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Protection Island

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Interesting walk, Don’t need a lot of time

Not a bad way to fill in a couple of hours in Nanaimo. Little ferry ride gets you some interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KevinsFamilyof5
,
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
A little piece of heaven

This is a lovely island with walking trails and beautiful views. Quiet and serene. Makes for a... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
J T
,
Nanaimo, Canada
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“the pub” (12 reviews)
“floating pub” (13 reviews)
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad way to fill in a couple of hours in Nanaimo. Little ferry ride gets you some interesting views of the city. The walk around the island is pretty gentle and it is certainly a unique place with a crazy variety of little...More

Thank KevinsFamilyof5
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a lovely island with walking trails and beautiful views. Quiet and serene. Makes for a wonderful Sunday walk. The ferry ride is short and really a lot of fun.

Thank J T
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

You can take the dingy dock ferry over from Nanaimo to Protection island. There is a great pub on the island. Kids are welcome. We have also kayaked to the island. The island is small enough to walk around in an hour or so. Fun...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Boyfriend and I spent a night at an Airbnb on Protection Island for our anniversary. Everyone we met was so friendly, and the island is beautiful. Cute little place to get away to together for some quiet and alone time.

Thank Keah R
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I went there to have some drinks at the pub but decided to walk around first. There are no pavement roads, not many cars, I would like to have a weekend getaway in this island, to disconnect from the city rush. Highly recommended if you...More

Thank Ambar S
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

2 of us caught the ferry to the island and found everyone in the waiting room quite friendly whether they were residents or visitors. Dinner at the Dingy Dock was pub style, nothing too fancy, but good atmosphere and great setting

Thank W4126UMpeterd
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Dinghy Dock pub/restaurant was a great family fun atmosphere. The kids really enjoyed the fishing hole on the floating restaurant patio will give you the best views ever. The halibut and chips were delicious. Wall on the island a bit was a great time. Kids...More

2  Thank desirico
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Took the little ferry over and walked all the way around the Island. A great way to spend a couple of hours!

Thank turbot1966
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This is an island located just off the main island strip It is about 10 minutes by boat It leaves 10 minutes by the hour everyday There is a boat house which serves as a waiting area,protect you from heat in summer and the cold...More

2  Thank Allan & Amy T
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The island is stuck years ago but is so worth a visit. Cars are very rare on the island due to the location but it is only a mile long so very easy to walk or the locals use golf buggies. The ferry is $9...More

1  Thank GracieMorton95
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cara1951
28 August 2017|
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Response from Allan & Amy T | Reviewed this property |
all the bikes on the island are privately owned therefore I presume you can bike the boat use to accomodate four bike racks,don,t know whether the ferry still along you to bring bike on the ferry or not,better check
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Adam E
9 August 2016|
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Response from b2in1948 | Reviewed this property |
I mean pick us up.
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Chilipprs
1 December 2015|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
None that I have seen. There may possibly be a B&B, but I saw no signs at the landing, so I doubt there is anything. There is plenty in Nanaimo, however.
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