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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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Great place to explore

I once walked all the way around this island with my grandma. If she could do it, so can you, or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NutsoLonsdale
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Nanaimo, Canada
Beautiful spot, great for the kids.

We visited this island on a sailing flotilla on Easter Weekend, 2017 and it was beautiful. I highly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
daddymak
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Vancouver, Canada
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I once walked all the way around this island with my grandma. If she could do it, so can you, or most of you anyway. It's a quick trip from Nanaimo and I remember swimming on the beach here just having a god fun adventure...More

Thank NutsoLonsdale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this island on a sailing flotilla on Easter Weekend, 2017 and it was beautiful. I highly recommend this as a destination for anyone cruising the local waters or even for a day trip if you can get over from Nanaimo.

Thank daddymak
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have walked on New Castle Island many times and had a Monthly Pass (reasonably priced) for the shuttle boat. Safe area for women to walk on their own. It's just a short trip to the island. Lots of well maintained trails, through the woods...More

Thank 131travel123
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you can walk 5 km with a light ocean breeze, this is the place for you. Best time is June 1 to mid September. Bring along food and water as there is no shopping. You can bring a bike too. Take time to explore...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at this Island, just a short ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo. A peaceful, natural place to explore, unwind. The day we were there, it was after the summer tourist season so very quiet too. They have many trails and...More

Thank GJ L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Newcastle island is a great place to take visitors for a beautiful day trip. There is a great walk around the island with many interpretive signs to inform you of the rich history. A must see for anyone visiting the area.

1  Thank IslandSurfer86
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I've been going here for decades and it's well worth a day trip or even a few nights camping. Pack a knapsack and hike and picnic. Have gone there on my canoe w/ kids and they love it! Beachcombing is fun.

1  Thank Casey L
Reviewed 16 February 2017

There is both history and hiking available on Newcastle. Great views towards the open ocean and Vancouver and back to Nanaimo.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This island is a gem in our city, It is a great place for a day visit, take an early ferry (10 minute ride) this hike around the island. The views are awesome and the island has some interesting history. The hike is probably about...More

2  Thank Kurt S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Newcastle Island is not just a lovely little island to explore, but is also a repository of a great deal of local history. Canadian Pacific Railways used to ferry passengers over from Vancouver - imagine Edwardian ladies dressed for afternoon tea, and gentlemen in bowler...More

2  Thank Jacqueline K
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pattikanester
How is the island for bike riding?
23 June 2016|
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Response from pop2cas | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trails are bike-friendly. There are a few branches off the main trails where you'll want to either dismount or just put the bike away. But, generally, the island is OK for bikes.
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Del B
Is the ferry to the island and the main trails accessible by mobile scooter? My elderly mother uses a scooter to get around and we want to visit the island
16 April 2016|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
No, not accessible with a scooter
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Bob T
How long is trail that circles outer perimeter of the island? And, about how long does it take to walk this?
27 June 2015|
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Response from paradisebarb | Reviewed this property |
Outer perimeter is about 4 hours assuming that you stop at points of interest like Anaka bay and beaches. I think if you go in the heat of summer, you will want to hike the perimeter to get any ocean breeze. The inner... More
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