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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 favourite Provincial Park and Marina.

Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park is a 750 Acre natural park with some campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and a marina plus anchorage. The Island is serviced by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park is a 750 Acre natural park with some campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and a marina plus anchorage. The Island is serviced by a seasonal foot passenger ferry and has a concession stand in-side the Pavilion.This building served as an shelter/dining hall for day visitors from Vancouver Ferried by the Canadian Pacific Company. Newcastle Island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Catch the little ferry that goes to Newcastle Island or kayak over from Nanaimo. Walk around the island or kayak around and enjoy a picnic lunch at many of the beautiful lookouts or beaches on the island! A treasure for sure. We've done both and enjoy every visit to this spectacular island!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Short ferry ride, free for seniors as of June 26. We don't know for how this offer will last because of the on-going discussion with the First Nations who owns and operates this Gem of Nanaimo. It's a great place for tenting, picnic and flying a kite!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a great gem just across from Nanaimo. Great peaceful walks along the beach or deep in the woods. There's a lot of history to this park too. You can sit in the grass, go wading, enjoy an ice cream too. It's a great park away from the hustle of town and traffic.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I spent a very pleasant afternoon walking around the island and relaxing on the beach. The island is a provincial park and features interesting historical artifacts including remains of the millstone excavations.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went by boat to Newcastle Island. Easy to find moorage. We decided to go on a hike around the island. As we started the hike, it lead us to a beautiful beach facing the channel. We continued on our hike which then diverged upon several paths. The paths had names, but no directions or distances. Needless to say we took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Address: Address: Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
Phone Number: 250.754.7893
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

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