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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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Walk as little or as much as you like

A short ferry ride over from Nanaimo and you are in another world. You could spend your day just in... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Great hiking spot

We love our trips to Newcastle! Fun water taxi and a moderately easy hike around the entire island... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

A short ferry ride over from Nanaimo and you are in another world. You could spend your day just in the area the ferry docks, walking around on the rocks or playing in the open fields or you could walk around the island or through...More

1  Thank S1028GCkarenb
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We love our trips to Newcastle! Fun water taxi and a moderately easy hike around the entire island with amazing views!

Thank Pawprintz
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We spent a day and 2 nights at the dock at Newcastle Island during a 3-week boating trip through the San Juans and Gulf Island, and it was a highlight! Although it was early season and the concessions weren't open yet, we didn't mind. The...More

Thank Ann Z
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

As with protection island this is a short but easy ferry ride from Nanaimo harbour. Is is $5 return to this island and then there are a series of great trails around the island. I visited on a bank holiday Monday so there was a...More

Thank GracieMorton95
Reviewed 26 May 2017

went over by boat to go for a hike in the park and spend some quite time all the facilities look run down the paths need attention .it is in need of proper management or better yet someone that cares

1  Thank blair97
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Took our bikes on the ferry shuttle from Maffeo Sutton Park. Was a beautiful hot day, the forest was perfect for walking and biking in. Some places you were unable to take bikes, so they were parked and we walked in to make sure we...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I once walked all the way around this island with my grandma. If she could do it, so can you, or most of you anyway. It's a quick trip from Nanaimo and I remember swimming on the beach here just having a god fun adventure...More

1  Thank NutsoLonsdale
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visited this island on a sailing flotilla on Easter Weekend, 2017 and it was beautiful. I highly recommend this as a destination for anyone cruising the local waters or even for a day trip if you can get over from Nanaimo.

Thank daddymak
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have walked on New Castle Island many times and had a Monthly Pass (reasonably priced) for the shuttle boat. Safe area for women to walk on their own. It's just a short trip to the island. Lots of well maintained trails, through the woods...More

1  Thank 131travel123
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you can walk 5 km with a light ocean breeze, this is the place for you. Best time is June 1 to mid September. Bring along food and water as there is no shopping. You can bring a bike too. Take time to explore...More

Thank Ken M
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Response from freedom06 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Blaine S | Reviewed this property |
Yes depending on where you want to go and what kind of stroller you have.