Qualicum Beach is one of the most pleasant small towns on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Steeped in British heritage and famous for its charm, local arts, crafts and beautiful English gardens, Qualicum Beach offers visitors a welcoming embrace. It is known for the Qualicum Golf Course, its sandy beaches and famous provincial parks. It is a village that boasts a cozy charming downtown area that features unique shops. Qualicum Beach is blessed with the mildest climate in all of Canada and many of its residents are retired. There are numerous beachside areas where residents and visitors alike walk the ocean promenade. The original Coast Salish settlers of this area knew it as "where the dog salmon run". The name Qualicum Beach is derived from Quallchum, an early variation of this term. There are many types of Qualicum Beach homes for sale to choose from including new homes, condominiums, duplexes, patio homes, townhouses and vacation homes. Qualicum Beach real estate prices are a bit higher than in other Central Vancouver Island communities. The average price of a Vancouver Island home in Qualicum/Parksville is $369,446.