Cable Bay Trail
This park trail is a must-see for any Island explorer, featuring fantastic ocean views. Gabriola Island and Mudge Island are also easily accessible from this area.
Hemer Provincial Park
This park is located on Holden Lake, south of Nanaimo. This forested park is popular with local residents who come to explore the extensive trail system and the marsh area, which is also a favorite destination for bird watchers.
Nanaimo River Regional Park
This park features a developed network of trails through the forest and along the river, including many opportunities for walkers, cyclists and swimmers. Part of the southern area of the park is also reserved as a wildlife habitat.