Posts under ‘Nanaimo area parks and walks’

Mt. Arrowsmith: Best view on Vancouver Island? 100 minutes from Nanaimo

If you’ve spent any time driving around the Central Vancouver Island area, you’ve seen Mt. Arrowsmith looming on the horizon in any area north of Nanaimo. You can see it even if you’re in Campbell River. On the West side you can see it from Port Alberni and beyond– even if you don’t know its […]

Jack Point & Biggs Park: Another Nanaimo waterfront walking park

Hiding in plain sight sums up this ‘hidden’ gem of a park. It can be seen from all over the City of Nanaimo, but it’s location is mostly known for the BC Ferries Duke Point terminal which it adjoins, and you have to turn off the 4 lane ferry highway a mile or so before […]

Nanaimo River Regional Park- wading pools, flat rocks, tall trees and easy trails

    This is the region’s newest park, a 56 hectare (138 acre) jewel. ┬áNanaimo River has many faces- waterfalls and raging canyons and also gentle but noisy sections like this, with quiet and clear side pools. These flat rocks heat up in the summer making a perfect place to sun then cool off in […]

Linley Valley- Miles of forested wilderness trails right in the City!

          Locations of Vancouver Island Touring posts View Vancouver Island Touring things to see and do 2 in a larger map   Arbutus Bluffs is one of many mossy rock outcrops poking skyward out of Linley Valley, and one of the few where you can see down into Departure Bay and […]