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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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  • We have walked around Newcastle Island several times and each time we see something new.If you are really lucky you get to see the champagne coloured raccoons. 
  • My husband and I got married on the beach and I've always loved this island. It's very special. At night you can see so many eyes from raccoons and deer! 
  • Love this little island. You can camp...pinic....or just play at the beach. Many seabirds like herons and cranes to be seen. Also a trail that you can take around the outside of the island...about 6 k...  more »