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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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Wootc

Great little island to visit for the day. Nice cheap ferry ride across. Lots to do and explore... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Cori B
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Fun afternoon!

Fun little ferry ride over to the island, then take your time explore the trails, ride your bike or... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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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

2  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

6  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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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fantastic walks around and through the park. Great swimming at Kanaka Bay, Endless beach combing and views which make you stop and time stands still. Majestic mountains on the mainland still covered in snow. Ferries, working tugs, pleasure boats dot the waterways. A marvelous pavilion...More

Thank SandralaPenita
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a delight - short 5-10 min ferry ride (just $5 return) gets you there, and it leaves from the easy-to-find Maffeo Sutton Park, on the waterfront. Lots of parking there, for a fee Mon-Fri. We were on a 40-passenger ferry, apparently an old lifeboat...More

1  Thank pudman43
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sprus2018
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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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Crazy_evey
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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
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