Protection Island, Nanaimo

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Protection Island is a small island located 1.5 km north-east of downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. There are no paved roads on the little island. Some residents move about the island in golf carts, others with cars, but most walk. Locals frequently transport their groceries from the community dock with their own wheelbarrows. Access to the island can be via private vessel or a small, privately run ferry. Some residents also commute by kayak or rowboat as well.
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  • You can take the dingy dock ferry over from Nanaimo to Protection island. There is a great pub on the island. Kids are welcome. We have also kayaked to the island. The island is small enough to walk a...  more »
  • Boyfriend and I spent a night at an Airbnb on Protection Island for our anniversary. Everyone we met was so friendly, and the island is beautiful. Cute little place to get away to together for some qu...  more »
  • I went there to have some drinks at the pub but decided to walk around first. There are no pavement roads, not many cars, I would like to have a weekend getaway in this island, to disconnect from the ...  more »
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  • Have been enjoying cottage life here since 1993! Paradise with all the amnesties
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