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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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Take a hike through history and culture

Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) is just a short passenger ferry ride from Nanaimo harbour. Bring... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Jennifer H
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Away from it all in the harbour

Took the grandchildren for the day. Had a great time. Called my son he came over no traffic no... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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"a short ferry ride"
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"dance hall"
in 9 reviews
"overnight camping"
in 9 reviews
"provincial park"
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"day trip"
in 22 reviews
"shoreline trail"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful beaches"
in 7 reviews
"great camping"
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"bring a picnic lunch"
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"marine park"
in 8 reviews
"concession stand"
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"peace and tranquility"
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"water taxi"
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"small passenger"
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"quick trip"
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"downtown nanaimo"
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) is just a short passenger ferry ride from Nanaimo harbour. Bring good walking shoes, a picnic and a camera. There are many beaches that are excellent for picnics or a quick swim. And there are plenty of trails for walking although not...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Took the grandchildren for the day. Had a great time. Called my son he came over no traffic no worries. All as we did was walk and enjoy. The family want to go back and camp.

Thank U2484WNjeffreys
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great little island to visit for the day. Nice cheap ferry ride across. Lots to do and explore the ice cream was awsome.

Thank Cori B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fun little ferry ride over to the island, then take your time explore the trails, ride your bike or walk, have a picnic on the beach. or just visit with friends and watch the ferries come and go.

Thank Duffldawg
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The pulpstones on the site, cored from sandstone, are fascinating. Sadly the coring machine is overgrown with blackberry vines and the stairs to the quarry are falling apart and dangerous. Some restorative work needed here

1  Thank Barry P
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

One of the Best Kept secrets of Vancouver Island is the jewel of Nanaimo (and it needs em) Newcastle Island. A short little boat ride (ten bux, ten minutes) takes you to Newcastle Island, a rocky little island in Nanaimo's harbour. By little I mean...More

5  Thank Mr_Jones2
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A 15 minute ferry ride from Maffeo Sutton Park brings you to this island, once the site of major coal mining. Before that and still now a healing place for Snuneymuxw First Nations. Pack a picnic. Lots of great spots. One warning though. The ferry...More

3  Thank RestlessFeet
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

My plan - a little boat ride, a poke around - the reality: a 3-hour hike around the entire perimeter followed by a huge seafood chowder! There is one view more gorgeous than the next on this hike, and it's nearly all in solitude. You...More

2  Thank tpicone
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great island to visit during your stay in Nanaimo . They is a old folklore of a white haired animal living on this island . Nice to walk around being a drink and snack with you .

1  Thank CTI238
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The island looks small on the map, but takes quite a while to walk around. Each part of the island is a little different from another part, so definitely plan to stay for more than 3 hours to give you sufficient time to explore. There...More

3  Thank Wanderlust_0909
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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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