Morningstar Farm/Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort chose us for a number of reasons.  It may be that they were able to find something to match their lifestyle and plans for future vacations, choosing from 1, 2 and 3 bedroom resort residences.  It may have been the affordable luxury that Fractional Real Estate provides, or the opportunity to enjoy the tradition of gathering with friends and family in their spacious, fully furnished condominium.  But there are fractional developments all over the world.  Why Parksville?

The temperate climate is certainly an attraction.  One of the most common attractions is the location (location,location).  Sunrise Ridge overlooks the Strait of Georgia and the famous Rathtrevor Beach.  An hour and a half from Victoria, an hour from the international airports in Comox or Nanaimo and two and a half hours from the wild West Coast, it’s the perfect home base for exploring Vancouver Island.  But you don’t have to drive for hours to find something of interest.

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is only 15 minutes from Sunrise Ridge.  It’s probably Canada’s only family owned wine and cheese farm. That’s right….   They make cheese out of all the milk from their dairy herd and also have a berry winery, both on the farm.  You can sample the cheese and wine and purchase as much as you like from their little country store.  There are always baby animals to pet… mostly calves and lambs.  But once a year there is an incredible event.  The dairy herd that’s been kept inside for the winter, is released into the pasture.  This video captured this annual event.  I’ve seen lots of happy people here at the resort, but few were happier than these cows appear to be.  Watch for some bag swinging, heel kicking frolicking as they head for greener pastures.


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