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Pipers Lagoon Park

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Pipers Lagoon is an excellent place to take the family. Great beach and can watch the BC Ferries... read more

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Nanaimo, Canada
My favorite park for a picnic

We were married at Piper's so I'm kind of biased towards it, but the natural landscape of the park... read more

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Lagoon Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed today

Pipers Lagoon is an excellent place to take the family. Great beach and can watch the BC Ferries depart out into the ocean. Great trails with lots of old drift wood. The kids can walk on old logs and have fun. Adults, there is lots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mikemZ4645VK
Reviewed today

We were married at Piper's so I'm kind of biased towards it, but the natural landscape of the park allows for great family beach picnics followed by a stroll on the pebble rock shores or a swim in the gently slopping water. The views of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NanaimoScott
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the highlights of our stop in Nanaimo. Beautiful spot, very beautiful scenery, highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ElleB1234
Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided we needed a different venue for dog walks and chose Piper's Lagoon as a new place to visit. Upon our arrival, there were plenty of spaces in the parking lot and we wandered over to the kiosk to read its history. The view...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Islander280
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this park for swimming, beachcombing and exploring. It is a great place to go walking with the family -- the kids especially like climbing the rocks and exploring the beaches. At low tide, you can reach Shack Island which is also a great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nicolec1979
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its a great place to enjoy nature and have a picnic It is a great place for all ages that like nature and the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Colleen B
Reviewed January 31, 2019

I always enjoy walking along the beach. It can be quite busy on the weekends but is still worth the drive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vojaganta57
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Still one of my favourite places to visit in Nanaimo. It is kind of tucked away but a quick couple turns off Hammond Bay road the parking lot opens a vista of the coast. Opportunities to see some of the beautiful marine life that populates...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine L
Reviewed January 15, 2019

One of our great spots for weddings, A weekend afternoon walk in summer is almost certain to bring you to a wedding or two taking place in this park.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trek778674
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Pipers Lagoon has an amazing variety of things to see - ocean beach, tidal lagoon, rocks to climb (on trails).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cliff C
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April 24, 2018|
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Response from Adrian L | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, I have seen people kiteboard on the inside lagoon on a very windy day.
August 11, 2015|
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Response from Condu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride the in-coming tide at Piper's 's channel. It is an exhilarating experience akin to swimming down a horizontal waterfall. Be aware that you should be a strong swimmer or wear a life jacket. Be sure to go... More