The Shady Rest

The first photo was taken in 1936, and the second was taken in 2016.

In 1924, Thomas Kinkade and his wife built the Shady Rest. Today it is only a restaurant and pub, but it had accommodation and cottages for many years.

Photo credits: The Qualicum Beach Museum Archives, and Rusty J. Joerin, Woodsgift Photography. View more of his work at