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
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 W, Laburnum Rd, Island Hwy W/BC-19A N and Corcan Rd to Galvin Pl inNanaimo F
18 min (18.3 km)
Ferries from Washington
Port Angeles ferry the Black Ball - to Victoria
Anacortes ferry. nice trip through the San Juan islands - to Sidney
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.
Presented by the Mid Island Bluegrass Society