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Pipers Lagoon Park

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Lagoon Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Great place to kill an afternoon

We have been to Pipers a number of time in the past and fount that it is a great place to go for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kurt S
Favourite beach to visit

Pipers is a great spot to visit. A nice walk and a great beach to sit and relax. We can kayak... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea M
Nanaimo BC, Canada
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Lagoon Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to Pipers a number of time in the past and fount that it is a great place to go for a hike or to sit on the beach in the sun. Swimming in the summer is great as the water is always...More

Thank Kurt S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pipers is a great spot to visit. A nice walk and a great beach to sit and relax. We can kayak, paddle board and swim.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit for visitors and locals alike. See the ferry come to Nanaimo's Departure Bay. Lots of wildlife yet close to city.

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a mama killer whale and her baby there which is cool. Parking can be a little hectic in peak times (especially near end of June with multiple school trips a day). Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Piper's Lagoon is one of the best parks in Nanaimo. It is peaceful, picturesque, and filled with nature. It is especially good for children because they can participate in free play by climbing on rocks (the original jungle gym). The trail is easy, and there...More

Thank Taisa A
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This park is much smaller than Neck Point, More locals walking dogs & less tourists from what I could tell. The bathroom here was better than Neck Point, even the parking is better. Good for a shorter, quiet trip to the water.

Thank 123HJ
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

You can’t take away from the beauty of this area. Next to the parking lot there is a grassy area good for recreation or picnicking as is the mostly rocky beach. When the tide goes out, the lagoon is a mud flat so go when...More

Thank Scuba s
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The most beautiful park. Easy to enjoy, swimming hiking relaxing. Had my daughters grad pictures done there. Amazing,

Thank W6474UStammyc
Reviewed 21 December 2017

we had a wedding of grandchild here-very lovely setting on water with excellent parking facilities, tranquil, peaceful, large area,with views of sea animals---breath-taking!

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Very picturesque with walking trails and picnic tables. Bring your camera and a lunch and make an afternoon of your visit.

Thank travelguyCanada
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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