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We were enamored with our first sojourn to this idyllic island back in 2010. We had to return... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Jensen Beach, Florida
A great place for view and walk.

A short ferry ride across to the island, from Mathew Sutton Park in Nanaimo where one can spend a... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We were enamored with our first sojourn to this idyllic island back in 2010. We had to return. The $5 dollar round boat shuttle is the best deal in Canada. It only takes 10 minutes from the mainland. Walking through the well-made trails with the...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A short ferry ride across to the island, from Mathew Sutton Park in Nanaimo where one can spend a day hiking and having a picnic or camping over night. The hike is very nice with beautiful views out onto the water. Lovely place to spend...More

1  Thank 145elite123145
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Interesting historical sites and information, well set up for group and family celebrations in campground-type settings. Very rustic trails and need to be sure walkers are safe from trail bike riders

Thank BC_Island_Folks
Reviewed 19 February 2018

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
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank DannyHaverstock1991
Reviewed 22 January 2018 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
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

2  Thank Ann N
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

2  Thank KeriG_29
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
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

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3 September 2018|
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Response from Gordon M | Reviewed this property |
Since it is an island, it would be best to locate secure parking at someone's home and then get a ride down to the ferry dock.
12 July 2018|
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Response from BC_Island_Folks | Reviewed this property |
Never seen that, but there are plenty in Nanaimo across the channel from Newc Island
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Response from Ann N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several good beaches for swimming, one near the ferry dock with expansive lawns leading down to it as well as a children’s playground. Further around the island is Kanaka Bay which is a little more private and... More