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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

403 Lowry's Road, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2B5, Canada
250-954-3931
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Ranked #3 of 11 activities in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, located on Morningstar Farm, produce a selection of... more » Owner description: Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, located on Morningstar Farm, produce a selection of world-class cheeses and fruit wines to delight the senses!Come and visit our heritage dairy farm - take a self-guided tour (complete with map), watch the Cheese makers in action, chat with the wine maker and sample the different varieties of award-winning cheeses and wines we create. Stay for a picnic, watch the milking daily at 4pm, and you just can't leave without visiting all the animals - cows & calves (of course!), sheep, goats, pigs, horses, bunnies and 'Carl' the llama! « less
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British Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I'm a fan of the blackberry wine! go try some wine and cheese and let the kids so how the farm works a bit.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is cute for kids to spend some time with the animals There are cows and goats and chickens. They can do a self guided tour. There are maps and activity pages available. For the adults, there are numerous cheese to taste and wine to try. They are friendly and helpful to answer questions you may have.

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I visited the farm with a 7 and 8 year old yesterday. It was really lovely. It's a self lead visit. The animals are accessible for interaction. The place has put together a scavenger hunt for kids that is really fun. There are sheep and goats you can talk to and pet in a big field, rabbits in a little... More

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Surrey, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Gotta admit...came here specifically for the cheese curd, wonderful, best curd in B.C. Many other cheese choices here also, and lots of samples. Also like the Rathtrevor cheese and Brie. Can get Little Qualicum cheeses in grocery places in the area but interesting to come directly to the source.

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New Mexico
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Cheeseworks is good family fun, especially for city/town families with young children. It's great to see how the farm works, and the baby animals are always popular. The cheese is good, but not spectacular. Average tasting, but very interesting choices. The gift shop is small, but quite nice. We stayed for only 30 minutes (we have no kids), but we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Not often that you find a petting farm that doesn't charge for entry. Little ones were able to go into the rabbit pen and pet them, go into the corral that had donkeys, sheep and goats and interact with them. The donkeys enjoyed the company and would follow us around. Go into the barn and see the calves and pet... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Cute property. Great staff. Animals to look at and pet. Little trails to explore the farm. Original cheeses and fruit wine (dry) available to taste and purchase.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a working farm and is an amazing example of agri-tourism and direct farm marketing done expertly. You can watch the cows get milked (a highlight), watch the cheese get pressed (I always miss it but hear it isn't as exciting as it sounds), pet some cute fluffy animals (think: goats, sheep, a llama), and visit the shop (the... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

After caving & touch tanks, we decided to go to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks. It's a family run farm that produces some fine cheese and fruit wines. Sampled a few and purchased a few for our evening desert. They also have a scavenger hunt for the kids, a petting area of course the "shop". The staff were knowledgable, friendly and helpful.... More

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NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

generosity in tasting the full range of cheeses which were tasty wines made from fruits other than GRAPES were interesting.... but we are still grape wine people friendly and hospitable staff recommended

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