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Newcastle Island, Nanaimo

(4.6/5 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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  • If you can walk 5 km with a light ocean breeze, this is the place for you. Best time is June 1 to mid September. Bring along food and water as there is no shopping. You can bring a bike too. Take time...  more »
  • We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at this Island, just a short ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo. A peaceful, natural place to explore, unwind. The day we were there, it was after the summer tourist ...  more »
  • Newcastle island is a great place to take visitors for a beautiful day trip. There is a great walk around the island with many interpretive signs to inform you of the rich history. A must see for anyo...  more »