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Newcastle Island

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Address: Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
Phone Number: 250.754.7893
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a magical island

Don't miss the chance to visit this magical island.Look for shell and sea life in the little tidal pools on the beach.Take a walk,enjoy the feeling on being an explorer.You will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the chance to visit this magical island.Look for shell and sea life in the little tidal pools on the beach.Take a walk,enjoy the feeling on being an explorer.You will find interesting pieces of beachwood and shells

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

is lovely but park fee increase's have made it not worth while. they even charge you to tie up to moorage buoys. so unless you can anchor, and have a good runabout not worth the money, better spent elsewhere in the area, the provincial government of b.c. is killing the tourist business of b.c. and they don't care. the liberal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have long wanted to visit Newcastle Island and was not disappointed. The Island is lovely. The Ferry service is great. At this time of the year the ferry runs continuously from 10am through 4:30pm daily from Mafeo Sutton park to the Island and costs $9 per adult. Dogs are free not sure about children. The quiet forest trails and... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice flat walk in the wilderness, getaway from it all a short ferry ride from downtown. We didn't spot the albino racoons though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Have been before but this was for granddaughter, dog and me. We took lunches and water in back-packs and enjoyed beach time and exploring. The trails are well marked but I was glad we had picked up a brochure .... on the boat or at the museum, can't remember.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to spend a day with the kids, or just spend a day with nature. I love to take my grandkids and have a picnic. Lots to see, the kids love the boat ride over. You can also camp overnight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Lots of potential! Great history! Great nature! And very peaceful! A must visit for anybody coming to Nanaimo!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tenting is popular here, you take the ferry from Nanaimo about 15 minutes away. Getting off the ferry, you check in at the park station, get a campsite # and load your gear into a wheelbarrow. Sometimes the concession is open in the summer. Various people have had the food services and I'm not sure about the hours. If there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We wanted to go to Newcastle Island because we had heard that there were great walking trails there, but the regular parks ferry stops running at the end of October. So we walked to the far right end of the Harbour and discovered the Dinghy Dock Pub ferry. For $12 each they ferried us to the island, first stopping at... More 

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Liked everything. Only people and nature, no vehicles. Hadn't camped in years. Was very special with my daughter, backpacks, and all. Peaceful walks, pacific nature in the raw. A wedding was taking place and many guests had tiny tents for the night. Very unique place.

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