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“Perfect Place to Get Away”
Review of Westwood Lake Park

Westwood Lake Park
Ranked #6 of 74 things to do in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
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Parksville, BC
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect Place to Get Away”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is a great park to walk, jog or swim. The beach is clean and the trails are well groomed. There is a lot of forest growth... The trail has a few inclines but is easily managed. Experienced mist on the lake... Beautiful... Serene... Quiet place although well travelled by others. The perfect place to get back to nature for a couple of hours.

Visited December 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“great for runners, hikers and swimmers”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This park is a hot spot in the Summer. The trail around the lake is a little over 10 kilometers. A beautiful run or hike.

Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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“Great hike!”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Enjoyed a wonderful hike around the lake with the pooch. The perfect way to get some exercise in a relaxing environment

Visited September 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A walk on the wild side”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

A hike around the lake is like being far away from the city, yet it is so close to it. It's a serene area with interesting greenery and birds. The trails are well maintained and appear to be enjoyed by many people.
After a walk, a visit to the Westwood Lake restaurant is a must!

Visited October 2013
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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408 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
“Popular Nanaimo park close to the city”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Mt. Benson provides the backdrop to this very pretty little lake and park. It is a popular spot for swimming and many people enjoy hiking the 5.5 km trail around the lake. There's two beach areas and two parking lots so if you find the first lot full when you arrive, just drive through it to the second lot. There's also a large campground with small cottages for rent. The campground is open year round. Really convenient to downtown - you can shop for a few hours then head up the hill for a swim and walk.

Visited August 2013
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