Wellness Hubs of Canada: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, B.C.
As the sun rises at THE O.C. Motel, repeating ‘Gwanseumbosal’ translated to ‘All is well’, in between the eagles flying down into the ocean for their breakfast. Morning yoga and movement along the shore line, creates balance of both mind & soul. The forests of pine and spruce on the coastal islands beyond the town, create peace. As the herons gracefully dance inches above the ripples of the Ocean, thoughts of the second hand of a watch stopping, sink in. Reading Hemingway, a light breeze grazes my skin, creating a deep moment of contemplation. Conclusion: Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island, is a Wellness Hub of Canada.
Experience and wisdom present in many locals of Qualicum, help lead a burgeoning new energy. A youthful resurgence scatters throughout the streets. A population under 10,000, surrounded by nature and old growth forests, a flourishing community. These longevity secrets make Qualicum an ideal spot as one of Canada’s Blue Zone (the communities with the longest life expectancy).
Wellness Day in Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island. What to do in Qualicum Beach?
Local organic family run farms and artisans at the Saturday Farmer’s Market, including one of the kindest families, the Foster’s. 100% organic farm fresh produce, nuff said.
Need a little Spanish flavour in your life? Talk to an absolute beauty of a guy, Jesus (the man behind the Giant Pan) and his generous and gracious family at Spanish Kitchen. They make a mean Pallela and just opened a 100% Spanish Food store in Coombs.
Following the Farmer’s Market – stop in at The Courtyard and you can grab a coffee or if you are looking for coffee alternatives get the iced matcha and a couple energy balls. The energy and atmosphere that Britt, Sharlene and Mike have created makes you feel like you are at home. Chat with Mike about his commercial fishing day’s and the life and times of being a Dad and running a business.
When the ocean calls your name, the hardworking and kind, Micky of Dargonfly SUP – A dad of two boys under the age of ten, and a former electrician, but loves being on the ocean and lakes. He is also extremely passionate about the health benefits of Vibram shoes.
Yogis finding bliss at Yoga Grace with support of the wonderful teachers and soulful serenity of the founders Teresa and Engel. The presence of these two have helped shape the supportive wellness community of Qualicum. Pop into one of Rob’s Hatha or Stretch classes, great guy, and also a wellness and life coach (Accountability Coaching Available).
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1. How far is Qualicum Beach from Nanaimo? 38 Minutes, 48KM.
2. How Far is Qualicum Beach from Victoria? 1 Hour 30 Minutes, 111KM.
3. Where to Eat in Qualicum Beach? Qualicum Beach Restaruants (Healthy Options): Courtyard Cafe, The Shore, Qualicum Beach Inn.
Natural Health stores like Heaven on Earth and holistic advisors found throughout the alleys of the downtown core finalize the foundation of one of Canada’s Wellness Hubs, Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island. When you know what you are looking for; the right practitioner will arrive in Qualicum.
Paradise is a place where all the pain and suffering of the real world are gone and you can be full of joy and peace.
SATURDAY WELLNESS ROUTINE in QUALICUM BEACH VANCOUVER ISLAND
- 6:30AM – Sunrise Solo Morning Yoga + Movement on the Ocean (7 Foot BMAT Yoga Mat)
- 9:30AM – Farmer’s Market – Organic Veggies + Pallela @SpanishKitchen
- 10:30AM – Iced Matcha Oat Milk Late + Vegan Energy Balls @TheCourtyard
- 2:00PM – SUP w/ Micky @DragonflySUP
- 4:00PM – Chill in the Old Growth Forests
- 5:00PM – 8:00PM – The Portal at Yoga Grace w/ Engel. 3-hour breath journey practice will be a peaceful journey into the depths of your consciousness.
9:30AM - Farmer's Market. Organic Veggies + Pallela @ Spanish Kitchen
10:30AM - Iced Matcha Oat Milk Late + Vegan Energy Balls @TheCourtyard
2:00PM - SUP w/ Micky @ Dragonfly SUP