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

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