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Protection Island, Nanaimo

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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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  • Protection Island forms part of Nanaimo harbor. This island is approximately 1 mile across. It can be reached by boat or ferry. There is a regular ferry service year round (approx. $9 CAD round trip) ...  read more »
  • We had a fun ride over to the island on the little ferry, a delicious dinner at the PUB , and after that a walk around the island. It is a must do if it is good food and some fun . Wish I were closer,...  read more »
  • It's a short ferry ride to the island, and a beautiful walk around. You can, of course, just enjoy the restaurant, but I highly recommend walking around too. We met a local just having finished a swim...  read more »
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