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Newcastle Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
+1 250-754-7893
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This is the place for nature

You take a short ferry ride to a wilderness wonderland. We went for a walk this past weekend and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
debbiepH2423WK
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Nananimo, BC, Canada
Easy Day with the Kids

Nice catch a 12 minute ferry ride (42 and 12 person)from Maffeo Sutton Park on the Saysutshun... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ziggy N
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You take a short ferry ride to a wilderness wonderland. We went for a walk this past weekend and wow was it peaceful. We saw an owl just above our heads in a tree and an albino raccoon. The we had a picnic on the...More

Thank debbiepH2423WK
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice catch a 12 minute ferry ride (42 and 12 person)from Maffeo Sutton Park on the Saysutshun ferries. They depart every 1/2 hour from each dock. Takes you to New Castle dock. Dogs on leash, bikes and camping gear allow for extra cost. Larger parties...More

Thank Ziggy N
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a delight to step off the little onto the island and find our secluded walk in campsite as scenic and well appointed as we expected. First item on the kids agenda once the tents were up, was an ice cream at the concession where...More

Thank qualicumgirl
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I stayed on my sailboat several nights at the dock, very easy. The cafe is one of the best and in a fabulous "summer camp" building it is so much fun. Plan a bit to enjoy the cafe during limited hours, and at dinner time...More

Thank MrsDDO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us walked the perimeter shoreline and inside trails of Newcastle Island on May 28th. None of the concessions were open, but we had come with backpacks filled with lunches and beverages, sustenance to keep us going through the 3 to 4 hours...More

Thank linwesthar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the hiking on this little island. Perfect way to get a bit of exercise without spending hours driving out of town. Just a quick ferry ride. We were there before the season started so can imagine that it might be quite busy in the...More

Thank CanAmT2A
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We wandered around the island taking in the fresh sea breeze and dreamed about camping here. There were plenty of picnic shelters and some picturesque tenting spots. As this is a BC Park, be sure to make a reservation if you want to stay overnight.The...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved staying here! A good mix of camping with a bit of comfort of having a laundry facility. Beautiful campground, dreamy actually and the staff were super! We'll be back!

Thank Shaunnah S
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We were enamored with our first sojourn to this idyllic island back in 2010. We had to return. The $5 dollar round boat shuttle is the best deal in Canada. It only takes 10 minutes from the mainland. Walking through the well-made trails with the...More

11  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

A short ferry ride across to the island, from Mathew Sutton Park in Nanaimo where one can spend a day hiking and having a picnic or camping over night. The hike is very nice with beautiful views out onto the water. Lovely place to spend...More

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Response from Ann N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several good beaches for swimming, one near the ferry dock with expansive lawns leading down to it as well as a children’s playground. Further around the island is Kanaka Bay which is a little more private and... More
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