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Newcastle Island

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

We have walked around Newcastle Island several times and each time we see something new.If you are... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Irene D
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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My husband and I got married on the beach and I've always loved this island. It's very special. At... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Chevy S
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 14 November 2016

You catch the ferry from Maffeo Sutton Park (passengers, bicycles and dogs) which takes only a few minutes. There is nothing commercial on the island aside from a sometimes-open snack counter in the main building. The island has many paths that lead, one way or...More

Thank 29carfrae
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Newcastle Island is an amazing treasure a few hundred meters from downtown Nanaimo. The island ferry is fun, and the park is quite undeveloped. Quiet, forested, just a beautiful place.

Thank TomHlavac
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Newcastle Island provincial park is an island in Nanaimo harbor on Vancouver Island. It is approximately 2 Kms long by 1.5 Kms wide. It can be reached by a 15 minute ferry ride. There are trails that follow the shoreline offering excellent views of Nanaimo,...More

Thank Rettmer
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Took the ten-minute water-taxi ride to the island and walked the perimeter trail. Nice, relatively easy hike with lots of places to stop and contemplate the views. The only quibble is that there are some points of interest, e.g. a mine and a quarry, that...More

Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

After a short boat ride to the island you enter an enchanted place. We travel once the kids have all gone back to school so most places are quiet. The Island is tranquil and beautiful, with magical woodlands and beautiful shores. The trees are decorated...More

Thank Lawrence F
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed first on the last leg of our 10 day kayaking trip and we used the group shelter as rain was threatening. The Park Operator, after checking with his boss, let us stay for $18 dollars for the night. The showers were welcome, clean...More

1  Thank Mika55_9
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This island is a gem as it is virtually in downtown Nanaimo. Reached by a short water taxi (fee) the island offers plenty of day and overnight camping facilities. Hiking trails are numerous and circumnavigate the island and are best enjoyed on an ebb tide....More

1  Thank Tom P
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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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