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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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