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

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