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Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

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  • Maffeo Sutton Park has much to offer, all year long. A favourite destination for swimming in the lagoon, kayaking, crabbing off the pier, playing in the campground, picnicking or listening to live mus...  more »
  • inment is family friendly and it has an area that you can swim and cool down on a hot day. Highly recommend  more »
  • Although I've only ever been here during the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, the park is spacious and well-kept. With a lovely walk along the waterfront, as well as a nice boardwalk with some pleasant s...  more »
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  • One of many gems in Nanaimo. Kids playground, swimming area, dog parades, people watching and even a crabbing pier. All of this, and more, winding along the shore of the most beautiful harbour on Vancouver Island. If you're lucky, you can even buy a slice of heaven in the premier condo that borders this park.
  • Great views & nice pathway/ seawall that runs along the water & through the harbour. Lovely during the day or evening.
  • Beautiful setting on the waterfront, parking (3 hours are free) close to the boutiques on the waterfront promenade and a reasonably active harbour.
  • Great views with waterfront walkway as well as an awesome kid's playground. There are Music in the Park through the summer months as well as other celebrations and events!
  • Easy Access, Family Friendly, Popular with Locals and Tourists. Handicapped accessible parking, large level sidewalks, handicapped accessible Public Restroom. Great for picnics, playtime, walks and relaxing. Benches and tables are available throughout the park. No BBQ facilities. Located in downtown Nanaimo, accessible by car, foot and bus. The Seawall Walkway that begins at the Nanaimo Harbour, wraps around the Seaside of Maffeo Sutton Park and continues to the North, heading toward the Nanaimo Yacht Club. (Parallel to Stewart Street). Beautiful views of Newcastle Island and Park, ferries to the park are seasonal and can be accessed from the dock at Maffeo Sutton. Protection Island can also be seen from Maffeo Sutton.( Year-round ferry service to Protection Island is available from the Nanaimo Harbour) Maffeo Sutton features a Bandstand, fenced Children's Playground, a separate protected Sand Beach for Children and Families (Swy-A-Lana Lagoon and Fishing Pier) access to a Pier for fishing and crabbing and has designated Food Truck area. This Beautiful seaside location hosts many Community Activities, from Free Live Music during the summer months, Silly Boat Races, Free Movie nights (bring your blanket and popcorn!) Fireworks Displays, Arts and Crafts Festivals, Dance and Tai Chi exhibits and many other activities year-round. Check the Nanaimo Website for the calendar of events. Handicapped Parking is available, limited car lot, but more pay parking is available at the Howard Johnson Inn, (located on the other side of the Comox Road Bridge,) it can be conveniently accessed by the Seawall Walkway, which connects to the parking lot and allows you to walk underneath the bridge. (No worries about crossing the busy roads) The local City Bus has a Bus Stop near the entrance to the park. I recommend this location to Everyone!

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