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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 great little island to bring your visitors

From downtown Nanaimo this is an easy to reach island which offers; many great locations for a picnic, easy trails to explore the Island, a variety of different views (of Nanaimo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

From downtown Nanaimo this is an easy to reach island which offers; many great locations for a picnic, easy trails to explore the Island, a variety of different views (of Nanaimo, across to the lower mainland and the coastal mountains). If you are fortunate your visitors may see eagles, seals and whales. Visitors from the inland/interior will enjoy the west... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After hauling my grandson away from the playground at the Nanaimo waterfront, we took the little ferry over to Newcastle Island. There is camping available there, but also lots of lovely day trails for hiking, a small restaurant with nice fresh food (service was rather slow) eaten at picnic tables outside, and another small pay area for the kids, plus... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Love the island, impressed with the colourful history. Has Great facilities that are not being used to fullest potential because o transportation issues. It's a shame. We have such a gorgeous location that just isn't shining like it could.

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dirty facilities, I think someone threw up in the shower and diapers were overflowing out of the garbage can. The cafe was closed. Trash and dog poop along the unkempt trails. The guest comment card rack was out of cards, guess too many people complaining. The only staff member we saw there looked like she was in a hufff as... More 

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been going to Newcastle Island for family picnics since I was a child - and that's where we chose to go, as a family, the weekend after my mother died, last August. The island was as beautiful as ever. We had a picnic buffet at a sheltered table, paddled in the ocean (you can walk across to Protection... More 

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

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

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

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

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