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Top 5 Outdoor Activities to enjoy in Nanaimo

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In no particular order here are the Top 5 outdoor activities you MUST check out with the year round fantastic climate in the beautiful harbour city of Nanaimo.

5. Take in the gorgeous harbour of Nanaimo by visiting the waterfront. You could spend a day exploring the harbour walk way, grabbing an ice cream cone at one of the many local shops along the way. Avid hikers can take the small ferry over to Newcastle Island for a full days exploration. In the summer the waterfront is bustling with outdoor concerts, events and crabbing down at the dock! It’s the place to be in the spring/summer months. An outdoor Farmer’s market happens on Friday in the warmer months. Straight from the sea fishing boats offer the freshest seafood right from the dock!

4. Hiking! Mount Benson is Nanaimo’s mini Grouse Grind. A 2 hour (one way) uphill climb to an amazing view of Nanaimo. There are many starting points but the most popular is at the end of Bensonview Rd, about 15 minutes from downtown. Take in the vi…