, or book through Greyhound tel. 800/661-8747; www.greyhound.ca) offers bus transport from Nanaimo to the Parksville and Qualicum area along the Hwy. 1/Hwy. 19 corridor; one-way fare from Victoria to Parksville is C$32. VIA Rail's E&N Railiner, or the Malahat (tel. 888/VIA-RAIL [842-7245] or 250/383-4324; www.viarail.ca), stops in both towns on its daily trip from Victoria to Courtenay. KD Air (tel. 800/665-4244, 604/688-9957, or 250/752-5884; www.kdair.com) flies daily from Vancouver to the Qualicum Beach Airport for C$245 round-trip. Otherwise, the closest available air service is at Nanaimo or Comox.
For information on Qualicum Beach and Parksville, contact the Oceanside Tourism Association (tel. 250/248-6300; www.visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com). For information once you're there, go to the Qualicum Beach Visitor Information Centre, 2711 W. Island Hwy., Qualicum Beach (tel. 250/752-9532; www.qualicum.bc.ca), or the Parksville Visitor Info Centre, 1275 E. Island Hwy. (tel. 250/248-3613).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.