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

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