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Easy hike with the family

Easy hike we did with the family (no kids). We did the outer loop and did a bunch of exploring... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Prince George, Canada
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Nice hike

Signs could have been better halfway thru our hike, there are people asking for direction,( stated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy hike we did with the family (no kids). We did the outer loop and did a bunch of exploring, ended up being about 13km on our tracker. Small hills and slopes but overall an easy hike if you're used to hiking up to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Signs could have been better halfway thru our hike, there are people asking for direction,( stated confusing) but one can’t go wrong just folllow the ocean.

Thank flipslove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newcastle Island Park is a wonderful day, or weekend, getaway that sits only a few hundred yards from Nanaimo's shoreline. This little island gem has lots of history from indigenous peoples to Japanese canneries to sandstone quarrying. The island is interwoven with trails, and there...More

2  Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect for our wedding from the location to the food to the staff. A picture perfect day that our guests will never forget.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It starts with a cute little ferry ride over. We had a gorgeous day and the ride was smooth sailing, so to speak. Once over you can trek the whole island or just plop your towel down and have a little picnic. Whichever you choose...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went over on the Newcastle Ferry last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We grabbed a picnic lunch, our sunscreen and hats and spent a couple of hours walking around the island/park/campsite. It was lovely! There is a small restaurant which has ice cream...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Just stopped by for a bit if a break - sad raccoons were on the shore line & herons. We were told to watch out for a cougar that had been sighted recently - no sign. We stopped in Nice beach area, others (families) were...More

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful 4 mile hike. You take the ferry from the Harbour walkway. Nice day trip. There are kayak and boat rentals.

Thank Keeva2
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You take a short ferry ride to a wilderness wonderland. We went for a walk this past weekend and wow was it peaceful. We saw an owl just above our heads in a tree and an albino raccoon. The we had a picnic on the...More

2  Thank debbiepH2423WK
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Nice catch a 12 minute ferry ride (42 and 12 person)from Maffeo Sutton Park on the Saysutshun ferries. They depart every 1/2 hour from each dock. Takes you to New Castle dock. Dogs on leash, bikes and camping gear allow for extra cost. Larger parties...More

Thank Ziggy N
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Response from BC_Island_Folks | Reviewed this property |
Never seen that, but there are plenty in Nanaimo across the channel from Newc Island
15 May 2018|
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Response from Ann N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several good beaches for swimming, one near the ferry dock with expansive lawns leading down to it as well as a children’s playground. Further around the island is Kanaka Bay which is a little more private and... More