Location 2016

Coming  from  South to the North:

If you are coming north on the Inland highway , you need to take the Qualicum Beach turnoff, as far as the ring road above Qualicum, take the left exit, follow onto Laburnum, and down to Island Highway turn left onto 19A.

The Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival grounds are located
north of Nanaimo/Parksville area at Meadowood Community Park, in Qualicum Beach located 35 minutes north of Nanaimo along Highway 19A to Baylis Road. Turn off is north of Qualicum Beach at first set of double lanes, left at Baylis Road.

Coming from North due South:
Take the Inland Highway south and take the Horne Lake road exit, then once at bottom of hill turn right or
south onto  Highway 19A, follow down to Baylis Road, where you turn right.
If you are on Highway 19A coming south stay on the highway til you see Baylis Road. Turn Right..

Turning Onto Baylis Road:

Turn off the Old Island Highway 19A onto Baylis Road.  Our event will be well marked. Follow down to
Dorman Road
and turn left.  Go a short distance and turn right up Corcan Road, under the Inland Highway.

Go up til  you reach Meadowood and turn right up the hill, the  Meadowood Store is on the  left.
Turn  left first road after the store on Galvin.  The location is Meadowood Community Park, 
right there @ 1810 Galvin Place.

Google Maps Directions from the Nanaimo BC Ferries Terminal

BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal

680 Trans-Canada Highway, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5R1, Canada
Head southeast on Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 Stoward Brechin Rd
15 s (120 m)
Take Northfield Rd to BC-19 N
8 min (4.0 km)
Follow BC-19 N to Memorial Rd/BC-4 E in Nanaimo G. Take exit 60 from BC-19 N
26 min (39.4 km)
Take Rupert Rd WLaburnum RdIsland Hwy W/BC-19A N and Corcan Rd to Galvin Pl inNanaimo F
18 min (18.3 km)

Meadowood Community Park

1810 Galvin Place, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2S3, Canada

Ferries from Washington

Port Angeles ferry  the Black Ball  - to Victoria

Anacortes ferry.   nice trip through the San Juan islands  -  to Sidney

The Lighthouse Country communities are located near many of the top golf courses in the area, including the Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club, an 18-hole semi-private golf course located at a 10 minute drive north of the Bluegrass grounds, or about a 45 minute drive from the Nanaimo area.   Check out this link about golfing in the Nanaimo and surrounding areas north to Courtenay......Golf Vacations on Vancouver Island.

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is located along the Qualicum River, southwest of Qualicum Bay. The 123-hectare park protects seven caves in the Horne Lake Cave system, named after a Hudson Bay Company explorer.  Dress warmly and appropriately for caving, and carry a flashlight.  Other adventures include canoe and water safety instruction on Horne Lake, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and fishing.  There is a private campground adjacent to the park with a boat launch.

Spider Lake Provincial Park encompasses Spider Lake and its shoreline, south of Qualicum Bay. This quiet and peaceful 65-hectare park is a day-use only recreation area, and a great place for a family outing, with the warm water lake being noted for its excellent swimming, canoeing and kayaking potential. Paddlers can spend a peaceful afternoon exploring the shoreline and the many secluded bays. Shaded lakeside trails and a lovely sandy beach make Spider Lake a favoured destination.

Just north of Deep Bay on Hwy 19A you'll find Rosewall Creek Provincial Park, a small roadside park devoted to riverbank casting at the entrance to Qualicum Bay. Rosewall Creek is an important winter habitat area for waterfowl and shorebirds.

Visit the docks at the excellent natural harbour at Deep Bay to watch the commercial fishing boats return with their catches. Deep Bay's prolific herring spawn and shrimp hatches attract the larger Chinook salmon, some up to thirty pounds

Take a break from the beach and drive north to Buckley Bay for a visit to Hornby Island and Denman Island, located just offshore from Lighthouse Country. These tranquil and enchanting southern Gulf Islands are accessed by a 15-minute ferry ride from Buckley Bay to Denman Island, and a second ferry trip to Hornby Island.


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