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Pipers Lagoon Park

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Busy, Beautiful, and in Need of Some TLC

Pipers has been one of my favorite destinations to while away a few hours since first visiting the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard P
Nanaimo, Canada
Nicest park in Nanaimo, and a great place for photography

Pipers Lagoon Park is by far my favourite outdoor park destination in the Nanaimo region. It is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alicia M
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pipers has been one of my favorite destinations to while away a few hours since first visiting the park 20 some years ago. I go two or three times a month with my camera. The photo opportunities are fantastic. The large muddy salt flat that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pipers Lagoon Park is by far my favourite outdoor park destination in the Nanaimo region. It is the most beautiful outdoor spot where I love to do nature and landscape photography, with the best layout and features of any waterfront park I've seen yet. There...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Launch your SUP/kayak, take a chilly swim, or hike the rocky coast along beaches and through a little forest. We found this to be a great little park to enjoy without traveling far from our place in Nanaimo.

Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is a beautiful walk with the Salish Sea on one side of the peninsula and Pipers Lagoon on the other. There is, however, a large rocky mound between the walkway and the point of the peninsula. When the tide is low, no problem. You...More

Thank Lex D
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice park for a short walk. It takes a hour or so. Exactly you can walk/clim everywhere you want. The trails are not very pointed out. Nice views from the top of the rocks. I’ve you stay off the rocks, you can walk the lagoon...More

Thank Martijn S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Pipers Lagoon Park is an easy 10 minute drive north of downtown Nanaimo. Spend the whole day swimming and tanning, or just go for an hours hike around the lagoon and rocks exploring. There are lots of plants and sea life to be found.

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Piper's Lagoon Park in Nanaimo scenic British Columbia was mentioned to us for wildlife spotting. It is located with te Ocean on one side and a pebbly beach great for whale spotting.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Pipers Park is an easy walk along the ocean on one side and the lagoon on the other. The lagoon tidal basin overlooks Shack island, a storybook filled with the history of early coal mining days. and the miners accommodation. The ocean side views the...More

Thank 193krisj
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I have lived in Nanaimo all of my life and still find this beach at Piper's Lagoon to be one of the most lovely beaches in town. There are many areas to explore along the walkway and rocky bluffs. The sand is nice and the...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I grew up here and now I take my kids there anytime I'm back in town. so peaceful and relaxing. kids have a blast playing in the lagoon and catching crabs. if you're lucky you might catch other interesting sea creatures

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Response from Adrian L | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, I have seen people kiteboard on the inside lagoon on a very windy day.
August 11, 2015|
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Response from Condu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride the in-coming tide at Piper's 's channel. It is an exhilarating experience akin to swimming down a horizontal waterfall. Be aware that you should be a strong swimmer or wear a life jacket. Be sure to go... More