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Nanaimo and Parksville Qualicum Beach 2015

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Nanaimo & Parksville Qualicum Beach | 3 On the central east shore of Vancouver Island you'll discover infinite possibilities to meet, do business and discover the extraordinary with all that the region has to offer. From the award-winning Vancouver Island Conference Centre and the incentive properties on the scenic coast, to challenging golf courses or nature adventures in the pristine BC wilderness, the central Vancouver region is ready to host your meetings and events, conferences, incentive programs or executive retreats. Hugging the magnificent 100 km shoreline directly across the Salish Sea from Vancouver, the cities of Nanaimo and Parksville Qualicum Beach are just 20 minutes apart, and in tandem, offer an array of choice in meeting space, accommodations and group activities, all with spectacular views of the coast. Farm to fork is more than just a cliché on central Vancouver Island; you'll find a foodie's paradise where nature's bounty supports the craving for local sustainable food. More than 20 wineries take advantage of the temperate island climate. Fresh seafood, bountiful berries and fresh local produce takes pride of place in many event-catering menus. It's easy to meet on Vancouver Island, with multiple daily flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo via Air Canada Jazz and from Calgary via WestJet and Air Canada. Flights from Vancouver Airport South Terminal go directly into Qualicum Beach Airport with KD Air or Orca Airways. Seaplanes operate from both Vancouver's downtown harbour and Vancouver Airport South Terminal to Nanaimo Harbour with Harbour Air and Seair. when you meet on the Island Infinite possibilities... Jackie Frederick SALES REPRESENTATIVE—MCIT TOURISM NANAIMO 104 Front Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H7 T: 250.488.0907 E: meetings@tourismnanaimo.com tourismnanaimo.com Karyn Doerksen SALES DIRECTOR Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association #108-425 Stanford Avenue East Parksville, BC V9P 2N4 T: 250.248.6300 ext 3 E: karyn@pqbtourism.com visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com/meetings Consider a more relaxing option with BC Ferries service from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, or from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. Sit back and enjoy the voyage, and keep on the lookout for a glimpse of wildlife—including Orca whales, dolphins, seals and eagles. Nanaimo Airport is just a 10-minute drive from downtown. Cover photo: Tourism Nanaimo, Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, Tigh-Na-Mara Top left and bottom photos: Tourism Nanaimo Middle: Destination British Columbia Top right photo: Destination British Columbia/Adrian Dorst Helijet offers passenger service from downtown Vancouver to the Nanaimo Harbour Heliport at the Cruise Ship Welcome Centre, just minutes from downtown. Get close to nature in Nanaimo Sea kayaking in the Salish Sea Old-growth forest in Cathedral Grove

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