Spring Chipping Underway

The Spring Chipping Program is set to go!

  • Residents EAST of Memorial Ave - started March 11 at 8am
  • Residents WEST of Memorial Ave - starts April 1 at 8am


Follow the guidelines below for a smooth pickup:



  • 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 facing the road


  • 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



Bus Garage Revitalization - Public Meeting March 27

The Bus Garage Conceptual Design and related Transportation Mobility Study will be presented to Council during its Committee of the Whole meeting on March 27, 2024, at 10 am.


The designs, developed by the Town’s consultant PWL, are the outcome of extensive public engagement activities to articulate a shared vision for the Bus Garage Site, while addressing transportation needs. 


The draft report includes a conceptual design for the public plaza, the preferred parkade layout, and findings from the Mobility Study. Residents are invited to attend the meeting to ask questions and offer feedback on the proposed design.


Based on feedback and direction provided by Council from this meeting, PWL will make refinements to create a final Conceptual Design and Transportation Mobility report. The refined Conceptual Designs and Mobility Report will be brought forward to Council for consideration in late Spring of 2024.


Public engagement for this project was extensive and the feedback received is outlined in the Phase Two Engagement Memo found at qualicumbeach.com/busrevive

 Beach Creek Culvert Replacement Project

The Town is embarking on a significant infrastructure initiative aimed at replacing two deteriorating corrugated steel culverts crucial to maintaining the integrity of the local ecosystem and safeguarding vital infrastructure.


The culverts located on Crescent Road East, beneath a deep road embankment crossing the fish-bearing Beach Creek, are unable to withstand current and future pressures and are in danger of failing.


Scheduled to commence in June, the project will involve necessary tree-clearing activities that will comply with timelines set by environmental regulations. Beginning March 5, a total of 23 trees along Crescent Road East within the construction zone were removed. Of the trees being removed, the three cedars will be re-purposed to enhance the fish habitat after the culvert has been replaced. 


The 2024-2028 Financial Plan includes a budget provision of $1,875,000 in 2024 to complete the work, and the Town has applied for external funding to help alleviate the cost. The project is now out to tender to secure a contractor to complete this critical work.


For further information and updates on the culvert replacement project, please visit qualicumbeach.com/bc_culvert_repair

Community Wildfire Resiliency Plan Survey

The Town is creating a Community Wildfire Resiliency Plan to prepare for wildfire events. To ensure the diverse needs and perspectives of our community are considered, the following survey is available:


Public Survey – open until March 31


For more details visit qualicumbeach.com/fire_resilient

New Crosswalk Lights

The crosswalk on Laburnum Road (at Claymore Road) just received upgraded pedestrian-activated solar-powered lights. The project is funded partially by ICBC’s Road Safety Program with $3500 of the $5400 needed. The installation aims to create safer pedestrian experiences for our community.

Tender Awarded for Airport Project

The Town invited proposals for the planning, design and contract administration of the pavement rehabilitation of Runway 29-11 and adjacent taxiways at the Qualicum Beach Airport. Tetra Tech was the successful engineering firm with a proposal of $51,775. There is no construction for this phase of the project, however airside inspection work will start March 11, 2024, and wrap up on June 1, 2024. 

Phone Scam Alert

The Town has been alerted to instances of phone scammers impersonating the Town of Qualicum Beach conducting a survey on water quality.


Just a reminder that the Town will never call to ask for personal financial details over the phone. If you receive a suspicious call that appears to be from the Town, hang up and report the call to Canadian Anti-Fraud at 1-888-495-8501.

Employment Opportuniites

The Town is seeking quality candidates for the following:

  • Labourer Trainee Parks – Temporary, Full-Time
  • Engineering Technician I - Permanent, Full-Time


Visit qualicumbeach.com/employment for details.

Quick Summary of the Council Meeting

Want to get a quick update on what happened in the Council Meetings? Council Corner offers a quick five-minute read, with links to related videos, that gives you a summary of what is happening in your Town.

Read the latest at our Council Corner Page.


Watermain Flushing

Watermain flushing is one of the most important practices carried out by our public works crews to maintain high water quality, improve the capacity of pipes, and ensure proper operation of the hydrants.

Crews began flushing on March 11, from 8am to 3:30pm, for approximately 3 weeks. 

Dogs on Beach

To protect geese in migration, dogs are not permitted (on-leash or off-leash) on any public beach between March 1 to April 30. Dog owners may be subject to a fine of $100, as per Animal Control Bylaw No. 649.

Dogs are permitted on the street level walkway on-leash.

Outdoor Burning

Garden refuse fires are allowed between March 15 and April 5 on properties within the Agricultural Land Reserve only. A permit is required and available at Town Hall or on our website.

Other fires are permitted in outdoor fireplaces as long as they are burning clean dry fire wood (no garden refuse).

For more details visit qualicumbeach.com/fire_regulate

Field Closure for Maintenance

The Community Park Playing Fields will be closed to sports bookings for maintenance from March 18 to April 5.


The fields will remain open for general use, however are not accepting sports bookings while the grounds undergo seasonal maintenance essential to the health of the fields.

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  • Mar 13 - Regular Council Meeting, 10am, Town Hall
  • Mar 27 - Committee of the Whole, 10am, Town Hall
  • April 8 - Public Open House, 10am, Town Hall
  • Apr 10 - Regular Council Meeting, 10am, Town Hall

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