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Pipers Lagoon Park

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Great place

I recommend this place to anyone visiting Nanaimo. Great scenery and view. Also nice for walking... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Naim K
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Double sided beachfront!

Such an awesome place for a short walk down the peninsula. Or if you are looking for a each swim... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2017
Lethbridge, Canada
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Lagoon Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

I recommend this place to anyone visiting Nanaimo. Great scenery and view. Also nice for walking around the beach and the green area.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Naim K
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Such an awesome place for a short walk down the peninsula. Or if you are looking for a each swim, this is a great spot as it has showers and fountains to keep you hydrated all day long!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TigerBae53
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Pipers Lagoon has been a great place for decades. Locals know the beach here is safe, and has a fantastic view of the BC Ferries and islands out by the Departure Bay entrance. You can walk around the island that is at the end of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank vancouverislandboy
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is definately the best spot to take a picnic basket with a bottle of wine & watch the ferries go by as well as cruise ships. Then take a stroll over to Shack Island at low tide. A day to make memories, simple beauty...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank byeend
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Easy access,pay attention to road signs, easy to miss turnoff. Parking is less thn 100yds from beach. you can get to beach in about 60 feet of walking or you can take a longer leisurely stroll out to a nice vista. Took relative who has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ovishunter300mag
Reviewed August 16, 2017

I love this walk. It starts with an easy level walk to the rocks that you then have to scale and could be tricky for some, especially when wet. When the tide is out, these rocks can be bypassed for the forested rest of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jbarlee72
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Lovely park, and very different depending on high/low tide. A short walk takes you around, and the views are just awesome. Loads of free parking, restrooms, etc

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank pudman43
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The busy main trail alongside the ocean is very nice but the trails over the rocks are a little dodgy ~ probably would not recommend for older folks.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TheJets0ns
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy the ocean views of Departure bay, Sunshine Coast and glimpses of Vancouver anytime of the year

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Robby911
Reviewed August 6, 2017

We visited this park in conjunction with Neck Point Park and it was the perfect ending to our Vancouver Island vacation.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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