I recently updated my Oceanside Route Driving Tour and added Morningside Farm in Parksville to the itinerary. Morningside can’t be beat for a day out with the kids as lots of friendly animals are readily accessible in the barns. The 30-minute farm trail around the back of the property offers splendid mountain views and glimpses of farm life. If you’re there at 11 am or 1 pm you can join the guided farm tour ($8 for adults or $5 for kids) which includes a wagon ride, educational barn visits, and demonstrations of cheese and wine making (including wine tastings for adults). Otherwise, admission to the farm is free. A shop on the premises sells the famous Little Qualicum Cheese and MooBerry Wine, both made here. Your purchases are a fun way to support the 100-mile diet.