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Address: Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
Phone Number: 250.754.7893

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Newcastle Island Provincial park

Newcastle Island provincial park is an island in Nanaimo harbor on Vancouver Island. It is approximately 2 Kms long by 1.5 Kms wide. It can be reached by a 15 minute ferry ride... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newcastle Island provincial park is an island in Nanaimo harbor on Vancouver Island. It is approximately 2 Kms long by 1.5 Kms wide. It can be reached by a 15 minute ferry ride. There are trails that follow the shoreline offering excellent views of Nanaimo, the Straight of Georgia and the Coast Maintain range on the mainland. Allow approximately 2.5... More 

Thank Rettmer
Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the ten-minute water-taxi ride to the island and walked the perimeter trail. Nice, relatively easy hike with lots of places to stop and contemplate the views. The only quibble is that there are some points of interest, e.g. a mine and a quarry, that don't have any kind of interpretive information associated with them. Given the number of people... More 

Thank Geoff W
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a short boat ride to the island you enter an enchanted place. We travel once the kids have all gone back to school so most places are quiet. The Island is tranquil and beautiful, with magical woodlands and beautiful shores. The trees are decorated with moss and lichen as are the rocks and everywhere you look is beauty. A... More 

Thank Lawrence F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We stayed first on the last leg of our 10 day kayaking trip and we used the group shelter as rain was threatening. The Park Operator, after checking with his boss, let us stay for $18 dollars for the night. The showers were welcome, clean and warm. Do use the animal caches as the racoons are very cheeky at night... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This island is a gem as it is virtually in downtown Nanaimo. Reached by a short water taxi (fee) the island offers plenty of day and overnight camping facilities. Hiking trails are numerous and circumnavigate the island and are best enjoyed on an ebb tide. Most of the hiking is in the trees providing plenty of shade with great views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Lots of boaters stop there either anchored off or at the docks. Run by a local native band this island has beautiful walks and history. Picnic areas,camping,and lots to see. Serviced by a foot passenger ferry from Waterfront lagoon in downtown. Just a great day trip

Thank overlookBc
Squamish, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

15 min. mini ferry to this island located near the Nanaimo city to hike around the island marine park.

Thank Victoria G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

There are some great hikes on this island. Some of the trials are a bit more rugged than others. I'd suggest that anyone with strollers use the multi-use trails. The sandstone quarry is really cool to see and kids love that area. There are plenty of general picnic areas and some good beaches. Easy to visit for the day from... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We took the ferry, the crossing was quick and enjoyable. It was a very hot day, we walked to the nearest beach once we got there, a nice walk, and spent a few hours at the beach. The children swam, the water wasn't cold, and they played with huge logs in the water and loved it. There were only a... More 

Thank Muriel B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Amzing views, beaches to chill out on, trails, lake was overgrown so no swimming but there is the sea. Fun boat ride to taxi you over.

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