Beach Estates Park, Nanaimo

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  • Heart of the city & this little hike/walk in nature is largely unknown. At the end is a lovely surprise ! Lots of stairs - well maintained by city Check it out - wear good footwear, lots if fallen lea...  more »
  • Beach Estates Park is a lovely little gem of a walk that travels through a lengthy ravine starting on Departure Bay Road across from Brooks Landing and takes you right down to the waterfront. At that ...  more »
  • This is a shortish trail cutting up from Departure Bay beach near the ferry terminal to behind Northbrook Mall. We make it part of a one hour loop walk, parking at the beach parking lot, walking down ...  more »
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  • Beach Estates Park is a lovely little gem of a walk that travels through a lengthy ravine starting on Departure Bay Road across from Brooks Landing and takes you right down to the waterfront. At that point you can veer left or right to get to local neighbourhoods, or at low tide you can also walk along the sea floor to where it reconnects with the walking path at the BC Ferry Terminal. The City of Nanaimo is planning to connect these paths to extend the waterfront boardwalk. The park is made up of a series of paths, walkways, bridges and staircases that winds through a lush, mossy, green forest. It really is quite beautiful and is like a different world down there. There is a lovely waterfall along the path and at the right times during the year it is suitably impressive, especially as one of the more elaborate bridges crosses right in front of it. Do be careful as the steps, walkways and bridges can get quite slippery during rainy and winter weather.
  • Nice little hike with a beautiful waterfall. You forget you are in the middle of town.
  • Quick and steep. Well used but still feels private.
  • Awesome walk in a forest, in town with a waterfall, ending down at the ocean.
  • A hidden treasure in the heart of Nanaimo.

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Where to stay in Nanaimo

Stay at one of the guesthouses and inns lining Front Street if you want to be in the heart of the city, while also enjoying the waterfront at your doorstep. For a more natural ambiance, head north of the center along the coastal highway, where you can choose from a selection of inns and resorts boasting views over Newcastle Island. If you have a car and prefer an easy route out of town, stay at one of the motels lining Island Highway to the northwest of the center.
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