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“protection island, british columbia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Protection Island

Protection Island
Ranked #9 of 73 things to do in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
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Floral Park, New York
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“protection island, british columbia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

protection island, british columbia

from across the harbor i could see an island
where the sun slowly rises every morning
they told me there's a ferry that crosses over
every hour on the hour every day all day long

i was in the waiting room when a lady walked in
with hair almost white but the kindest eyes of all
she was every bit a mother but where were the children
today was mother's day a beautiful sunday in may

the ride was smooth, the captain was in a good mood
all mothers get in free, today is their special day
i smiled at her there was sweetness in her eyes
although the many years have wrinkled her cheeks and brow

the restaurant on the island had a buffet for mother's day
many families gathered together to celebrate and enjoy the day
all kinds of seafood and the famous canadian bacon
but the lady sat alone with the same smile in her eyes

i did not want to disturb her she was content to be alone
i wondered what she was thinking, memories she was having
but looking at her i was reminded of my mother
i was also alone and just happy to remember

Visited May 2014
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Nanaimo
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“Relaxing half day activity for everyone!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Quaint 10-minute boat ride, wonderful views, easy walk around the Island. While there is a seasonal canteen for food/drink purchases, consider taking a packed picnic and relax on one of the beaches. Good activity for families. Expect to spend min. 3 hours on the Island.

Visited May 2014
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Protection Island Dream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

So different and relaxing! Walking around this friendly homey island with little and big unique homes makes you feel like it's 1960 all over again. Plus the atmosphere of the Island Pub, the Dinghy Dock (a floating pub!) can't be beat. Everyone smiles and waves here, and the trip on the little ferry can be a treat too. Go!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Jeffery E
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Langley, Canada
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great wildlife. Huge nesting area for cranes.Great area to walk around and scenic view of Coal Harbour and sea planes landing and taking off.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Louie L
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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Stepping into another world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Great little island where you can nosey at how the islanders live in this secluded neighbourhood. Definitely try the Dinghy Dock Pub for a scenic (if pricey) lunch.

Visited May 2014
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