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LOVE this little hidden gem walk

Heart of the city & this little hike/walk in nature is largely unknown. At the end is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Nanaimo, Canada
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Beautiful and unique park

Beach Estates Park is a lovely little gem of a walk that travels through a lengthy ravine starting... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Alicia M
Nanaimo, Canada
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2140 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3V6, Canada
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Heart of the city & this little hike/walk in nature is largely unknown. At the end is a lovely surprise ! Lots of stairs - well maintained by city Check it out - wear good footwear, lots if fallen leaves on the trail & wet...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Beach Estates Park is a lovely little gem of a walk that travels through a lengthy ravine starting on Departure Bay Road across from Brooks Landing and takes you right down to the waterfront. At that point you can veer left or right to get...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a shortish trail cutting up from Departure Bay beach near the ferry terminal to behind Northbrook Mall. We make it part of a one hour loop walk, parking at the beach parking lot, walking down the beach to the trailhead, taking the trail...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Portnoff
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A great walk in the trees with a little creek. For some it might be a tough walk as there is a lot of stairs & it goes all the way down to the beach & back up again. You will have to walk back...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TNTtravel
Reviewed 13 April 2017

When I first moved here, I walked everywhere and found many gems, this is definitely on the top of my list. It is so neat to be able to walk under the street and feel like you are in a small jungle.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Walk east towards the ocean off Departure Bay Road, down a trail past a river. The wood steps can be slippery after rain. The trail goes down to the beach, and at low tide you can walk in either direction along the stoney beach.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 29carfrae
Reviewed 23 July 2016

What a hidden gem. Very close to the very and the main highway, which made this a perfect stop over for me and my dog after a long ferry ride. The trail is steep in sections, but generally really well maintained. My dog didn't love...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank kaoc1
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is such a beautiful and tranquil walk that is easy to miss if you don't know about it. The trail takes you along a lovely creek and forested area which makes it feel like you're in a jungle! If you continue downwards it takes...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank SmashCakes29
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Nanaimo's Beach Estates Park is located (although hidden away) in the Brechin Hill Neighborhood. You can access it from several locations. The easiest is from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Just follow the traffic lights heading up the hill towards the West and from there,...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank HappySnr123
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I absolutely love walking thru this park. It does require walking up and down many stairs but thats half the fun. Its beautiful from the top to the bottom. The beach at the bottom is great. My only complaints when walking thru the park is...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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