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Pipers Lagoon Park

#4 of 80 things to do in Nanaimo Features Animals
Lagoon Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Perfect little walk with great views

I love this walk. It starts with an easy level walk to the rocks that you then have to scale and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Terrific park, short drive from Nanaimo

Lovely park, and very different depending on high/low tide. A short walk takes you around, and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, BC
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“shack island” (32 reviews)
“low tide” (19 reviews)
“garry oak” (10 reviews)
Lagoon Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love this walk. It starts with an easy level walk to the rocks that you then have to scale and could be tricky for some, especially when wet. When the tide is out, these rocks can be bypassed for the forested rest of the...More

Thank jbarlee72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park, and very different depending on high/low tide. A short walk takes you around, and the views are just awesome. Loads of free parking, restrooms, etc

Thank pudman43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The busy main trail alongside the ocean is very nice but the trails over the rocks are a little dodgy ~ probably would not recommend for older folks.

Thank TheJets0ns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy the ocean views of Departure bay, Sunshine Coast and glimpses of Vancouver anytime of the year

Thank Robby911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this park in conjunction with Neck Point Park and it was the perfect ending to our Vancouver Island vacation.

Thank VillaStraylight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place! Always great to sit by the water, take a short hike around, or snap some pictures!

Thank jason9945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful day trip awaits! Spend the morning on a hike along the spit and around the tip. Walk over to Shack Island at low tide. Have a picnic and spend the afternoon at a beautiful natural beach. It is also a great place for...More

2  Thank johnG2004FS
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Love this spot. Fabulous in any season. Wear good supportive shoes: to walk the whole way around you have to climb over a rock bluff... at least at high tide. Great span of beach, beautiful walk. The walk has hills and a little minimal climbing......More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Pipers offers a variety of "chill": relax on a beach, go for an extended walk, swimming, flying kites, wading on the lagoon side, etc. Excellent location for all ages and the view is stunning. Wonderful way to spend the day.

Thank H6017ERlindam
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Love this beach setting. 10 minute walk around the island across from Shack Island. Make sure if you take your fur baby, it is on lease at all time, May-Sept, regularly patrolled by officers, and houses across from Pipers spy on you:) Great morning or...More

Thank buxtonam
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11 August 2015|
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Response from condu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride the in-coming tide at Piper's 's channel. It is an exhilarating experience akin to swimming down a horizontal waterfall. Be aware that you should be a strong swimmer or wear a life jacket. Be sure to go... More