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Newcastle Island, Nanaimo

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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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  • A short ferry ride over from Nanaimo and you are in another world. You could spend your day just in the area the ferry docks, walking around on the rocks or playing in the open fields or you could wal...  more »
  • We love our trips to Newcastle! Fun water taxi and a moderately easy hike around the entire island with amazing views!  more »
  • We spent a day and 2 nights at the dock at Newcastle Island during a 3-week boating trip through the San Juans and Gulf Island, and it was a highlight! Although it was early season and the concessions...  more »