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Nanoose Bay Vacation Packages

Discover a popular wildlife spotting location on the east coast of Vancouver Island and take to the water to explore miles of untouched shoreline.

Nanoose Bay is a coastal community where lakes and sandy beaches are surrounded by forests and snow-covered mountains. This area of great beauty is a popular playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Hike along woodland trails, row across the bay and go bird and wildlife spotting.

Enjoy a range of recreational activities on the bay's waters. Stop by one of the beaches for a refreshing swim. Rent a kayak or canoe and visit a marina to charter a small boat for a fishing expedition. Cod, perch and flounder are among the species you can hope to catch here.

The bay is also known for its numerous scuba diving sites. Dive down to aquatic depths to see even more marine life, including sponges, scallops and Puget Sound king crabs. There are sites for all ability levels.

Experience more of the bay’s animals with a visit to the Qualicum National Wildlife Area. The 203–acre (82-hectare) lowland expanse encompasses meadows, marshes and mudflats and is home to nearly 200 animal species, including more than 100 different types of birds. Spot bald eagles and Brent geese in the sky, while on the ground you may encounter deer, otters and raccoons. 

Familiarize yourself with some of the native aquatic flora by hiking the trails by Enos Lake and its nearby ponds. Walk up to the top of Notch Hill on the north side of Nanoose Harbour for the excellent views of the bay and estuary.

Sporting types may want to challenge themselves with a round or two at the Fairwinds Golf and Country Club. The course has a scenic setting with ocean and forest views and is open to players of all abilities.

Finish your day by dining on local fish specialties in a cozy restaurant or pub.

Nanoose Bay is situated between the towns of Nanaimo and Parksville and is less than a 30-minute drive from either of these locations.


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£59
Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

1-1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay
3.7
of 5, from 221 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Nanoose Bay, this beachfront resort is on the riverwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Craig Heritage Park and Museum, Parksville Visitor Centre, and Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Qualicum National Wildlife Area are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£59
Creekside Suites @ Pacific Shores

Creekside Suites @ Pacific Shores

1600 Strougler Road, Nanoose Bay
3.4
of 5, from 33 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Nanoose Bay, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Craig Heritage Park and Museum, Parksville Visitor Centre, and Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Qualicum National Wildlife Area are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Country Bay Manor, Private Ocean Front Bed & Breakfast on Shores of Nanoose Bay

Country Bay Manor, Private Ocean Front Bed & Breakfast on Shores of Nanoose Bay

2502 Blokker Rd, Nanoose Bay
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this historic vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Qualicum National Wildlife Area and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Fairwinds Golf Club. Arbutus Grove Provincial Park and Parksville Visitor Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Bright, Open, New, Modern, Rancher!

Bright, Open, New, Modern, Rancher!

1793 Stewart Rd, Nanoose Bay
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Qualicum National Wildlife Area and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Fairwinds Golf Club. Arbutus Grove Provincial Park and Craig Heritage Park and Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Oceanfront log Cabin With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain and Sunset Vistas

Oceanfront log Cabin With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain and Sunset Vistas

2221 The Jib, Nanoose Bay
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this romantic cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qualicum National Wildlife Area, Craig Heritage Park and Museum, and Parksville Visitor Centre. Arbutus Grove Provincial Park and Fairwinds Golf Club are also within 9 mi (15 km).

New Luxury Suite on Spectacular Sun Drenched Property

New Luxury Suite on Spectacular Sun Drenched Property

1381 Marina Way, Nanoose Bay
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qualicum National Wildlife Area, Craig Heritage Park and Museum, and Parksville Visitor Centre. Arbutus Grove Provincial Park and Fairwinds Golf Club are also within 9 mi (15 km).

£90
Coast Bastion Hotel

Coast Bastion Hotel

11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo
4.4
of 5, from 288 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Nanaimo, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bastion and Nanaimo Museum. Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£54
Days Inn Nanaimo

Days Inn Nanaimo

809 Island Hwy S, Nanaimo
3.6
of 5, from 281 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Nanaimo Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bastion and Vancouver Island University. Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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