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Newcastle Island, Nanaimo

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Spend the day traversing Newcastle Island while learning about the history and culture of the area through the ages. You can choose from a large number of walking and biking trails that wind over the island, but ask tourist agencies for trail maps before setting out. Picnic on the green lawns or down by the beach, where you can swim and sunbathe on relatively empty beaches. Learn about the Native Americans who once used the island for its fish. Make Newcastle Island part of your personalized Nanaimo itinerary using our Nanaimo vacation builder.
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  • Newcastle Island is not just a lovely little island to explore, but is also a repository of a great deal of local history. Canadian Pacific Railways used to ferry passengers over from Vancouver - imag...  more »
  • With a fun, short ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo you are on a coastal island park Lots of trails and beaches to walk and explore. A good burger for lunch at the cafe. We were able to take our dogs o...  more »
  • This island getaway is so much fun for the whole family. Whether on land in bushes and trails or climbing on old quarry rocks. Camping has never left us without great memories. Racoon and deer and bun...  more »