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“Relaxing half day activity for everyone!”
Review of Protection Island

Protection Island
Ranked #10 of 80 things to do in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
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Nanaimo
1 review
“Relaxing half day activity for everyone!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quaint 10-minute boat ride, wonderful views, easy walk around the Island. While there is a seasonal canteen for food/drink purchases, consider taking a packed picnic and relax on one of the beaches. Good activity for families. Expect to spend min. 3 hours on the Island.

Visited May 2014
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Protection Island Dream”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

So different and relaxing! Walking around this friendly homey island with little and big unique homes makes you feel like it's 1960 all over again. Plus the atmosphere of the Island Pub, the Dinghy Dock (a floating pub!) can't be beat. Everyone smiles and waves here, and the trip on the little ferry can be a treat too. Go!

Visited May 2014
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Langley, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great wildlife. Huge nesting area for cranes.Great area to walk around and scenic view of Coal Harbour and sea planes landing and taking off.

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Stepping into another world”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great little island where you can nosey at how the islanders live in this secluded neighbourhood. Definitely try the Dinghy Dock Pub for a scenic (if pricey) lunch.

Visited May 2014
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Bozeman, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice place to dine”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Take a small ferry here and try the Dinghy Dock Pub. Good food, lots of waterside activities, nice walk opportunities.

Visited May 2014
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