Newcastle Island, Nanaimo

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Spend the day traversing Newcastle Island while learning about the history and culture of the area through the ages. You can choose from a large number of walking and biking trails that wind over the island, but ask tourist agencies for trail maps before setting out. Picnic on the green lawns or down by the beach, where you can swim and sunbathe on relatively empty beaches. Learn about the Native Americans who once used the island for its fish. Take a look at our Nanaimo travel route app to schedule your visit to Newcastle Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The best part for me was the small ferry boat ride across to Newcastle. Once there you can spend the day discovering the open waterfront or camp overnight in the treed area with full amenities. Bring....  more »
  • Only a short 10 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo and you are surrounded by nature. Most of the trails are shaded so even on a hot day it is a comfort hike. Along the shore trail there are a few little.....  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places to come when I’m on the island. Wonderful views and it’s so quiet. Lots of wildlife despite being a small island. Highly recommended.
  • Amazing place to visit with friends and family alike. Great nature hike in the woods and by the ocean. It also has many camping spots.
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