2022 Election Candidates Announced

The Town of Qualicum Beach wishes to declare candidates for the 2022 Election, for the offices of Mayor (one to be elected) and Councillors (four to be elected).

View the Candidates Information webpage

Elections Updates

Campaign Period: January 1 to October 15

Advance Voting Dates: October 5 & 12, 8am to 8pm, Civic Centre

General Election Day: October 15, 8am to 8pm, Civic Centre

Non-binding Ballot Questions

Two non-binding questions will be included on the 2022 ballot to help inform Council of public opinion. The two questions will be:


1) Are you in favour of the Town of Qualicum Beach Council increasing in size from four (4) Councillors to six (6) Councillors?

2) Should the Town spend the necessary funds, up to a maximum of $700,000, to refurbish the St. Andrew’s Lodge building?


Visit qualicumbeach.com/ballot2022

for more information.

Mail Ballot Voting

Voting my bail is available to all eligible electors of the Town of Qualicum Beach.

Visit qualicumbeach.com/mail-ballot for more information and to register for a mail ballot package online.

The deadline to request a mail ballot package is Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

The deadline to pick up a mail ballot package is Friday, October 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm. 

Visit qualicumbeach.com/mail-ballot for more information.

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2022 Volunteer Appreciation

Thrilled to be back in person after a 2 year hiatus, the Town honoured volunteers in the community during their annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception.


This event is the Town's opportunity to express appreciation for the many volunteers who dedicate hours, days, months and even years to bettering the community in Qualicum Beach.


The winner of the 2022 Above & Beyond Award was the St. Stephens’ Community Meal Program, chosen by Council for its outstanding dedication to those in need throughout the Oceanside area. St. Stephens' requested that their prize be vouchers from local food suppliers to go back into their program. 


The volunteer groups and committee members honoured this year are listed on the 2022 Volunteer Appreciation Recipients Award displayed in the Town Hall foyer, along with the Above and Beyond Volunteer Award plaque.


Pictured above are St. Stephens' Community Meal Program volunteers Gail Berry, Earl Geddes, Pierre Pare, and Carol Pare.

Fall Chipping

Chipping will commence for:

Residences EAST of Memorial Ave - Oct 11

Residences WEST of Memorial Ave - Nov 1


Follow the guidelines for smooth collection:

  • ONE pile per property
  • Small trees, branches, woody shrub materials
  • Maximum pile of 8ft x 8ft x 5ft high
  • Wood under 4 inches in diameter
  • Neatly stacked at the roadside with butt ends facing the same direction


  • Grass clippings, leaves, soft plant materials (eg. flowers)
  • Piles in excess of 8ft x 8ft x 5ft high
  • Piles with gravel, dirt, or roots covered with dirt
  • Wood in excess of 4 inches in diameter

Visit the Town's Chipping webpage for more details.

Rodway Trail Opens

The Town is pleased to announce the completion of the Rodway Trail. The trail has been completely restored and features a new graded access point, and engineered stairs that create a continuous trail from the upper plateau on Arbutus Street to the waterfront.


The project started as the COVID-19 pandemic hit and was immediately affected by supply chain issues and labour shortages. Nonetheless, with persistence from staff, the project was able to reach completion within grant deadlines. The total project cost was approximately $150,600 and funding of $100,000 was received from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development through their Community Development Grant funding stream.

Bob Weir, Director of Engineering & Capital Projects for the Town says, “We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia in this important project. The Town has long wanted to restore this trail and provide greater access for West Qualicum Beach residents to the beachfront for their everyday use. We also recognize that the more trail linkages we have between our uptown commercial core and the waterfront, the more it creates recreation tourism opportunities, and benefits our local economy.” 

Emergency Preparedness FAQ

Is the Town prepared for an emergency? Read our “Frequently Asked Questions” to learn more about the emergency program structure and the capacity of Emergency Management Oceanside (EMO) to respond to an emergency event.

View the full media release and FAQ.

New Traffic Reader Board

In a commitment to safer roads a new solar powered speed reader board has been installed on Highway 19A near Hall Rd.

The reader has been installed in hopes of reducing speeds along this busy corridor. The board displays various indicators including the recorded speed, a slow down message, and a happy or sad face, based on speed compliance.

The supply and installation of the reader board cost approximately $9400, with $5600 of funding gratefully received from ICBC.

In addition to this new speed reader board, the Town has also implemented multiple traffic improvement measures this year, including 3 speed counters (portable), two pedestrian-activated lights and crossings on Highway 19A, and a speed reduction on Rupert Road.

We hope enjoy being smiled at as you drive past the reader board.


Campfire Ban

A campfire ban is still in effect until further notice. This includes open burning of any size, campfires, fireworks, sky lanterns, tiki torches, and burning barrels.

Work at the Airport

The Town Airport is undergoing important airfield lighting upgrades, including runway and taxiway LED edge lights. The project is expected to be completed in early 2023.

Cardboard Bin Location

The Town's Cardboard Recycling Bin has a new home. It is now located just inside the Public Work Yard on Berwick Rd South.

In the News

What's Happening
  • Sept 21 - Regular Council Meeting, 10am
  • Sept 30 - Town Hall Closed for Stat holiday

To view Council meetings visit qualicumbeach.com/council-live-streaming

To view upcoming events visit qualicumbeach.com/events

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