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

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