Pipers Lagoon Park, Nanaimo

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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. Put Pipers Lagoon Park into our Nanaimo trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you are interested in trail walking and being out with nature and enjoying the scenery then you will love this park area. It's a leisurely walk.  more »
  • This park is popular with the locals as it is so close to residential properties. It is more of a relaxation place for us. We like it for a Sunday afternoon picnic. If one is lucky enough to get one o...  more »
  • We have been to Pipers a number of time in the past and fount that it is a great place to go for a hike or to sit on the beach in the sun. Swimming in the summer is great as the water is always clean ...  more »
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  • When friends of mine come in from out of country or out of town, I always bring them to 2 places guaranteed. 1 of them is always Pipers Lagoon and the other is Neck Point. I love them both equally. Perhaps Pipers is the shorter walk of the two but there is one section that you have to do a tiny climb. It's nothing difficult unless you have a disability of sorts. But even before that small climb starts, there is a nice smooth path with breathtaking views of the ocean and islands. We saw Orcas there last time. If you're visiting Nanaimo, it's conveniently close and very picturesque. A must really.
  • This is a great place for walking, but you have to climb over a roughly 6M high rock hill so wear appropriate shoes. Once you get over, it is so worth it! Even if you don't clamber over the hill, just the walk to it and back is wonderful. Dogs must be on leash and are not allowed on the beach from May to September
  • Another little gem in Nanaimo. Great for a walk or run. If you want to explore the total trail then a little bit of rock scramble
  • Pipers Lagoon Park is by far my favourite outdoor park destination in the Nanaimo region. It is the most beautiful outdoor spot where I love to do nature and landscape photography, with the best layout and features of any waterfront park I've seen yet. There is a lovely causeway that takes you out to the main body of the park. The beach along this causeway has many attractive spots that are perfect for practising landscape and nature portraiture. There is plenty of parking. Many people walk their dogs along the causeway. It is minutes away from the equally lovely Neck Point Park.
  • An amazing park and beach in Nanaimo. We love visiting any season, even in winter. Incredible views, can watch the ferries and other boats go by.
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