Nanaimo’s outdoor activities are second to none, offering lush golf courses, world-class diving and fishing, scenic hiking and kayaking, a newly built ice arena and aquatic centre with wave pool, and indoor rock climbing facilities. For the highly adventurous, Nanaimo offers bungy jumping off of the first legal custom made bungy bridge in North America!
Newcastle Provincial Park
Located just across the channel on Newcastle Island, the park has numerous walking trails, picnic areas, historical monuments and archaeological sites from the Salish First Nations people. On warm summer nights, be sure to check out one of Western Canada’s only remaining sprung dance floor. Hop aboard the walk-on ferry at Maffeo Sutton Park, and be there 15 minutes after leaving the front steps of the Hotel.
Sport fishers travel from all over the world to partake in the amazing adventures provided by British Columbia, so be sure not to miss out. Catch record Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Smelt, or Sturgeon, and take pictures to show your friends and family back at home.
See Nanaimo and the surrounding area from the air on a once in a lifetime adventure in a seaplane! Take a 30 minute flight north towards Nanoose Bay or south towards Ladysmith, right from Downtown Nanaimo.
Wild Play Elements Park
Ever wanted to jump off a bridge with nothing but an elastic band around your ankles? Or ride a 150 foot swing inside a river canyon? Still not your thing? Try the elevated Monkido tree course! Don’t miss out on your chance to prove to your friends that you aren’t afraid of anything! Call Wild Play at 1 888 668 7874 and book your adrenaline rush today!
Enjoy the beauty of one (or more) of Nanaimo`s 200+ parks on a bicycle! Embrace the Enviromental spirit of BC, and rent a bicycle and reduce your carbon footprint!
Take a tour around Newcastle Island, or explore the Departure Bay area by kayak. Book a tour or if you`re experienced rent your own!
Did you know that Vancouver Island is home to one of the world`s largest rainforest? Take a guided tour with accredited guides and explore the unique environment that it has to offer, from wildlife to First Nations history.