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

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