Best Public Parks in Nanaimo, BC

Handpicked Top 3 Public Parks in Nanaimo. How can we actually say this? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

PIPERS LAGOON PARK

Trails, Picnic Areas, Meadows, Seagulls, Sandpipers, Horned Grebes, Loons, Kingfishers, Oyster Catchers, Fishing, Walking Area & Sea View

The twisting trails that lead to a number of seaside lookout - 8 Hectare Park

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Monday - Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Pipers Lagoon is a magical spot right on the ocean nestled amongst forest trees, you will hear birds chirping and see beautiful flowers in bloom, their smell is refreshing! The view out into the Georgia Straight is breathtaking, you can climb the easy hills to the top and watch sailboats drift by on a gentle wind. A few great spots for picnics here!

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3600 Place Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5T7

WESTWOOD LAKE PARK

Since 1957

Jogging, Frisbee, Playground, Boating, Boardwalk, Picnicking, Mountain, Fishing, Seating, Kids Play Area, Hiking & Dog Off Leash Park

Over 50 Hectare Park - There is a small playground located at the second beach near the gravel parking lot - Wheelchair Accessible

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Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Closed

This park offers a great lake/forest experience all year long. Fantastic hikes for all abilities, fishing, swimming, boating during our perfect summers and falls, Everyone we introduce to Westwood Lake is amazed at the beauty and quality of this park. Dogs are welcome (on-leash) on the main trails, and an off-leash area is also available on the south side of the lake. Washrooms are near the ample parking lot, next to the swimming beach.

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381 Westwood Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S5

BOWEN PARK

Since 1918

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Sports Fields, Playgrounds, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Table, Curling Club, Playground, Outdoor Lacrosse Box, Tennis Courts, Flowers, Horseshoe Pitches, Sand & Volleyball Courts

Available for weddings and other private events - Two BBQ Available

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Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday Closed

This park is delightful at any time of year. There are numerous paths around the Millstone River, through rainforest, gardens and grassy Hills and expanses. There is a duck pond and an outdoor amphitheatre where naturalists frequently give presentations. There are recreational facilities, tennis courts, lawn bowling and a seasonal, outdoor swimming pool. There are picnic facilities and cook houses. The park covers several acres of land. Check it out.

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500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1Z7