Shady Shores Beach Resort

Activities at Shady Shores

We want your stay at Shady Shores Beachfront Resort to be the vacation or holiday of a lifetime. Our beautiful property affords vacationers ample things to do, right from your holiday suite, cottage or log home. Spend a day wandering the beach, go kayaking for the afternoon or watch wildlife from the comfort of your vacation suite.

Enjoy strolling the beach, watching the ocean and finding shells and rocks.  The beaches on eastern Vancouver Island, particularly in Bowser, Qualicum and Parksville, are renowned for their variety, scenery and wildlife viewing.

West Coast Fishing

Experience world class fishing right from the front door of your vacation suite, or cottage . From early September to mid October, anglers from around the world descend upon our shores for the pink and Northern Coho salmon runs. For the anglers you can fish from shore or charter a boat from our local marina. Chest waders or belly boats are all that is necessary for a fantastic day of fishing on Vancouver Island.

Clam Digging & Oyster Picking

Clam digging and oyster picking are two more things to do at Shady Shores Beachfront Resort. Our beach provides an abundance of fresh clams and oysters for those who enjoy fresh seafood (please bring your salt water license with you!). Please click here for licenses and reports.

Giant Tide Pools

Young and old vacationers alike can enjoy the experience of a gigantic tide pool that hosts numerous species of marine life. A 21 lb salmon was caught by one lucky holiday guest by using only a net and bucket. Kids love to chase the bull heads, crabs, and the occasional octopus has been spotted in the pool. Every day there are many starfish to be seen – this is one of Nature’s incredible experiences.


Many of our vacation rentals include access to kayaks.  Drift across the water and interact with seals and local birds and enjoy the view from the other side of the beach.  Hourly rates are available for both single and double kayak rentals.