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

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