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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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  • Beautiful community just a ten minute passenger ferry ride from Downtown Nanaimo. Impossibly I visit without dreaming of what it would be like to live there. Fun to explore and the locals were super f...  more »
  • very nice works. and the restaurant dinguy dock. very picturesque, but very pleasant. too bad the little ferry is so expensive
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  • Catch the ferryboat at Nanaimo Harbour - it runs every half-hour during the day. It docks at the Dinghy Dock Pub, which is a popular spot for an evening tipple, especially in the summer. Aside from th...  more »