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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 also has great swimming, particularly when the tide has come up over the warm sand.