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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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Great place for a day visit or overnight camping

This island is a gem in our city, It is a great place for a day visit, take an early ferry (10... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Kurt S
This unique marine park is one of a kind and a local gem

Newcastle Island is not just a lovely little island to explore, but is also a repository of a great... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Jacqueline K
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This island is a gem in our city, It is a great place for a day visit, take an early ferry (10 minute ride) this hike around the island. The views are awesome and the island has some interesting history. The hike is probably about...More

2  Thank Kurt S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Newcastle Island is not just a lovely little island to explore, but is also a repository of a great deal of local history. Canadian Pacific Railways used to ferry passengers over from Vancouver - imagine Edwardian ladies dressed for afternoon tea, and gentlemen in bowler...More

2  Thank Jacqueline K
Reviewed 18 January 2017

With a fun, short ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo you are on a coastal island park Lots of trails and beaches to walk and explore. A good burger for lunch at the cafe. We were able to take our dogs on the ferry with us...More

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This island getaway is so much fun for the whole family. Whether on land in bushes and trails or climbing on old quarry rocks. Camping has never left us without great memories. Racoon and deer and bunnies all over. Sand dollars in the inlet and...More

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great place to come and enjoy a beautiful walk and picnic. Make sure to plan at least half a day as it is only accessible by boat or kayaks. There is a public boat which only takes a few minutes.

Thank birgitwhyte
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Take my boat several times a week, particularly in the fall and winter, tie up to the wharf at the island and go for a stroll along the numerous pathways Very few people there during the winter months. During the summer a different situation!

Thank JohnMacMillan68
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Newcastle is amazing place, we came here to celebrate my moms birthday, there is picnic areas, we took a little passenger ferry over from downtown Nanaimo and within 10 minutes we were over st Newcastle. Must visit. We will definitely be back.

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have walked around Newcastle Island several times and each time we see something new.If you are really lucky you get to see the champagne coloured raccoons.

Thank Irene D
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I got married on the beach and I've always loved this island. It's very special. At night you can see so many eyes from raccoons and deer!

Thank Chevy S
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Love this little island. You can camp...pinic....or just play at the beach. Many seabirds like herons and cranes to be seen. Also a trail that you can take around the outside of the island...about 6 kms or so. Not really hard but well worth it.

Thank John C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
where can I rent a kayak to go to Newcastle island
27 May 2017|
Response from Jacqueline K |
Alberni Outpost Adventure Centre is just off Stewart Avenue, next to the Departure Bay ferry terminal. It's on the channel across from Newcastle so it's perfectly situated!
How is the island for bike riding?
23 June 2016|
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Response from pop2cas | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trails are bike-friendly. There are a few branches off the main trails where you'll want to either dismount or just put the bike away. But, generally, the island is OK for bikes.
Del B
Is the ferry to the island and the main trails accessible by mobile scooter? My elderly mother uses a scooter to get around and we want to visit the island
16 April 2016|
Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
No, not accessible with a scooter