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Best Parks, Trails and Places In Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Activities enjoyed at the beach include swimming, beachcombing and sightseeing. The beach is also a beach launch site for kayakers looking to explore the coastline. There are islands along the coastline worth exploring like Newcastle, Jesse, Snake and Brandon Islands. There is parallel parking
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Departure Bay Road
Nanaimo
Bowen Park is a popular area for many activities including swimming, birdwatching, hiking, picnicking, disc golf, tennis, baseball and lawn bowling. Swimming can be enjoyed in the river or in the outdoor swimming pool in the park. Birdwatching is best enjoyed near the duck pond or at the south end
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Bowen Road
Nanaimo
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Westwood Lake Park: A 50 hectare day use park with a sandy beach, swimming area with a floating dock, picnic tables, playground, boat launch and a large network of hiking and biking trails. The lake is a popular destination for swimming, canoeing, fishing for trout, hiking, jogging, dog walking, mou
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Westwood Lake Rd
Nanaimo
cablebay
Cable Bay Trail. Hike 1.9 km out to a bay and maybe see some sea lions and eagles. Wood chip trail is easy going and takes maybe 40 minutes. Located south of the Duke Point Hwy
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Nicola Road
Nanaimo
buttertubs
Buttertubs Marsh is a popular place for birdwatching mainly it is very central in the community and easily accessible. Some of the birding wildlife viewed when visiting the marsh could include swallows, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, American Widgeons, Red-Winged Blackbird, eagles, kingfishers,
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Bird Sanctuary Drive
Nanaimo
Diver Lake Park has a fitness circuit trail, walking paths, picnicking, playground and a dock. Lots to do and areas to relax.
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Nanaimo
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Parkway Trail
Take note bikers and cyclist of this gem of a paved trail in Nanaimo, BC on on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada called The Parkway Trail. It is the most traveled pedestrian and biking trail - a transportation route and a connector route for moving around Nanaimo, BC.
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Trans Canada Hwy
Nanaimo
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Newcastle Island Park is an island retreat located 100 metres off the coast of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Accessed only by boat, kayak or passenger water taxi the island is a popular hiking, beach, picnicking and camping destination.
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Nanaimo
neckpoint
Neck Point Park is home to a family of sandy beaches including Sunset Beach, Last Beach, Indian Beach and Finn Beach. There are picnic tables, shelters and pit toilets near the beach locations and trailheads.
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Morningside Drive
Nanaimo
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The Morrell Nature Park is located in the community of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 113 hectare (278 acres) birdwatching and hiking trail park includes a lake, beaver pond, hiking trails, lookout platforms, marshes and plenty of second growth forest.
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Wakesiah Ave
Nanaimo
Swy-A-Lana Lagoon & Maffeo-Sutton Park. Saltwater lagoon with grass lawns, walkway, picnic area, fishing pier and a bridge from the lagoon to the park area.
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Nanaimo
Hiking trails exploring a 28 hectre park including a day use swimming area and picnic site. Trail systems interact with Trans Canada Trail and the Parkway Trail. Access from Harewood Mines Rd.
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Nanaimo
petroglyphs
Petroglyph Park is historic park located in the community of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 2 hectare park is the site of prehistoric carvings and provides many opportunities for good marine views.
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Nanaimo
piper
Pipers Lagoon is an 8 hectare waterfront park for sightseeing and beachcombing near the community of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The waterfront park trail follows a rocky coastline and a dyke before leading out to an isthmus ( rocky point ) where one can enjoy views
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Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo
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Elliott's Beach Park is a small pebbled beach located in the Cowichan Valley, northeast of Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island. The beach park is situated in a small quiet bay, surrounded by rock outcroppings, in an area of Ladysmith referred to as Yellow Point.
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Elliott Way
Ladysmith
Gardens and walking paths, 350 rhododendrons, primarily hybrids. Great assortment of colors and smells. Access from Bowen Road.
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Nanaimo
Jack Point/Biggs Park is located near Duke Point. Hiking trails exploring beaches and forests. Good views of islands and the city of Nanaimo. Access off of the Duke Point Ferry Rd.
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Nanaimo
Hiking trail follows the Millstone River for 2.8 km. Excellent ride for cyclists and comfortable walk for hikers. Access at Maffeo-Sutton Park or quarterway bridge by Bowen Park.
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Nanaimo

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