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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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A relaxing place to spend an afternoon

We wandered around the island taking in the fresh sea breeze and dreamed about camping here. There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen H
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Nanaimo, Canada
2017 last summer visit

Loved staying here! A good mix of camping with a bit of comfort of having a laundry facility... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shaunnah S
via mobile
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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+1 250-754-7893
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"a short ferry ride"
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"dance hall"
in 10 reviews
"overnight camping"
in 9 reviews
"provincial park"
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"shoreline trail"
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"day trip"
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"bring a picnic lunch"
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"marine park"
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"concession stand"
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"great hiking"
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"peace and tranquility"
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"small passenger"
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"water taxi"
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"ice cream"
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"quick trip"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered around the island taking in the fresh sea breeze and dreamed about camping here. There were plenty of picnic shelters and some picturesque tenting spots. As this is a BC Park, be sure to make a reservation if you want to stay overnight.The...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved staying here! A good mix of camping with a bit of comfort of having a laundry facility. Beautiful campground, dreamy actually and the staff were super! We'll be back!

Thank Shaunnah S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were enamored with our first sojourn to this idyllic island back in 2010. We had to return. The $5 dollar round boat shuttle is the best deal in Canada. It only takes 10 minutes from the mainland. Walking through the well-made trails with the...More

5  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A short ferry ride across to the island, from Mathew Sutton Park in Nanaimo where one can spend a day hiking and having a picnic or camping over night. The hike is very nice with beautiful views out onto the water. Lovely place to spend...More

1  Thank 145elite123145
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Interesting historical sites and information, well set up for group and family celebrations in campground-type settings. Very rustic trails and need to be sure walkers are safe from trail bike riders

Thank BC_Island_Folks
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Such a lovelly relaxing place to visit. We went over on a friends sailboat and spent time taking photograhs and looking at the ships waiting outside the harbor. Great place to spend the day.

Thank MalcomM703
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great food and great people and great prices and very nice atmosphere i will come back again very soon

Thank DannyHaverstock1991
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

3km walk around the island. This is a nice area to get away from the City of Nanaimo. Beautiful beaches,easy trail access, accidentally found the old coal mine.( area was blocked though).

Thank flipslove
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This island is entirely park. There is a small walk on ferry from Nanaimo and once there you have access to walking or biking trails, beautiful beaches and walk-in campsites as well as a quarry where sandstone columns were quarried in the early days. This...More

2  Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Newcastle Island is reached from Nanaimo via a cheap, short ferry ride. The ferry ride is part of the whole experience! Once you arrive at the Island, you are greeted by tranquil forest walks and hidden coves. Wish we could have camped overnight as I'm...More

2  Thank KeriG_29
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