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

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