Westwood Lake Park, Nanaimo

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  • August 13, 2017
    Visited the lake in adjacent to our camping trip in Nanaimo.We wnet to check the place to go and try our luck in fishibg.We did throw our rods.The lake is really nice.Nice and safe to swim.We watched ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    A GREAT spot to visit for families and couples. If you're around Nanaimo, this would be a must-see. There are 2 beaches, one has life guards, where more families and kids are at. The other beach doesn...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    A walk around Westwood Lake is always enjoyable. Mostly easy walking and great views of the lake. A swim or dipping your feet in the water at the end is a great way to finish.  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • February 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    Sandy beach, swimming zones, boat ramp, fairly calm water. Nice for a few hour's break from the city bustle.
  • May 15, 2017
    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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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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