Nanaimo’s outdoor playground is unparalleled. Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, this harbour city opens the door on 360 degrees of adventure: paddle the calm waters of the lakes in and around Nanaimo, then set your nautical compass for Newcastle Island (Saysutshun), traditional land of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Stand tall after climbing 1,000 meters to the peak of Mount Benson, and feel the immensity of the full-circle view. The thrill-seeking travellers surmount heart-pounding challenges with adventure courses, bungee jumping and zip-lining through the tree-tops.

“I always encourage visitors to spend time on the trail to Mount Benson, the best place to see how Nanaimo sits in the world.”

— Fred Jeffery, Owner of Lucid Clothing Store

Outdoor Adventure Businesses

Westco Experiences
Wild Heart Adventures Sea Kayak Tours
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Gabriola Pilates
Coastal Blue Adventures Ltd.
Tracks Outdoor Adventures INC
Vancouver Island Whale Watch – Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo Golf Club
Sink or Swim Scuba
WildPlay Element Parks
Fairwinds Golf Club
Sunshine Coast Air
Wildwood – Ecoforestry Institute Society
Ride the Glide Segway Tours
Invictus Charters
Silva Bay Kayak Adventures
Romper Room
Horne Lake Caves & Outdoor Centre
Regional District of Nanaimo
Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park
Island Marine Adventures
Ramble On
Cottonwood Golf Course
Nanaimo Port Authority
Neck Point Röming Game – Island Römer Adventures
City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation
Reel Time Fishing Charters & Marine Tours
Thrills & Skills Cycling
Vancouver Island Expeditions
Coastal Expression
Morning Star Bison Ranch
West Coast Helicopters
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Hub City Cycles
Silver Blue Charters
Twofiveo Tour Company
Eaglequest Golf Centre
Sundown Diving
Island Römer Adventures
McNabs Corn Maze & Produce Farm
Nanaimo Dive Outfitters
BCeBike