Town Council Approves Multi Use Lifestyle Resort Community

Pheasant Glen’s proposal has been approved by Town Council, and we will now be able to move forward with our vision for a Multi Use Lifestyle Resort Community right here in Qualicum Beach!

Local residents and tourists can look forward to a new Brew Pub to enjoy a great meal with friends in a pristine setting, complete with rolling fairways, golfers, and mountain views! You will be able to invite friends and family from out of town to book a room and stay at the new Hotel/Lodge, or choose one of the Cottages or Cabins to rent.

For our Junior Golf Academy, these new accommodations will be a welcome choice for participants, both local and out of town. Golf championships and tournament participants alike will appreciate having quality accommodation options nearby.

The new Multi Use Lifestyle Resort Community will also have a beautiful venue for hosting weddings and other special celebrations. This is an integral part of our plans to ensure that future generations — including our own family members who have been in the area for four generations — will have a wonderful place to gather, find new adventures and make memories.

This vision started with Bill Dutton’s purchase of the golf course in 1996, and this year Pheasant Glen celebrates its 25th Anniversary. We are excited to build on this legacy!

The community of Qualicum Beach will benefit from construction and job creation, and a $450,000 contribution by Pheasant Glen toward the Town of Qualicum Beach’s affordable housing fund. Construction costs project $80-90 million to build 185 units of mixed cottage, cabin, and stacked condos. A 40 room hotel/lodge owned and operated by Pheasant Glen will offer daily and weekly rentals in peak season, and monthly rentals in off-season.

Craig and Bill Dutton show the $450,000 cheque they delivered to the Town of Qualicum Beach.

The Town of Qualicum Beach receives Bill Dutton’s contribution to the community’s affordable housing fund.  

The Resort Community projects a significant positive economic impact on the local economy — $4.5 million in development charges paid to the town, and $1.5 million a year in tax revenue. It is expected to generate $40-50 million in economic activity for the area.

In addition to a new brew pub, restaurant, and accommodations, there will be a new clubhouse, meeting rooms, confectionery, spa, and biking, walking and hiking trails connected to the Town of Qualicum Beach trail system.

Pheasant Glen wishes to thank its members, friends, and community supporters who wrote and phoned Town Council and attended the meetings. A special thank you to the following Town Council members who supported the resort by passing the bylaw:

  • Councillor Scott Harrison
  • Councillor Teunis Westbroek
  • Mayor Brian Wiese

Again, a big thank you to everyone who has taken supportive actions to stand by our community vision for Qualicum Beach!

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Comments (5)

  • david hahn Reply

    Way to go Duttons! Lots of stick to of it shown by you folks to get this far. Keep up the good work. Look forward to having a libation in the new centre. Best of luck for the future……

    October 28, 2021 at 4:43 pm
  • Ed Mclaren Reply

    This has been a long wait for this huge commitment. It has taken a lot of effort and perseverance, but I think it will be a fantastic addition for the town of Qualicum Beach, and that those councillors who rejected the proposal will regret their choice.
    I look forward to seeing the progress, and to enjoying all aspects of the development. I am sure that there will be many people who will use the facilities and benefit from this new addition to our town.

    October 30, 2021 at 8:06 am
  • Trevor Wall Reply

    This upgrade of the facilities and the new resort construction at Pheasant Glen will benefit all the residents of Qualicum Beach and will certainly spill over into Parksville and the surrounding communities. Beyond the positive economic impact the construction will create, there’s the tax revenues, both during construction and then ongoing into the foreseeable future. Those revenues will go towards roads, schools, health care facilities, parks, green spaces, walking and bike trails, and all manner of infrastructure and services tax payers expect. Our small businesses will certainly see increased traffic from the visitors this resort will attract, including all the small shops, cafes, hotels, and certainly our little airport. In fact competing golf courses in the immediate area and throughout the island will all benefit. It’s a big win for this town, and for all the island. Our community will be a brighter, more vibrant, enriching place in which to live and visit when projects such as this one are built.

    December 17, 2021 at 9:50 am
  • Don Winters Reply

    Great news on the new development. Thanks to all the council members that voted in favor of this. Like others have said, the economic benefits to the area will be a welcoming spinoff. Can’t wait for it to be finished.

    February 1, 2022 at 2:19 pm
  • Mike & Marjorie Battams Reply

    About time, pleased to see this great project is finally going ahead. Well done to Bill and Craig for sticking to their vision for all these years.

    March 18, 2022 at 12:02 am

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