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“A Must”
Review of Newcastle Island

Newcastle Island
Ranked #3 of 82 things to do in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you love nature this is for you. Take the ferry boat at $11.00! trail that goes around the island. Beautiful views. Also, a lake on the inside of park. Camping is inexpensive here.

Thank Sophejean
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

low tide walk to dingy dock pub! place is magical! Camp, tons of walks, great beaches.... definitely one of the best things to do in Nanaimo

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The island park has a very unique history. When I was younger my parents attended parties in the pavilion. Later I took school groups there for island tours and camping. It's a large park with a great trail around the periphery as well as several trails throughout the centre. The history varies from unique coal mining days to a story of a murderer buried at Kanaka Bay. The kayaking is also first-class. You can easily circumnavigate the island. On a low tide you can actually walk to Protection Island, but be careful planning your trip back. Nonetheless, a ferry system works both islands. Great camping, great hiking, wonderful history and fun kayaking!

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Reached by foot passenger ferry from downtown Nanaimo, it is a jewel of nature - quiet, deer and raccoon, sandy beaches, grassy fields, hikes into the lake, and great for paddling around either in bare feet or kayak.

Thank Lynne T
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Newcastle Island is a big park, accessible by boat from Downtown Nanaimo. Bring a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day. Check local media for events on Newcastle Island. Theres a big dance hall type building.

Thank Fred A
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