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Pipers Lagoon Park, Nanaimo

4.7
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Stroll around, or head down the pebbly beach and dip into the water at Pipers Lagoon Park. The rocky headland is perfectly positioned to reward visitors with picturesque sunsets over the horizon. You can discover several benches lining the lagoon, all of which provide a great area for relaxing while listening to the sounds of the ocean. Find an abundance of birds frequenting the area, including eagles, blue herons, and seagulls. Sea lions are also commonly seen in the area and, if you're lucky, you might even spot a whale. Plan your visit to Pipers Lagoon Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nanaimo tourist route planner.
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4.6
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  • Lovely park, and very different depending on high/low tide. A short walk takes you around, and the views are just awesome. Loads of free parking, restrooms, etc  more »
  • The busy main trail alongside the ocean is very nice but the trails over the rocks are a little dodgy ~ probably would not recommend for older folks.  more »
  • Great place to enjoy the ocean views of Departure bay, Sunshine Coast and glimpses of Vancouver anytime of the year  more »
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  • Pipers Lagoon is a magical spot right on the ocean nestled amongst forest trees, you will hear birds chirping and see beautiful flowers in bloom, their smell is refreshing! The view out into the Georgia Straight is breathtaking, you can climb the easy hills to the top and watch sailboats drift by on a gentle wind. A few great spots for picnics here!
  • Great place to hike the shoreline rocks and trails. Lots of parking including public washrooms. Pack your lunch and drinks. Sit and observe the boats fishing plus the ferries and Comercial vessels. See seals even Orca whales. Plus get the value of exercise climbing the rocks and cliffs of Pipers Lagoon Park. Large open grass field to fly your kite or drone.
  • Not too crowded. A short path with great views. Lots of different nooks and crannies for people to hang out in.
  • Stunning views, beautiful trails and wildlife. Great place to take photographs
  • Gorgeous views, easy access to ocean. Beautiful little hike. Kids love it.

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