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

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