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

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