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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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  • The island is stuck years ago but is so worth a visit. Cars are very rare on the island due to the location but it is only a mile long so very easy to walk or the locals use golf buggies. The ferry is...  more »
  • We took the little aqua ferry from Nanaimo harbour over to Protection Island for lunch at the pub. Most people do not know you can do this but I highly recommend it. The ferry cost $7-$9 per person (r...  more »
  • We spent an afternoon at protection island, walking down pirated-themed streets and enjoy the water views. There is only one business hear - Canada's only floating pub. It's a quiet and peaceful place...  more »