Westwood Lake Park, Nanaimo

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  • A good walk along a groomed trail for joggers, pet walkers, mountain bikers and I am sure there is something I am missing. It does how a pretty respectable hill in it, so plan for that. I have seen an...  more »
  • Nice beach, nice swimming area. Trails around the lake are a great walk, lots of parking but can get busy on a hot summer day.  more »
  • A great place to take a leisurely hike around the lake - approx. 7 km. Paths are well groomed and except one area, is mostly flat. Lake is clear and clean and there is a kid's playground close to the ...  more »
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  • Great place to go for a run or hike and dog friendly. Beautiful beaches and the lake is super clean. Trails are well maintained. Has public washrooms and change rooms, drinking fountains. There is also cabins available at the Westwood campground that offers kayak rentals and in pretty sure paddle board too.
  • Nice reasonably flat wide trail with adjacent off-leash area. Lots of mountain biking trails and other hiking trails backing onto the mountain. Popular swimming spot with beach in summer. Quite busy at times.
  • Easy walking trails and gorgeous beaches. Kids beach and an adult's beach. Parking is limited so either get here early or be prepared to walk a few minutes
  • A popular local favorite, nicely maintained sand beaches, it's a shallow lake, so it's warm in the summer, and freezes over in the winter. A beautiful trail wraps around the lake, not quite wheelchair accessible, but very easy. The one backside is the geese you will encounter on the beach from time to time are quite bold, and will make off with your lunch if you aren't watching.
  • One of the loveliest parks in Vancouver. The lake is man made so doesn't drain well which makes for a lesser swimming experience due to dirty ish water, but not that bad. Area for swimming is roped of. Boat ramp for canoeing or kayaking. Beautiful 6km walk around lake with access to provincial power lines for longer walks.
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