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

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