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Exceptional in every way

Westwood Lake is a spectacular man-made lake with an absolutely wonderfully maintained trail taking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
metaungulate
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Nanaimo, Canada
Spectacular Trail System!

Not only is there a main trail around Westwood Lake that is perfect for a 6k walk or run with... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
deanp726
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Westwood Lake is a spectacular man-made lake with an absolutely wonderfully maintained trail taking you all the way around. There is ample free parking, a nice little beach area, boat ramp, etc. A phenomenal place for the kids and dogs. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank metaungulate
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Not only is there a main trail around Westwood Lake that is perfect for a 6k walk or run with friends, but there’s also an endless trail system in the forest behind the lake! Access it at either end of the main trail. Don’t be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deanp726
Reviewed March 19, 2019

THe City has done a great job improving the trail around Westwood Lake, what was once muddy and messy most the year is now a great 4 seasons walkable trail around Westwood. This park is great for a relaxing stroll, a quality 6km trail run,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NanaimoScott
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Westwood Lake park is great. On leash dog walk until you get to back area for off leash.. a great park to visit with some hilly parts and flat parts... Make sure to lock your vehicle when you start your hike as with any area..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DaphneD639
Reviewed March 14, 2019

Westwood lake is a popular park year round, where people walk, run, walk their dogs for the part of or all 6 km trail around the lake. Popular place for swimming and tanning in the summer. Large parking lot and washrooms onsite.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lov32Trav31
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Westwood Lake has a multi use path around the lake and has some nice viewpoints. The path is a very popular running a few running area year round, but the terrain is challenging at times. It is not wheelchair or Walker recommended but they have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank timmN6712BW
Reviewed February 12, 2019

6K walk round the lake includes some hill work but a good all round walk. Park your car in the parking lot and walk round the lake. No need to get off the trail unless looking for Geocaches which there are several round the Lake...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank n0ts0g00d
Reviewed January 23, 2019

This lake has been adapted to provide a comfortable walk around a beautiful lake. Has mini bridges and wooden footpaths in sections to allow for a more level walk as well as protecting the natural terrain. If you want to have a beautiful walk or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katherine L
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This lake is a hidden gem in Nanaimo, In the summer the water is warm and all year round the walk is amazing and always changing, It is a great place to spend an afternoon of a couple of hours walking the trail around the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KurtSensei
Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is a great walk and super fun for the kids in summer. Nice little lake, even had life guards! Cute little playground as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nancy M
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Response from cyhin30 | Reviewed this property |
It's an supervised area that is cordoned off... there are two swimming areas though with the lake access to unmotorized water craft
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Michael D
February 22, 2016|
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Response from Westerham | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed you can. The water level can get low in summers of extreme drought and there can be snags just below the surface, but with all the rain we've had recently it should be OK. Only electric motors are permitted. We... More
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