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Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • My wife, dog and I frequently stroll the park and the adjacent harbour walk ways. Beautiful views of off shore islands, the mountain range of the mainland and the vessels and sea planes. The water is ...  more »
  • Nanaimo has great ocean side parks that attract people at any season. It is a venue for summer festivals and free outdoor concerts. There is ample cheap parking and a short walk to coffee shops and su...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park with a lovely seawall to stroll on. There are many local events held here including music and children's fairs. Food is easily had with several restaurants along the way and t...  more »
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  • While visiting from Alberta, we came here to catch the ferry over to Newcastle island, then enjoy the playground afterward. I love the variety of art installations around the park. They add some interest to the great landscaping, complemented by lots of large trees and colorful flowers. There are many benches and picnic tables, public washrooms, and angle parking. The playground is old but huge. Many different structures provide lots of space to play, and there's even a wooden accessible section with two special swings for disabled users. The area is gravel surfaced. One drawback is that the bathrooms are not within sight so I would not be comfortable sending off even older kids alone.
  • Maffeo Sutton park captures the spirit of Downtown Nanaimo perfectly. One can watch seaplanes come and go, visit the crab dock looking for Lucy the seal, and grab a coffee, ice cream, or snack from one of the many shops that line the waterfront. The park has a playground, large open field, and Lions Pavilion you can rent out for events. There's over 10 km of walking trails, if you include all the connecting pathways to the downtown core not 15 minutes away from the park. It's a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon.
  • Bontains the VIEx grounds, beban pool, a hockey arena, and a dog park
  • The walkway follows along the ocean, with views of Newcastle Island, Protection Island, Galliano Island, & the Harbour all along. There's a well equipped playground area, that will keep all kids happy for hours; & the 1st 2hrs of parking, is free! There are some food wagons, & also a small 'flea market' of local vendors on Fridays. This Park is where The Blues Festival takes place, @ the tail end of Aug. Pay to get in - or sit outside the fence & listen, while watching the boats go by.
  • Great place to walk and clear the mind. We are so lucky to have this. Only complaint is the people that blatantly don't clean up after there dog's and wreck less bikers not being controlled