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Love walking when visiting new places, this walk was spectacular! Crisp clean air a couple of... read more

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great walk, great setting

Excellent walk, truly a spectacular setting, the waterfront walk is a must do when in Nanaimo... read more

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Colleen B
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Love walking when visiting new places, this walk was spectacular! Crisp clean air a couple of shops to stop and grab coffee and a snack and a great view. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent walk, truly a spectacular setting, the waterfront walk is a must do when in Nanaimo. Great photo opportunities

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent much time visiting the Harbourfront as this is the place where many restaurants and little shops are found. This is also where various inter island ferries are located. If you drive, free parking is available. Often we found live music and other entertainment.

Thank reginafug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walkway is beautiful with fantastic views all along the way. Foggy days are like stepping into a novel from another time. On clear d

Thank Osta1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nanaimo has a lovely promenade along the harbour side where you can view the fishing and pleasure boats, stop for a bite to eat or an ice cream, continue on to a playground right on the ocean and watch the sea planes take off and...More

Thank marilynkatherine
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Nanaimo Harbour is great for walking and enjoying the coming and going of boats and float planes. Take time to sit back and relax. You won't regret it.

Thank brianmm58
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Walk and take the time to stop once in a while, the air is fresh, the colours vibrant or hidden in the mist, the whole walk from the Bastian to the Marina where the BC ferries leave is worth it. A gem that is underated...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this flat, scenic walk. It goes within blocks of the Departure Bay ferry all the way to the downtown casino. Several “temporary “ art displays along the way in addition to the changing harbour views.

Thank MapleRidgeMalf
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A good place to walk. There is a park for the kids to play and is very scenic. Parking is free for the first three hours which is great

Thank schumanchowdhry
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We were docked at the pier where the cruise ships were. It’s a nice stroll down to the Waterfront from the terminal. About a maximum 20 minute walk free of hills. A few photo opts and the local craft market.

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June 19, 2018|
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Response from yonze | Reviewed this property |
I am assuming you are going east-west, Vancouver to Nanaimo. I would definitely call BC Ferries (1-888-223-3779) who are usually most helpful. Go on their website first and look at the routes. Neither ferry from Vancouver... More
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Dave K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the delayed response. We just moved to Nanaimo recently and I wasn't sure about the cruise ship terminal so I wanted to get more info. Just walked down there this morning to check it out. Since the terminal is... More
August 7, 2016|
Response from lauraflynnhess | Reviewed this property |
Hello... thank you for your question. Between Cameron Island (across from Thrifty Foods) and the end of the Harbourfront Walkway is just over 3 km one way and takes about 45 minutes to walk. You can walk shorter distances by... More