Oceanside area is comprised of Qualicum Beach, Parksville, French Creek and the Coombs Errington area and is located on the Eastern shores of Vancouver Island, just 40 km north of Nanaimo. A short drive to BC Ferry Terminals makes it both a thriving place to do business and a popular vacation destination. Oceanside is an active community of retirees and families with young children who have chosen to live here for the quality of life and natural environment. Residents place a high value on their community's spectacular natural setting, surrounded by beautiful beaches, mountains, rivers and lakes. Spend some time here and recharge your batteries. You can do as much, or as little as you like in a relaxed atmosphere and at your own pace.