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

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