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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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  • 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 »
  • This little island nestles in Nanaimo harbour and 'protects' the main harbour from the winds of the Pacific Ocean. . .and the Island could have served as a bulwark of first defense in WW II, had an at...  more »