Newcastle Island, Nanaimo

4.8
#1 of 15 in Wildlife in Nanaimo
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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  • You can take a short ferry ride to Newcastle from downtown Nanaimo. Interesting sandstone rock formations, wildlife, and and easy walking trails make this a great day trip. There are campsites and a.....  more »
  • Kayaked over there for part of a perfect sunny day. Spent the afternoon beach combing and enjoying the quiet. Then we kayaked over to Deception Island and the best fish and chips! We went back in the....  more »
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  • 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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