Qualicum's downtown is nothing short of adorable, inviting and down right charming. Wander the tree lined streets, breathe in the smell of the enchanting blooms and fresh sea air. Before you know it you will have fallen head over heals. Here are a few of my favorite places to dive into downtown Qualicum: Seabreeze Gifts, Englishman Interiors, Arbutus Fashions, Smithford's, Brown Eyed Susan's, Qualicum Pet Foods, Heaven on Earth Natural Foods, Alcove, Round the world imports, Dolly's Home Hardware, Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery, Covet, ReVived Vintage , Fresh & Fabulous Flowers, MOD Apparel, Mulberry Bush Bookstore, Oceanside Art Gallery, Olive this and more, Pedego Electric Bikes, Pharmasave, The Source, Qualicum Toy Shop, Second Ave Clearance, Silverwood, Sweet Dreams Bed & Bath, The Shoe Inn, What's cooking.
Qualicum has a large variety of choices for food. Eating in? Taking out? Picnic at the beach perhaps? Or maybe head to French Creek Marina or Qualicum Scallops and whip something up yourself on that fabulous grill we have waiting for you at the Cottage. Oceanside is packed with great food ! Oh lets not forget the fresh Oysters at Fanny Bay. If you are in the Qualicum Bay area you must try Tidal Taco! A small kiosk on the Oceanside with picnic tables for your dining comfort. People come from North and South Island for these Taco's! Do yourself a favor and make time to try one. The following is a list of local favorites: The Sapphire room (located at the Crown Mansion) Bailey's In The Village, French press coffee roasters, Q Burger, Courtyard Café, Gary's Bistro, Hebrew's Café, Island Soda Works, Oceanside Pizza Palace, Qualicum Beach Bakery (Fabulous Soups & Sandwiches), Qualicum Foods, Oh So Yummy Café, Deez Bar & Grill, Thalassa Restaurant, CView Lounge, Lefty's, Bistro 694, Sushi Hama, Shady Rest, Giovanni's, New Canton, The Shores, Final Approach (located at the Qualicum Airport) Qualicum Sushi, Black Bird Schnitzel Haus, Cockney Pride, Micky J's Bar & Grill, West Coast Food House, Fanny Bay Pub, Sandbar Café, Fish Tales, French Creek Pub, Henry's Kitchen and Red's snack shack.