Westwood Lake Park, Nanaimo

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Westwood Lake Park is located in Nanaimo. A visit to Westwood Lake Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nanaimo day trip app to plot your vacation.
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  • We love to walk around Westwood Lake no matter what the weather (well not in the snow!) It is very popular with the people of Nanaimo but never seems overly crowded and the trails are soft underfoot a...  more »
  • Well attended hiking trail. Very safe for women and offers a good mix of moderate trails. Good swimming for families during the hot summer months.  more »
  • Have had several occasions as a Nanaimo resident to enjoy our fabulous little lake! One of the most scenic and peaceful hikes is just to go around the whole lake. About 5-6 km, but benches to rest up ...  more »
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  • Fabulous little lake on the edge of the city. Great hike around the lake, go for a swim, or bike the trails along the mountains. A must check out.
  • This park offers a great lake/forest experience all year long. Fantastic hikes for all abilities, fishing, swimming, boating during our perfect summers and falls, Everyone we introduce to Westwood Lake is amazed at the beauty and quality of this park. Dogs are welcome (on-leash) on the main trails, and an off-leash area is also available on the south side of the lake. Washrooms are near the ample parking lot, next to the swimming beach. Make it one of many 'must visit' destinations while in Nanaimo.
  • Lots of parking available, washrooms on site, beautiful sandy beach, calm but not so cristal clear lake to swim in. The trail around the lake is amazing for walks or runs. Crowded at times.
  • Sandy beach, swimming zones, boat ramp, fairly calm water. Nice for a few hour's break from the city bustle.
  • Great place to take in some views, walk the dog or go for a swim. It's always clean and is a great place to go clear your mind after a busy day.

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Where to stay in Nanaimo

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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