Are you and your family looking for safe and fun ways to Trick or Treat this year? We have gathered our area favourites for you (plus a few bonus activities at the end)!

Trick or Treat at Nanaimo North Town Centre!

October 31st  4pm-5pm

Happy Halloween! Costumed kids under the age of 12 will get a special Halloween treat when they participate in Trick or Treat at NNTC! Kids can visit NNTC businesses between 4pm and 5pm on Halloween day (October 31st) for a treat while supplies last. 

Trick or Treat in the Village – Qualicum Beach

Join us in the Village at Qualicum Beach for some spooky fun between 3pm and 5pm on October 31. Visit your favourite shops and discover some new ones while your kids Trick or Treat in our safe and friendly environment. Hosted by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Businesses of Qualicum Beach

Coombs Candy Walk and BSS Dry Grad Haunted House

October 31st 6pm-8pm

The time-honoured Coombs Candy Walk has returned for its 53rd year. Experience the magic of trick-or-treating through the skillfully decorated indoor candy walk. This year's theme is "Toy Box." Little ghosts and ghouls take part in the cakewalk, have a snack at the concession, or snap some photos at the photo booth.

Activities include: Indoor Trick-Or-Treating, Live Entertainment, Cake Walk, Concession, and more! Please note, there will not be fireworks this year.

Admission is by donation. This is an all-ages event. We respectfully ask that you please leave your pets at home.

The Ballenas Secondary School Dry Grad Committee will be organizing the Haunted House in the big red barn. This is intended for older children. The Haunted house is organized as its own fundraiser. Admission is paid separately, and all proceeds go directly to BSS Dry Grad.

Fall Harvest Festival at Silver Meadows Farm - Errington

OCTOBER 26 THRU OCTOBER 31 9:30 am-5:30 pm

Join Silver Meadows Farm and celebrate fall! Corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch, weekend hayrides, and more! $2 Corn Maze, $3-10 U-pick pumpkins

McNabb’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Yellow Point

Open 7 days a week from thru October 31st.


Our final day for the 2022 season is Halloween, on October 31st. Don’t miss the maze!

7-acre Corn Maze, massive Pumpkin Patch (complete with Hayrides), and roadside Produce Stand. Experience some real “Family Fun in the Country”!

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I have listed a new property at 103 1355 Cumberland Rd in Courtenay. See details here

Welcome to Craigmark Place. This two bedroom/1 bathroom condo is centrally located within walking distance to downtown Courtenay, transit, recreation, schools and has a park located directly across the street. This is a corner ground level unit and has been professionally painted, with a new fridge and hot water tank just installed (2022). The generous floorplan is well laid out and has a large laundry/storage room, and a large living and dining room area. Storage /in-suite laundry are an added bonus. Building features include a secured entry, welcoming lobby area, and rentals are allowed, as well as 1 dog or 1 cat. No age restrictions. Low strata fees. Don’t miss out on this affordable opportunity to get yourself into the market either as a first-time home buyer or investor.

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What can we say about the town of Qualicum? CHARMING is the first word that comes to mind! This small-town community exudes charm, and is coupled with four kilometers of curving, postcard-perfect sand, which gives the town of Qualicum Beach its name.

Well known for its downtown village featuring a plethora of unique independent shops, there are also many places to grab a bite to eat or a beverage to enjoy. On Saturdays there is a Farmers Market that attracts a number artist and local producers of drinks, farm-fresh food, and local baking. This is a year-round market and must see! 

Qualicum is situated in between the larger communities of Nanaimo and the Comox Valley. Qualicum Beach residents can easily access the beautiful and vibrant surrounding neighbourhoods & attractions, such as Mt Washington Ski Resort and Strathcona National Park, the Comox Valley with its world-renowned mountain bike trails & craft breweries, and Port Alberni – the gateway to the west coast and salmon fishing capital.

There is also a small Airport which provides regular flights to Vancouver, Abbotsford, Tofino, Victoria, and Nanaimo for easy travel or additional sightseeing in the area for further exploring. 

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I have listed a new property at 54 529 Johnstone Rd in French Creek. See details here

Welcome to Pebble Beach. This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom patio home offers a large patio and greenspace off the main living area. The layout is bright and spacious with a gas fireplace. The primary bedroom has a walk-in closet and large ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and soaker tub. The Pebble Beach development offers beach access for residents, has secured entry in the evening, club house, secured RV parking, garden plots & pets are welcomed in this adult oriented community. The attached garage with attic storage and Built-in shelving. Pets and rentals are allowed with some restrictions. Just minutes from golf, marina and all the amenities of Parksville & Qualicum Beach.

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I have listed a new property at 664 Middlegate Rd in Errington. See details here

COUNTRY COMFORT a Tranquil, Serene & Peaceful setting in the Sought after Englishman River Estates. This 1614 sq ft 3 Bdrm 2 Bath Rancher is built on a crawlspace on a very private fully fenced, gated & gorgeous 2.59 acres. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the area & within walking distance to a river. The parklike acreage offers a variety of nature trails, beautiful outdoor living spaces with 2 large decks, a Gazebo, lots of sunshine, raised garden beds, a large lined irrigation pond & a Koi pond in the front with a water feature. The home is setback quite a long distance from the road for added privacy & is secured by a gate & a security System. Nicely designed with an 11 foot vaulted ceiling in the Great Room, a well laid out Kitchen with an Island & Pantry. All the rooms are a generous in size & there are numerous large windows that allow an abundance of natural light to fill the already bright living spaces. This oasis is the ideal place to call home & reconnect with nature.

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I have listed a new property at 1275 Chatsworth Rd in Hilliers. See details here

Country Acreage with 2 homes – located on an acre by the Whiskey Creek at the end of a no thru road. This peaceful 1 acre lot features two homes, and is ideal for a mortgage helper or multi-generational living. The homes and property have been well cared for and have had numerous updates to them. The carriage house sitting at the back of the property has 2 bathrooms and a cozy great room with wood stove, lovely wood floors and a primary bedroom with 2 pc ensuite. The main house offers a larger great room with full bath and also a newer woodstove with separate primary bedroom upstairs, and a secondary room that lends itself to a 2nd bedroom or den with a deck. The gardens are robust and have been well-nurtured . The lot is fully fenced. There is ample room for parking, and storage, with storage shed and a detached studio space. Enjoy country living just 10-15 minutes away from Parksville, Qualicum and Coombs.

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Please visit our Open House at 572 Berwick Rd N in Qualicum Beach. See details here

Open House on Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00AM - 1:00PM Hosted by Brittany Marie

Minutes from town, beach and all amenities. This 1/3 acre property will appeal for its garden suite zoning, separate garage/workshop, raised garden beds & mature fig trees. The charming recently updated 2-bed, 2-bath cottage is your perfect retirement home for living the dream growing your own food while enjoying a country lifestyle, close to everything. Low maintenance stucco exterior. Come see what the ocean side lifestyle and climate have to offer!

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Please visit our Open House at 1051 Troy Pl in Qualicum Beach. See details here

Open House on Sunday, October 9, 2022 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Rancher located on a cul-du-sac next to a green space with a lower level living space for separate guest or inlaw accommodation, or hobbies. This home is situated on .48 of an acre. The upstairs features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious floorplan. The patio doors on the living room and primary bedroom extend to a large deck facing towards the ocean. Enjoy the ambiance of living in the Country yet only minutes to all amenities. Less than 5 min. to Village Centre and the beach. This quiet, tranquil neighbourhood borders the Little Qualicum River, with walking trails and the Little Q farm and market garden. Enjoy the gardens in the landscaped front yard with the sunroom located off the front entrance. The two-car garage feature a workshop for hobbies and storage. Vacant, quick possession possible.

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I have sold a property at 3607 Ranch Point Rd in Nanaimo. See details here

Spectacular North Jinglepot Acreage. This phenomenal 1.88 acre property features a sprawling rancher, spacious 3 car garage, 2 bedroom guest house, in ground swimming pool, pool house with plumbing, hot tub and so much more. The main home boasts 2500+ square feet, with 4 generous bedrooms and 3 beautiful bathrooms, gleaming hardwood floors and oversized windows. The gourmet kitchen features skylights, top quality stainless appliances, inset lighting and large island. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, with it's double french doors leading out to the generous partially covered patio, perfect for entertaining. The primary suite has a stunning ensuite with a seamless glass shower and quartz countertops. Outside there is an inground swimming pool and hot tub with a deck surround, as well as a pool house and spacious decks. Additionally, there is a beautiful 2 bedroom guest house with vaulted ceilings and wrap around deck. All of this on a landscaped acreage in a coveted location.

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