Oyster Fishing

Do you enjoy the brine of fresh oysters? We have some of the best Oyster fishing Vancouver Island has to offer just steps off our oceanfront patio. Throw on your boots, grab a bucket and you’re ready to dig, pick and forage for the fresh oysters. We also have contacts with local fisherman that will be happy to supply you with fresh daily caught oysters and other crustaceans.

Be sure to grab a license because you can be fined without one

Read the BC Shellfish Grower’s association Oyster Guide

Lighthouse Country Trail

Looking to get some fresh air? The Lighthouse Country Trail is just a few minute walk from the front doors of the Lighthouse Motel. The trail is open to walkers, runners, cyclists and equestrians. The trail includes 2 km of accessible terrain which is closed to equestrians. The Lighthouse Country Trail allows for everyone to get out and enjoy the beautiful coastal Douglas-Fir forest.

Download the trail map


Mountain Bike Trails

Looking to get your adrenaline pumping, Mountain Bike trails are only 2.5 km away. No matter what your skill level, the local area offers beginner to advanced mountain bike trails


Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Visit the Deep Bay Marine Station located 12 minutes away from the Lighthouse Motel. Take a guided or self guided tour and learn about marine conservation issues and how you can help protect the marine environment. Take in the amazing views of Baynes Sound or get up close with local marine life by visiting the aquaria and touch tanks. Children under 5 are free when accompanied by an adult

Horne Lake Caves

Ranked as Canadian Kids Top 25 Activities. Make the trip to Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park just a short drive away from the Lighthouse Motel. We highly recommend booking a guided tour exploring the depths of Horne Lake Caves, tours range from the 1 hour, Main Cave Experience to a 5 hour Extreme Cave Rappel. If you prefer to explore on your own, self guided cave access is available from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily. Being unground isn’t for you? Enjoy the coastal rainforest while hiking the 1.5 Km Phil Whitfield’s Fossil Geology Trail. The 30 minute loop is a moderately strenuous uphill trail with 8 info stops.   

Denman and Hornby Island

While staying at the Lighthouse Motel, you can make the day trip and enjoy everything Denman and Hornby Island has to offer. The residence of Denman and Hornby Island produce an abundance of unique arts and crafts and helped the Gulf Islands earn an esteemed reputation around the world. Denman Island is connected to Vancouver Island by a 2 Km ferry service which provides beautiful views. While on Denman or Hornby Island enjoy a variety of experiences such as kayaking, mountain biking, camping, hiking trails, beaches and swimming or just relax while taking in the world class views. If the ferry isn’t for you, the Lighthouse is now offering private charters to and from Denman and Hornby Island. Please contact the Lighthouse for additional information

Crowne and Anchor Pub: (500 m or 1 min)

The Crowne and Anchor is our local pub located just a few minute walk away from the Lighthouse Motel. If live music is your thing, the Crowne and Anchor offers an open mic night on Wednesday nights, Bluegrass on Thursday nights, Karaoke on Saturday nights and Country/Blues on Sunday nights. No matter what day of the week, you’ll always be welcome to drop in for a cold pint and a bite to eat from their menu. If you’re planning on making the adventure to the Crowne and Anchor let the Lighthouse Motel management know. We’ll be sure to let them know you’re coming.


Sandbar Café: (300 m or 1 min)

The Sandbar Café is a local favourite and just a quick walk from the Lighthouse Motel. The Sandbar Café offers a relaxed atmosphere, ocean view patio and a gallery filled with local artists. You will be sure to find a menu item to your liking, the traditional café menu offers a large selection of items sure to please any guest. This is an ideal breakfast spot for anyone visiting the area.    

West Coast Food House: (120 m)

The West Coast Food House is a new additional to the restaurants within walking distance from the Lighthouse Motel. The rustic setting and comfortable atmosphere offers modern menu choices with vegetarian and gluten free options paired with a great selection of local beer sure to please any palate.

Tidal Taco Shack: (110 m)

Tidal Taco Shack is just a stumble away from the Lighthouse Motel. This small oceanfront taco shack draws crowds from all around Vancouver Island. Believe me when I say, “These tacos are amazing”. Whether you’re in the mood for a few tacos, or a burrito for those with a larger appetite the Tidal Taco Shack is sure to deliver. Don’t believe us? Check them out on Facebook.  

Footless Rooster Coffee House: (located in Bowser)

Footless Rooster Coffee House offers a comfortable atmosphere with all the caffeine required to get your day going. The service and friendliness of the staff is exceptional. 


Fishing and Whale Watching

Contact us to plan your custom fishing or whale watching charter


Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club:  (6.5 km or 7 mins)

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club: (15.5 km or 14 mins)

Eaglecrest Golf Club: (19km or 18mins)

Morningstar:  (23 km or 23 min)

Fairwinds Golf Course: (46 km or 33 mins)

Crowne Isle: (49 km or 43 mins)

Skiing and Snowboarding

Mount Washington (76 km or 54 mins)

Heli Ski Tours- Island Alpine Guides (47 km or 33 mins)

Mount Caine Alpine Park (227 km or 2 h 47 mins)


 Tofino: (180 km)


Lighthouse Motel

6035 Island Hwy W

Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E1, Canada


Phone: (250) 757-8765


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