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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  • July 10, 2017
    Dinghy Dock pub/restaurant was a great family fun atmosphere. The kids really enjoyed the fishing hole on the floating restaurant patio will give you the best views ever. The halibut and chips were de...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    Took the little ferry over and walked all the way around the Island. A great way to spend a couple of hours!  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    This is an island located just off the main island strip It is about 10 minutes by boat It leaves 10 minutes by the hour everyday There is a boat house which serves as a waiting area,protect you from ...  more »

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Stay at one of the guesthouses and inns lining Front Street if you want to be in the heart of the city, while also enjoying the waterfront at your doorstep. For a more natural ambiance, head north of the center along the coastal highway, where you can choose from a selection of inns and resorts boasting views over Newcastle Island. If you have a car and prefer an easy route out of town, stay at one of the motels lining Island Highway to the northwest of the center.
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