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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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Such a lovelly relaxing place to visit. We went over on a friends sailboat and spent time taking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MalcomM703
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Port Alberni, Canada
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Great food and great people and great prices and very nice atmosphere i will come back again very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DannyHaverstock1991
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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"a short ferry ride"
in 14 reviews
"dance hall"
in 9 reviews
"overnight camping"
in 9 reviews
"provincial park"
in 15 reviews
"day trip"
in 22 reviews
"shoreline trail"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful beaches"
in 7 reviews
"great camping"
in 7 reviews
"bring a picnic lunch"
in 4 reviews
"marine park"
in 8 reviews
"concession stand"
in 5 reviews
"peace and tranquility"
in 5 reviews
"water taxi"
in 7 reviews
"small passenger"
in 5 reviews
"quick trip"
in 4 reviews
"downtown nanaimo"
in 13 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a lovelly relaxing place to visit. We went over on a friends sailboat and spent time taking photograhs and looking at the ships waiting outside the harbor. Great place to spend the day.

Thank MalcomM703
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great people and great prices and very nice atmosphere i will come back again very soon

Thank DannyHaverstock1991
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3km walk around the island. This is a nice area to get away from the City of Nanaimo. Beautiful beaches,easy trail access, accidentally found the old coal mine.( area was blocked though).

Thank flipslove
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This island is entirely park. There is a small walk on ferry from Nanaimo and once there you have access to walking or biking trails, beautiful beaches and walk-in campsites as well as a quarry where sandstone columns were quarried in the early days. This...More

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Newcastle Island is reached from Nanaimo via a cheap, short ferry ride. The ferry ride is part of the whole experience! Once you arrive at the Island, you are greeted by tranquil forest walks and hidden coves. Wish we could have camped overnight as I'm...More

Thank KeriG_29
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I was told the average person spends 2-4hrs on the island. I gave myself 5hrs and it wasn't near enough. I'm an avid explorer. There are lots of trails, hidden gems & history to explore on the island. In good weather pack a lunch &...More

Thank 123HJ
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Right beside Departure bay ferry terminal is a beautiful marine park with a network of trails, beaches history and beautiful sights.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend good walking shoes if you decide to walk around the island. The beaches close by to the ferry are amazing. The only negative is the washrooms were a bit dirty, with garbage's overflowing. We got their after lunch...More

Thank laud247
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

It was my first time visiting Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park, and it was a blast! It is remote, yet close to the downtown harbour. You feel like the only person on the island, wandering the trails and taking in the scenery. Bring a picnic...More

Thank Taisa A
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Beautiful surroundings with ocean views all around, easy walking trails, various beaches, all very well maintained and clean. The 10 minute boat ride was fun and reasonable in price, with regular departure times in the summer. Limited concessions available in the bistro/restaurant

Thank Maria J
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Yes! They have a sign as you get off the boat saying dogs must be leashed but we saw a few dogs enjoying a dip in the water and hiking with their owners off leash once you get away from the launching area. There has been a... More
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