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Nanaimo and Parksville Qualicum Beach 2015

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This provincial park is home to Cathedral Grove, one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. These forest sentinels—some more than 800-years old—soar amid a network of trails so that visitors can view their majestic beauty. www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/ explore/parkpgs/macmillan MacMillan Provincial Park Morningstar Golf Club Deep Bay Marine Field Station Groups can visit the Deep Bay Marine Field Station operated by Vancouver Island University to tour the research facilities or head out on Deep Bay for a custom boat tour. Try oyster shucking and tasting, visiting the shellfish touch tanks or taking a walk in the riparian forest ecosystem. The Field Station can also be rented for events, meetings and conferences for groups up to 180 for a classroom setting or reception, or about 100 for seated functions. Rental fees are used to finance public education programs. viu.ca/deepbay Deep Bay Swing It Over 20 golf courses dot the region from Nanaimo to Parksville Qualicum Beach. For an executive round, or a full-on tourney, there's plenty of choice and spectacular views for golfers of all abilities. Morningstar Golf Club is a championship course that has hosted professional, national and provincial events. Designed by Les Furber, the well-maintained fairways and large quick greens will host the 2016 Qualifying School for the PGA Tour Canada. morningstargolf.com Home of incredible views of Mount Arrowsmith, the Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach is just a short drive from Nanaimo. pheasantglen.com Nanaimo Golf Club—Open for play year- round, this semi-private course features a beautiful park-land layout. nanaimogolfclub.ca Another Les Furber design—Fairwinds Golf Club—was named best golf course on Vancouver Island by BCLiving in 2013. Dramatic elevation changes and great views set this course apart. fairwinds.ca Deep Bay Custom Boat Tour Top photo: Deep Bay Marine Field Station Bottom photo: Morningstar Golf Club Make your next event in Parksville memorable! Stunning Meeting Space for up to 50 People & Discounted Group Room Rates www.sunriseridge.ca Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort 1175 Resort Drive Parksville, BC 1-877-977-8669

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