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Enjoying the Islands

Enjoyed the walk on Cable Bay Trail. We were able to continue on at the end of the trail and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Onanole, Manitoba
Cable Bay Trail/Dodd’s Narrows

We walked this trail in mid Oct. Lots of parking. It was a beautiful relatively easy trail. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saskatoon, Canada
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Nicola Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the walk on Cable Bay Trail. We were able to continue on at the end of the trail and arrived at the harbour which overlooked a sawmill. What was interesting is that we could hear a group of sea lions that live there. We...More

Thank 143nowell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked this trail in mid Oct. Lots of parking. It was a beautiful relatively easy trail. It was a good hike. We walked to Dodd’s Narrows where there were large rocks at the waters edge to sit, have a snack and watch the activity....More

Thank hlb843
Reviewed 4 September 2018

after a lovely time at osborne bay park on the beach for a picnic and a swim we came along here. a friend had asked me if we had walked this trail after i told her that we had walked the jack point and biggs...More

Thank jarmwr40
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Cable Bay Trail is a nice easy trail walk to the hard rock ocean shores. Definitely worth the drive out to.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is definitely not a walk for people with any kind of handicap. I had a walking stick which helped me, but the walk is not for wheelchairs, or anyone with walkers or has trouble keeping their footing. There is a parking lot at the...More

3  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great stop for our family to get out of Victoria and go for a small hike through the woods. This path is a dog heaven trail. If you don't like dogs don't go on this path. Most of the path you can...More

1  Thank Tracy1427
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We will be heading back to Cable Bay this summer. It's a beautiful hike through lush forested area that is easy enough for kids. Along the route tiny dinosaurs and carved wood animals are waiting to be discovered. I loved the beautiful surroundings and quiet....More

1  Thank 2jenlin
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The Cable Bay trail is located in north cedar off Nicola road, parking lot for a dozen cars and outside toilet facilities. Quite an easy trail to follow with marker posts along the route. A hilly walk in both directions through a wooded area. Bridges...More

1  Thank islandholidaymaker
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Love Cable Bay , it is a good trail for most fitness levels & there’s a great stopping point along the way .. overlooking Gabriola & Mudge (?) Island only a couple of Kms., it is part of the city if Nanaimo city trails

1  Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a wonderful 4 Km (roundtrip) walk through the BC forest of tall trees (Douglas Firs?) with lots of ground vegetation. It rained during our walk and we hardly had a drop hit us due to the dense foliage. Basically, you walk 2 KM...More

Thank Bill M
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