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Maffeo Sutton Park Not Mathew, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6 Canada
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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

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Eat and drink your way through historic Victoria on a gourmet walking tour that explores the city’s key sites. From Victoria Public Market to the Parliament Buildings, make stops to sample craft beer, chocolate, cheese, tea, and other local treats. It’s a delicious way to combine sightseeing with Victoria’s most delicious flavors, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
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Bonnie W wrote a review Sep 2020
Calgary, Canada78 contributions38 helpful votes
There’s a well defined trail the perimeter of the island. It’s shady and you often don’t see through the thicket of trees. You have to pre-buy your ticket for an assigned river taxi to take you to the island. Who knew you could camp here? People parked their cars and brought on board the taxi their camping gear. This is tent camping and it looked like there were amenities for larger groups. It’s not a difficult hike. It’s not even the most interesting. But it was a beautiful day on a Sunday where many other stores and places to visit are closed because of Sabbatb day observance or CoVid. It took us about 90 minutes and we didn’t have special Footwear.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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tony l wrote a review Aug 2020
Vancouver, Canada1,924 contributions771 helpful votes
Newcastle Island only 10 mins boat ride very cheap under $10 return fare , (NO CASH ) and leaving on Maffeo Soutton Dock in Nanaimo to Saysutshum /Newcastle Island ,every half hours ,wow ,so quiet and peaceful ,not crowned at all ! great place for camping ,lovely trails ,walking or beach combing , what a magnificent views !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Sharon F wrote a review Jan 2020
North Vancouver, Canada21 contributions14 helpful votes
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You can take a short ferry ride to Newcastle from downtown Nanaimo. Interesting sandstone rock formations, wildlife, and and easy walking trails make this a great day trip. There are campsites and a small cafeteria near the ferry dock. Return trips can require a short wait, since the foot passenger ferries have limited capacity.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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A most excellent find!! wrote a review Nov 2019
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Kayaked over there for part of a perfect sunny day. Spent the afternoon beach combing and enjoying the quiet. Then we kayaked over to Deception Island and the best fish and chips! We went back in the early evening and the water was so calm. It was a perfect day! I look forward to going back there whenever I visit family in Nanaimo!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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MagicGirl57 wrote a review Sep 2019
Wales179 contributions22 helpful votes
I expect this place is busier in the summer but on a balmy September day it was very quiet. It was well worth the $8 return ferry fee - although I was expecting a rather bigger boat! We enjoyed both the coastal trails and the paths through the trees, though a few more information boards would have been enlightening. We spent about three and a half hours there, it would be easy to spend longer. We enjoyed catching the seals and sea otter off shore, and there were a lot of birds as well. Recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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