Revitalization Project Attracts New Businesses in Qualicum

Matt Hill, General Manager/Owner of Fern + Cedar Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Fern and Cedar

“We chose to open our new brewery in the East Village project of Qualicum Beach as we recognized the area as being in a prime location to service residents and tourists and were instantly drawn to the vision for the area. Strategically located next to the downtown core and directly adjacent to the popular bike path and market areas, we knew we would be well situated to be a cornerstone of this revitalization project – providing some much-needed energy to an under-utilized area of the town.

The roadwork, street lighting, art installation, landscaping and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks have all provided a sense of progress and community to the area. Our customers now feel this is a beautiful corner of Qualicum Beach and are excitedly watching the project progress further. We are looking forward to the continued works being completed so that the area will truly feel like an extension of the downtown core – with beautiful pedestrian access and sight lines – all great features for our business.”


The Town of Qualicum’s transformation of a deteriorating part of their community, located on the periphery of Qualicum Beach’s Uptown District, into a dynamic and inviting public space has helped beautify the street and inject a vibrancy and distinct design into the area. Learn more: Qualicum Beach East Village Revitalization