Bowen Park, Nanaimo

Bowen Park is located in Nanaimo. Plan your visit to Bowen Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nanaimo vacation website .
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  • Great area to go jogging or just take a leisure walk. I was amazed at the size of the park and the variety of the terrain for a park located in the midst of the city. Lots of family with small childre...  more »
  • Bowen Park is a very large centrally located expanse of land in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. There are many recreational buildings on the property, including a pool. The Millstone River runs through the ...  more »
  • Do the loop and enjoy the sights and sounds in the middle to town. We spotted many different birds as we had a Birdwatcher with us and feasted on Blackberries along the route. It is a tranquil place t...  more »
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  • Bowen park has nearly every amenity you would want for a good time summer or winter. Frisbee golf, community center, outdoor swimming pool, lawn bowling, tennis courts, they have 2 small playgrounds, duck ponds and fountains. You can walk along the river right to downtown Nanaimo. Nice and cool under the shade of the trees in the summer. Pokestops for Pokemon Goer's. I'm probably forgetting something because there is so much. Just don't go after dark.
  • This park is delightful at any time of year. There are numerous paths around the Millstone River, through rainforest, gardens and grassy Hills and expanses. There is a duck pond and an outdoor amphitheatre where naturalists frequently give presentations. There are recreational facilities, tennis courts, lawn bowling and a seasonal, outdoor swimming pool. There are picnic facilities and cook houses. The park covers several acres of land. Check it out.
  • Very peaceful. Beautiful by the river. Many amenities.
  • A beautiful trail and the river and waterfall settings are very peaceful places in the city.
  • Great paths for hikes and bikes. Good sand based volleyball court. Lots of shade. Beautiful rose garden. Good places for picnics!

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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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