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

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