Lots of great activities and things to do in Lighthouse Country ! Join in some Lighthouse Country Family Holiday Fun, it’s Merry Magnolia Court Christmas, Dec 3, 4-6pm at Magnolia Court….festive games, foods and music & a Santa visit with photo opp- rain, snow or shine! Click here to view poster (PDF) . Check out the Winter Artisans Market and Community Soup event ! December 3rd, 10-4 at the Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay. Also, Deck the Docks, Dec 15, 5-7pm at Deep Bay Marina – enjoy the lit up boats, live music, cocoa and more !
Lighthouse Country encompasses almost 300 square kilometers and that it was in the late 1890’s that a road was completed to connect Lighthouse Country to the small villages to the south ( Qualicum and Parksville) and to the north ( Courtenay and Comox), thus making this are more accessible to new settlers. The local business association first used the name “Lighthouse Country” in the early 1980’s to describe this area since a lighthouse can be seen from almost any vantage point . Names that had been in use, such as “North End” or “Shaw Hill-Deep Bay” were too cumbersome. Soon, other organizations as well were using the catchy new phrase.
( this and more local info found in “Images & Voices” by Rita Levitz & Leah Willott, for sale at TOMMs Food Village, Salish Sea Market & Georgia Park Store)