Get lost in the heart of Nanaimo! Linley Valley covers a large area with multiple trails to choose from. You can walk through the valley or head up to the lookout points which offer spectacular mountain views. If you live in the valley, it is very likely that you could see your house from there!
Cottle Lake is also nestled in the middle of these trails and has a variety of different species of water fowl. Sometimes you can even see trout swimming in the lake.
May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park
Located in the most northern part of Nanaimo, this park has it all. May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park has an extensive network of walking trails nestled into a wooded area. All of these trails are labelled as dog off-leash areas so there is a good chance that you will see some dogs while you are there. Aside from the trails, there is also a full skate park, tennis and pickle ball courts and 2 large sports fields. May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park is also home to the Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club and you can see their log clubhouse featured on the grounds.
Brannen Lake Beach
A great place to enjoy the summer sun in North Nanaimo! Brannen Lake features a boat launch and visitor access. There are lots of areas to provide shade and some sandy beach areas as well. There are lots of picnic bench space to fully enjoy a day on the lake! Keep in mind that there are no lifeguards on duty!Blueback Beach
To access Blueback Beach, the city has built large stairs, complete with lookout/rest areas, which people use to either walk or run up and down for exercise. I can’t think of a time that I have gone to Blueback and not seen someone trekking the stairs!
Located just down the road from Blueback Beach, Invermere offers the largest sandy beach in Nanaimo and is a very popular destination when the weather gets nicer in the spring!
Dover Bay Secondary
6135 McGirr Rd, Nanaimo, BC
6199 McGirr Rd, Nanaimo, BC
Randerson Ridge Elementary
6021 Nelson Rd, Nanaimo, BC
5840 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC
Uplands Park Elementary
3821 Stronach Dr, Nanaimo, BC