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Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
(4.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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  • The very first thing we did in Nanaimo was to take an early morning walk in this park along the water in the downtown area. We encountered joggers, dog walkers and people walkers. Every single one of ...  more »
  • This park has always been a favorite of ours. Our kids love the park, we love the walk & the ocean view is always amazing. The harbour is always busy with planes, boats & sea life (big and small). Thi...  more »
  • Was a lovely evening for a liesurely walk, lots of free parking, just off the highway, pay parking closer to the shops and eating places. Usually have an ice cream treat there. Trollers fish and chips...  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