UNIVERSITY DISTRICT PARKS
Colliery Dam Park
This park is one of Nanaimo’s most popular parks and a unique example of Nanaimo’s industrial past. This attraction would interest any individuals who were curious about Nanaimo’s coal mining past, as there used to be a productive coal mine in the area in 1912 and the park still houses the only coal tipple remaining on Vancouver Island. This park became an official provincial park in the 1970’s with about four hectares of space. Colliery Dam Park’s trail system runs around two manmade lakes and features off leash dog walking areas as well as many beautiful views.
This paved, multi-use trail runs along the Parkway Highway, providing access to many Nanaimo parks and amenities.
This neighborhood park features a new playground near a local creek.