NANOOSE, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC
The unspoiled coastal community of Nanoose Bay offers a refreshingly rural atmosphere, within easy access of urban amenities in Nanaimo to the south and Parksville to the north. Even the birds appreciate the unsullied area, as many winter here or rejuvenate before migrating. For exceptional bird watching, visit the Qualicum National Wildlife Area - Nanoose Unit. In January, visitors to the park are often treated to a wonderful spectacle, as bald eagles migrate to the area. The waters beckon kayakers and boaters, while sand strollers can find some prosperous clam digging spots. Several accommodations exist in Nanoose Bay, including a fine resort and several bed and breakfasts. The existing residential oceanfront golf community at Fairwinds has been thoughtfully crafted to provide elegant and distinct neighbourhoods. With amenities seamlessly intertwined within the Fairwinds community, residents rarely have to wander far to access the activities they love. For those who prefer watching golf balls soar, the Fairwinds Golf and Country Club is constantly ranked as one of the best mountain golf courses on Vancouver Island.