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The Best Nanaimo Spots to Share with Your Visitors this Summer

One thing living in our corner of paradise brings is lots of visitors! If you have family and friends coming to stay this spring or summer, you can be sure they will be asking you ‘What can we do in Nanaimo?’.
While everyone has their own tried and true spots within the city, here are some recommendations that should keep all your visitors happy this season.

Suggestions for Outdoor Adventurers

Hike and explore. Nanaimo is a great place to combine hiking with sightseeing. Maffeo Sutton and the waterfront walkway, Neck Point Park, Pipers Lagoon and Bowen Park are all great spots for gentle but scenic strolls. For the more adventurous hiker, trails to Ammonite Falls and the peak of Mount Benson offer stunning rewards.

Cyclists’ paradise. If your guests are into cycling, they’ll love the amazing and varied network of mountain bike trails off Doumont Road.

Suggestions for Water lovers

Swim or paddle. Long Lake, Westwood Lake and Departure Bay are all great put-in spots for kayakers and paddle boarders and have designated areas for swimming too.

Snorkelling with seals. Get up close with some of Nanaimo’s ocean wildlife on a snorkelling tour to Snake Island.

Suggestions for Family Fun

Are younger kids coming to stay? These ideas will keep them entertained:

Playtime. The playgrounds at Maffeo Sutton Park and Beban Park are suitable for all ages of children and make a great place to let off steam.

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