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Address: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Underrated Park in Nanaimo

Nanaimo's Beach Estates Park is located (although hidden away) in the Brechin Hill Neighborhood. You can access it from several locations. The easiest is from the Departure Bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nanaimo's Beach Estates Park is located (although hidden away) in the Brechin Hill Neighborhood. You can access it from several locations. The easiest is from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Just follow the traffic lights heading up the hill towards the West and from there, just turn onto the first road on the right. Follow it down until you see... More 

Thank HappySnr123
Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I absolutely love walking thru this park. It does require walking up and down many stairs but thats half the fun. Its beautiful from the top to the bottom. The beach at the bottom is great. My only complaints when walking thru the park is the type of metal grates used for non-slip purposes, they really hurt my dogs feet.... More 

Thank WestCoast_VI
Nanaimo, Canada
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237 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was told about this trail, but had no idea what I was getting in to ... went with my dog and as soon as we entered the trail it was as if we were in the middle of a thick, dense forest - nowhere NEAR the city! Kept on walking - only saw 1 other couple.. there is lots... More 

Thank S_Leach
Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This walk is great, especially on a hot day since it's well covered by the canopy of trees. This lush nature walk takes you straight down to sea level as you wander beside a waterfall all the way down. Once you're at the bottom there's a great view of the ferry terminal and each time we've gone we've seen fish... More 

Thank Dory H
Edmonton, Canada
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83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Such a beautiful hike through the woods that ends up close to the ferry terminal. At low tide the sea life is abundant and it was interesting to be so close to the ferry as it sounded the horn and set sail!

Thank OnTheGoFamily_12
Nanaimo, Canada
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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great place to go for a walk. The beautiful well kept trail meanders along the gully bottom amongst big trees and tall waterfalls. Lots of stairs, but they're worth it! Be sure to go at low tide too, you can go right up close to the ferries, which are very cool to see up close!

Thank Allan W
Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

great walk... its a well hidden paradise in the middle of the city. It goes down to the ocean where you can sit on a rocky beach

Thank Heather S
Sackville, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

just a few hours after we arrived, dazed, from our journey from east coast maritime canada, long and tedious by air and sea ferry, we discovered this AMAZING bit of pristine west coast rain forest, no wider than a hop and a skip, and (perhaps) one km or so downhill, steep descent to a grandiose finale, surprise surprise, the beach,... More 

Thank Afiena k
Parksville, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I am still amazed about the little hidden gems Nanaimo has to offer. I just recently by accident discovered this one. This is the most magical little trail. A kudos to whoever is maintaining it!

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British Columbia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was excited when I saw that there was this trail near my house when I moved. Unfortunately, I was disappointed as there was a lot of garbage and debris along the trail. However, its worth a walk as the creek and waterfall are quite pretty.

Thank CanadiangirlEH

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