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

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