Relax and enjoy your stay with us on the beautiful west coast of Canada!

Our Place Bed and Breakfast is located on the east side of Vancouver Island in Nanoose Bay, a short distance south of Parksville. We overlook the Strait of Georgia and the mountains of mainland British Columbia.

Conveniently Located

Our location is an ideal jumping-off point for trips to Ucuelet, Tofino and Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The world famous West Coast Trail can be reached from here via Port Alberni and Bamfield. There are many attractions along the way, for example: Cathedral Grove with its ancient cedars and 800 year old fir trees, Butterfly World, and the Wildlife Refuge Centre. On the way you can also visit Coombs Market and observe the goats on its grasscovered roof. Everywhere, there is ample opportunity for hiking, golfing, fishing and kayaking in the ocean or the many lakes.

Only 100 meters from our home is a rock beach with huge driftwood logs. In the tidal pools you can find seastars. Sea lions, seals, otters, and eagles can often be seen or heard while wandering along the beach. On the opposite side of Craig Bay lies Rathtrevor Provincial Park with its wonderful sandy beach.

Comfort, Style, and Delicious Breakfasts

Our home is newly built in a contemporary style. Both of our guest rooms, with ensuite bathrooms, and the guest sitting room are located on the lower floor. There is ample room in both guest rooms for a single cot for a third person, either an adult or a child. Breakfast is served in our dining room on the upper floor or on the balcony. From both sites one can view the ocean.

We offer a delicious hot breakfast consisting of egg dishes such as omelets, eggs benedict, or French toast. We may also serve pancakes or waffles. The starter consists of fresh fruit prepared in various ways, accompanied by juices and home-baked breads, scones, or muffins.

English and German are spoken. Please enquire about children.

Our beautiful home in pictures Getting Here Connections to Vancouver Island

Air access to Vancouver Island is via Victoria, Nanaimo, or Comox. The BC Ferries connect to Vancouver Island via Nanaimo or Victoria.

Distances to Our Place
  • Victoria: 2 hours south
  • Nanaimo: 30 minutes South
  • Comox: 1 hour North
  • E-mail: info@ourplace-bandb.com
  • Phone: (250)468-9408



“In retirement, we have realized our dream of building a new home, to be operated as a bed and breakfast. We are keen travelers ourselves, having visited North, Central and South America, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and Asia.

We prefer to stay in bed and breakfasts or pensions. The interaction with our hosts and the other guests has allowed us to share travel experiences and to appreciate their lifestyles and cultures.”

Your hosts are
Lorraine and Lewis Vermeulen.


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Rooms and Rates
The Jazz Room The Jazz Room

The Jazz Room is furnished with a queen bed.

The Wicker Room The Wicker Room

The Wicker Room has extra-length twin beds which can be joined to make a king bed.


Our two very spacious guest rooms feature beautifully-appointed ensuite bathrooms with large soaker tub and shower. The beds are provided with allergy-free silk filled duvets. There is plenty of space in each room to add a single bed for an adult or child.

A private entrance leads to the guest sitting room. The sitting room is provided with comfortable easychairs and a sofa for the enjoyment of reading and television viewing. A collection of CDs is available.

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room_rates_h2 90-110

Per night, dependent on season and length of stay. Prices in CAD.
Add another bed: +$20

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We will help you plan your days, with advice on the amenities offered in the immediate area and on the Island as a whole. Some attractions include:

  • Nearby Parksville and Rathtrevor Provincial Park offer beautiful sandy beaches.
  • Parksville also offers opportunities for shopping and has several very good restaurants. An excellent restaurant is an easy 15-minute walk from our home.
  • The quaint seaside village of Qualicum Beach is a 15-minute drive away.
  • Several excellent golf courses can be found nearby. Fairwinds Golf Course is about a 15-minute drive away.
  • The supply boat, the Frances Barkley will take you down Barkley Sound from Port Alberni to the quaint, pedestrian-only, seaside town of Bamfield.
  • The world-famous West Coast Trail out of Bamfield, via Port Alberni, can be reached from here.
  • Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve stretches between Ucuelet and Tofino.
  • Various companies offer sea kayaking and fishing.
  • Just one km from our home is Madrona Point. This is an excellent SCUBA diving site.
  • All of Vancouver Island offers numerous opportunities for hiking. Mt. Washington, about 75 minutes to the north, beckons in winter for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.

Beautiful Madrona Point.


Enjoying the sun in a sea kayak.


Amazing sand art festival!

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Our Place Bed and Breakfast is easy to find. We are located just south of the city of Parksville.

If arriving on Hwy 19 (Inland Island Highway):

  1. Follow Exit 46 in direction Parksville and the "i" Visitor Centre.
  2. At the first traffic light (Franklin’s Gull Road), you will see the Craig Heritage Park and Museum and the Visitor Centre on your right.
  3. Turn right here and drive around the Visitor Centre. You will now be on Northwest Bay Road, going in direction Nanoose Bay. To your left you will see Craig Bay Seaside Village.
  4. Continue on Northwest Bay Road for about 2 km. Follow the signs to Pacific Shores Resort.
  5. Turn left at Beaver Creek Wharf Road.
  6. Drive on Beaver Creek Wharf Road to the tee intersection and stop sign at Madrona Drive.
  7. Turn right and travel for about 300 meters to #1527 on your right.

If traveling on Hwy19A (Oceanside Route), leaving south out of Parksville:

  1. Exit the town and then watch for signs for the "i" Visitor Centre and the Craig Heritage Park and Museum. You will have passed the Parksville Heritage Shopping Centre on your left.
  2. Turn left at the traffic light (Franklin’s Gull Road)
  3. Then follow the same directions as given above.

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