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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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  • 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 »
  • 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) ...  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,...  more »