In Beaches

Close your eyes. Imagine you are floating in space, swimming among the stars, your every movement creating trails of light as you speed through the universe.

This isn’t a fantasy – it’s bioluminescent snorkeling – and it’s something you can do just a handful of times each year in the Salish Sea off Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

Accomplishing this is simple, but requires very specific circumstances: it needs to be during the summer, in July and August, and on the darkest of nights, either overcast or during the dark moon phase. It’s at this time that the bioluminescent phytoplankton really begin to shine, allowing you a chance to experience something truly spectacular: swimming amongst the stars.

If you’re looking for a tour, Coastal Revelations can help you out. Otherwise, it just makes a great time to take advantage of how far out the tides will go off Rathtrevor Beach 😉