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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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Small idyllic place on Vancouver Island

10 minute boat ride across Nanaimo harbor. A relaxing islet with fewer people and lot of space around. Walked through the woods and later took a dip in the crystal blue waters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Richmond, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

10 minute boat ride across Nanaimo harbor. A relaxing islet with fewer people and lot of space around. Walked through the woods and later took a dip in the crystal blue waters. There are camping sites but we didn't camp. A great place for spending a day lazing around and rejuvenate.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Moored here for the night. Lots of bouys available at $12Canadian. Lots of campsites on land and well marked and delightful trails. Great beaches and tide pools to explore and a cafe serving interesting food and ice creams !

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Newcastle Island is beautiful. I took a friend and my dog over there and enjoyed several hours of fun. My dog loved it and went for a few swims while there. After the day and our ferry trip back I was told not to bring my dog again. Period. He did go swimming, and like most big dogs, did have... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Newcastle Island is pure magic. Everyone who visits this park agrees. It offers an escape from our busy lives without driving hundreds of miles to another location. I hope that more people have an opportunity to experience what I feel every time I step on the island.

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Jasper National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very fun and enjoyable low stress hike. Great for families and you can camp there too! Views and tidal pools and other things that rhyme with groovy!

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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Loved this island. Took a quick boat ferry thing over, and first checked out the beach. Cool rocks, bring the camera for that. Then took a walk through the island. Very treed, there is even a lake! It seems like it's further away from the city than it is.

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North West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Take a 10 minute ferry from Nanaimo and you dock at Newcastle Island. It is a 7.5 Km walk around the outside of the island and great views out to sea or across the channel to Nanaimo. The family camped on the island and had a great time. No need to backpack as the ferry can take all your gear... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is absolutely spectacular, the highlight of my holiday. It is 15 minutes away from Nanaimo, which is 1 1/2 hours from Horseshoe bay, Vancouver. The walks there are amazing, the the real beauty is on the beach. The water is a brilliant colour and swimmable, and it is virtually people-free. If you are feeling extravagant, we recommend you take... More 

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It took me and my daughter approximately two and half hours to circumnavigate the island. There's a lot of interesting history here from that of the old mine to the various ghosts that haunt the community the the scenery is quite varied from beach front to sandstone cliffs to Forest Hills. A very nice hike right in the middle of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Took my two young nephews (3 and 4 years old) for a picnic. Good thing we brought their bikes as the walking around the Island might not have kept them engaged enough. Paths are wide enough for beginner cyclists to navigate and the walk is a gentle amble through the woods. I would definitely do this again.

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