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Encyclopedia > Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Town of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°21′N, 124°26′W
Country Canada 
Province British Columbia 
RegionalDistrict Regional District of Nanaimo, British Columbia
Established Village:1943
  Town:1983
Government
 - Mayor Teunis Westbroek
 - Governing Body Qualicum Beach Town Council
Area
 - Town 18.00 km²  (4.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Town 8,502
 - Density 472.4/km² (1,440.0/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific Standard (PST) (UTC-8)
Website: Town of Qualicum Beach Website

Qualicum Beach is a town located in the Regional District of Nanaimo, British Columbia. As of the 2006 census, the town had a total population of 8,502. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 612 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (713 × 698 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/png) Qualicum Beach, British Columbia location. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Image File history File links Flag_of_British_Columbia. ... The Regional District of Nanaimo is a regional local government located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The Regional District of Nanaimo is a regional local government located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...


Located on the Strait of Georgia on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island in the shadow of Mount Arrowsmith, the community has been a popular tourist destination for residents of Victoria and Vancouver as well as a retirement community. It is served by the Island Highway (the main North-South highway on the Island) and by a daily train. The community is dotted with rental cottages along the coastline. It has the oldest average population in Canada. Strait of Georgia at sunset The Strait of Georgia (also known as Georgia Strait and the Gulf of Georgia) is a 240 km (150 mi)-long strait between Vancouver Island (as well as its nearby Gulf Islands) and the mainland Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Mount Arrowsmith is the largest mountain on southern Vancouver Island. ... Victoria is the capital of the western Canadian province of British Columbia. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment. ... A cottage is a small house of any period. ...

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History

Qualicum Beach, an attractive seaside town on the east coast of Vancouver Island, began as a lumbering, summer resort and retirement area. Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ...


The name "Qualicum" comes from a Coast Salish term that means "where the dog salmon run." The Coast Salish are a group of Salishan-speaking First Nations/Native American in British Columbia and Washington. ... Binomial name Oncorhynchus keta (Walbaum, 1792) Keta redirects here. ...


In May 1856 Hudson's Bay Company explorer Adam Grant Horne (b 1831, Edinburgh, Scotland; d August 10, 1901 Nanaimo, BC), with a group of aboriginal guides, found a land route across Vancouver Island from the Qualicum River to the Alberni Inlet.[1] He also discovered the Haida massacre of local Salish natives. Horne Lake is named after him. 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... {{ethnic group| |group=Haida |image= |poptime=c. ...


In 1864, the botanist and explorer, Dr. Robert Brown lead a group which explored the area. A road was brought to Parksville in 1886 and extended to Qualicum in 1894. The E and N Railway reached Parksville in 1910 and Qualicum in 1914. H.E. Beasley, a railway official, sponsored the creation of The Merchants Trust and Trading Company which organized the original layout of the town and built the golf links and a hotel in 1913. [2] 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The E and N Railway (E&N, ENR) (AAR reporting mark ENR) is a short line railway run by RailAmerica, Inc. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


A private boys' residential school, the Qualicum College was established in 1935 by Robert Ivan Knight. The school grew through the 1960s but attendance diminished and it closed in 1970. The structure exists today as a hotel and its playing fields have been turned into a housing subdivision. [3] 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...


Doukhobor settlers established a communal colony in the adjoining Hilliers farming district from 1946 to 1952. The Doukhobors (Duchobozetz, Duchobortzi) (Russian: ) are a Christian dissenting sect of Russian origin. ...


Qualicum Beach was officially incorporated as a village on May 5, 1942 and was changed to town status on January 7, 1983. The area is growing quickly with new suburbs and major new highway. Currently, it is a favourite retirement and golfing community. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Politics and government

Town Hall, Qualicum Beach
Town Hall, Qualicum Beach

Municipal government of the Town of Qualicum Beach is structured like the American council-manager form of government. It is headed by a mayor (who also represents Qualicum Beach on the governing board of the Regional District of Nanaimo) and a four-member council. These positions are subject to at-large elections every three years as provided by British Columbia law. [4] The current mayor, Teunis Westbroek, was first elected in 1999, re-elected by acclamation in 2002 and again re-elected in a contested election in 2005. School board trustees, for representation on School District 69 Qualicum,[5] are also elected by residents of the town, the City of Parksville and the surrounding area. The town funds a volunteer fire department, which services the town and nearby rural communities. The town has a local ambulance station. Hospital services are provided by Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo.[6] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 504 pixel Image in higher resolution (2688 × 1692 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 504 pixel Image in higher resolution (2688 × 1692 pixel, file size: 2. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Local government of the United States. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... The Regional District of Nanaimo is a regional local government located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... Bloc voting (or block voting) (also called Plurality-at-large) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single constituency. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Politics An acclamation is a form of election not using a ballot. ... A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a school, local school district or higher administrative level. ... School District 69 Qualicum is a school district on central Vancouver Island in British Columbia. ... 67. ... There are several federal and provincial electoral districts with the name Nanaimo. ...


Qualicum Beach is part of the Alberni-Qualicum provincial electoral district, represented by Scott Fraser of the New Democratic Party in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. He was first elected in the 2005 provincial election. Federally, Qualicum Beach, located in the Nanaimo—Alberni riding, is represented in the Canadian House of Commons by Conservative Party Member of Parliament James Lunney, who was first elected in 2000 and has been re-elected in 2004 and 2006. Alberni-Qualicum is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. ... Scott Fraser is the current MLA for Alberni-Qualicum in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a democratic socialist political party in British Columbia, Canada. ... Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... Popular vote map by riding. ... Nanaimo—Alberni is the name of a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... James D. Lunney (born September 5, 1951) is a Canadian politician. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ...


Youth

Qualicum Beach is considered a retirement town with the median age being slightly over 58, but the number of families in the area is increasing. The town does have a great swimming pool, excellent baseball diamonds, a bike track and also boasts a skateboard park that is located by the pool and ball diamonds. It is served by Kwalikum Secondary School, a middle school and an elementary school. Kwalikum Secondary is a public high school located in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia part of School District 69 Qualicum. ...


Transportation

Railway Station, Qualicum Beach
Railway Station, Qualicum Beach

Highway 19A, known as the Oceanside route or the Old Island Highway, runs the length of the town along the shore line of the Strait of Georgia. The modern 4 lane Inland Island Highway, (Highway 19), passes nearby. The Qualicum Beach exit is also its junction with Highway 4, which runs through Cathedral Grove to Port Alberni and on to Tofino, Ucluelet, Bamfield and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of the Island. KD Air offers daily service to Vancouver and other locations from the Qualicum Beach Airport. The E&N Railway offers daily passenger service, departing Victoria each morning, stopping in Qualicum Beach en route to Courtenay and returning to Victoria in the afternoon. The town has no marina or harbour but does offer a launching area for trailered boats. French Creek Harbour, is 5 kilometres (3 mi) south on Highway 19A. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 426 pixel Image in higher resolution (3060 × 1628 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 426 pixel Image in higher resolution (3060 × 1628 pixel, file size: 3. ... British Columbia provincial highway 19A, known locally as the Oceanside Route, is composed of the original 1953 alignments of Highway 19 within Nanaimo and between Craigs Crossing and Campbell River. ... Strait of Georgia at sunset The Strait of Georgia (also known as Georgia Strait and the Gulf of Georgia) is a 240 km (150 mi)-long strait between Vancouver Island (as well as its nearby Gulf Islands) and the mainland Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada. ... British Columbia provincial highway 19, known locally as the Island Highway, is the main north-south thoroughfare on Vancouver Island north of Nanaimo. ... British Columbia provincial highway 4, known locally as the Alberni Highway and the Pacific Rim Highway, is the longest east-west main vehicle route on Vancouver Island, with a total length of 163 km. ... MacMillan Provincial Park is a 157 ha provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Port Alberni, British Columbia is a city located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. ... Tofino is a village of about 1,600 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, within the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Categories: British Columbia communities | Coastal towns of Canada | Canada geography stubs ... Bamfield is a small community on Barkley Sound in British Columbia. ... Pacific Rim National Park is a Canadian national park in British Columbia made up of three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. ... IATA code: XC Airline based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in south-western British Columbia, Canada. ... Qualicum Beach Airport, (IATA: N/A, ICAO: CAT4), is located 1. ... The E and N Railway (E&N, ENR) (AAR reporting mark ENR) is a short line railway run by RailAmerica, Inc. ... Victoria is the capital of the western Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ...


Demographics

Qualicum Beach Population, 1951-2006
Qualicum Beach Population, 1951-2006 [7] [8] [9] [10]

According to the 2001 Canadian census,[11] Qualicum Beach had 6,920 residents living in 3,509 households. Qualicum Beach residents' median age of 58.1 years, the highest in all of Canada with 38.0% of residents are over 65 years old, which is much more than the 13.6% province-wide average. Protestantism (51%) and Catholicism (14%) are the dominant religions. About 2.6% of residents reported themselves as being visible minorities (significantly lower than the 21% provincial average). The population density is 556.0 people per square kilometre (1,440/sq mi). Provincial government estimates put the population at 8,807 in 2005.[12] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... Visible minorities are persons who are not of the majority race in a given population. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Geography and climate

According to Statistics Canada, the town has a total area of 12.45 square kilometers (4.80 sq mi) as of 2001. Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Qualicum Beach is located on the Nanaimo lowlands, a narrow plain which lies between the Georgia Basin to the east and the Vancouver Island Ranges to the west. Landforms were significantly affected by the most recent advance of glacial ice which occurred about 18,000 to 19,000 years ago.


The area has cool wet winters with 80 to 85% of the precipitation falling between October and April. The average annual precipitation is 1,314 millimetres (51.73 in). Mean daily temperature range from 1°C to 3°C (34°F–37°F) in January with cloud and rain from north Pacific air masses dominating the winter weather. High pressure ridges over the mainland can block easterly air flows bringing snow and freezing tempearatures during winter but do not persist as moist westerly winds bring above freezing temperatures. North Pacific high pressure cells influence summer weather which is warm, dry and cloudless. July and August have mean precipitation of 17 millimetres (0.67 in) and mean maximum temperatures of 25°C (77°F). Although winter precipitation results in surplus moisture at the start of the growing season, summer, particularly July and August, are drought prone. With the longest freeze free days in Canada, at 180 days per year, the Nanaimo lowlands area is favourable for agriculture. The area is within the small Coastal Douglas Fir biogeograpic zone which is considered to be the finest climate in Canada. The Vancouver Island Ranges, an inland range mountains which includes nearby Mount Arrowsmith, shadows rainfall. This biogeographic area can support Garry Oak and Arbutus which do not exist elsewhere in Canada. Wildlife include: black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, black bear, and Cougar; although with the presence of human population deer, racoons and other rodents remain prevalent. Soil types in the area, classified as Orthic Dystric Brunisols, vary from marginal to unsuitable for agriculture as they tend to be gravelly loam with fertility limited by aridity and stoniness but are suitable for urban use.[13] [14] [15] An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A thermometric scale whose name is synonymous with the Celsius scale. ... Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ... A ridge is an elongated region of relatively high atmospheric pressure, the opposite of a trough. ... The Vancouver Island Ranges extend the length of Vancouver Island which has an area of 31,788 km². The Vancouver Island Ranges comprise the central and largest part of the island. ... Mount Arrowsmith is the largest mountain on southern Vancouver Island. ... For the television series see Rain Shadow. ... Binomial name Quercus garryana The Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana), also known as Garry Oak, has a range from northern California to British Columbia. ... Species See text. ... Trinomial name Odocoileus hemionus columbianus Richardson, 1829 Like all deer, black-tailed deer are herbivores. ... Roosevelt Elk (cervus canadensis roosevelti) are also know as Olympic elk tend to live in the rain forests of the Pacific coast. ... Binomial name Ursus americanus Pallas, 1780 For the Eurasian Black Bear, see Asiatic Black Bear. ... Binomial name Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) Cougar range map Synonyms Felis concolor The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as the puma or mountain lion, is a New World mammal of the Felidae family. ... Type species Procyon lotor Linnaeus, 1758 Species Procyon cancrivorus Procyon insularis Procyon lotor A raccoon (also spelled racoon) is a nocturnal mammal in the genus Procyon of the Procyonidae family. ... Loam is soil composed of a relatively even mixture of three mineral particle size groups: sand, silt, and clay. ...


Monuments

1992 History Monuments, 50th anniversary of Qualicum Beach
1992 History Monuments, 50th anniversary of Qualicum Beach




See also

General A.D. McRae, who built Eaglecrest. Alexander Duncan McRae, C.B., (born November 17, 1874 in Glencoe, Ontario, died June 26, 1946, Ottawa, Ontario) was a successful businessman, a Major General in the Canadian Army in First World War, a Member of Parliament, a Canadian Senator and a farmer. ...


Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ...


Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, also known as Euclataws is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada Discovered in 1963 by spelunkers Delores and Jim Johnson of Nanaimo BC Canada; it was made a class A category 2 park on Thursday October 9th 1969 when the caves existence was revealed...


List of former mayors There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


References

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of British Columbia
  2. ^ Town of Qualicum Beach web site, Early Days in Qualicum Retrieved October 11, 2006
  3. ^ The Homeroom: Qualicum College Retrieved October 11, 2006
  4. ^ See the Local Government Act, RSBC 1996, chapter 323
  5. ^ School District 69 (Qualicum) Board of School Trustees
  6. ^ NRGH web site. Retrieved October 11, 2006.
  7. ^ BC Stats, British Columbia Municipal Census Populations, 1921-1971 Accessed October 9, 2006
  8. ^ BC Stats, BC Municipal Population Estimates, 1976-1986 Accessed October 9, 2006
  9. ^ BC Stats, BC Municipal Population Estimates, 1986-1996 Accessed October 9, 2006
  10. ^ BC Stats, BC Municipal Population Estimates, 1996-2006 Accessed January 15, 2007
  11. ^ Statistics Canada, Community Highlights for Qualicum Beach, 2001 Community Profiles, October 6, 2006.
  12. ^ BC Stats, BC Municipal Population Estimates, 1996-2005] Retrieved October 9, 2006
  13. ^ Environment Canada, Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000, Qualicum River
  14. ^ BC Ministry of Environment: Soils Of Southeast Vancouver Island Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay, And Port Alberni Areas, Jurgen, 1989 ISBN 0-7726-0907-1
  15. ^ The Ecology of the Coastal Douglas Fir Zone Ministry of Forests, March 1999

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