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Matthew's Guidebook

Matthew

Matthew's Guidebook

Craft beer pub
Open to families with kids before 7pm who wish to have a pint of craft beer and a snack either before or after a stroll along the sea wall.
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White Sails Brewing
125 Comox Rd
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North America’s only floating pub. Excellent views and good vib
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Dinghy Dock Pub
8 Pirates Ln
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North America’s only floating pub. Excellent views and good vib
Local pub along the water
Millers Pub
1840 Stewart Avenue
Local pub along the water
Local waterfront pub only 15 minute walk along the waterfront towards departure bay ferry terminal.
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Carlos O'Bryan's Neighbourhood Pub
1724 Stewart Ave
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Local waterfront pub only 15 minute walk along the waterfront towards departure bay ferry terminal.
A descent bar that has live bands almost daily. Just a short walk from here into the downtown core.
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The Queen's
34 Victoria Crescent
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A descent bar that has live bands almost daily. Just a short walk from here into the downtown core.
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Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
50 Anchor Way
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Walks
A beautiful sea wall that runs along the waterfront just steps from your door to many shops, pubs, restaurants etc.... There is a large playground for children at this park as well as basketball courts, public washroom facilities, and crab/fishing dock. You can even buy fresh caught fish and crab along the docks in the summer months.
Swaylana Lagoon
10 Comox Road
A beautiful sea wall that runs along the waterfront just steps from your door to many shops, pubs, restaurants etc.... There is a large playground for children at this park as well as basketball courts, public washroom facilities, and crab/fishing dock. You can even buy fresh caught fish and crab along the docks in the summer months.
Bowen park has many amenities such as swimming, horseshoe pits, 18 hole disc golf course, lawn bowling, as well as an extensive network of trails throughout this forested park. Only a ten minute walk away or 2 minute drive.
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Bowen Park
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Bowen park has many amenities such as swimming, horseshoe pits, 18 hole disc golf course, lawn bowling, as well as an extensive network of trails throughout this forested park. Only a ten minute walk away or 2 minute drive.
A beautiful island park right in front in the harbour. Kayaking, mountain biking, walk/hiking, picnic’s, and camping can be done on this beautiful island. A passenger ferry is available only a 5 minute walk away.
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Newcastle Island
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A beautiful island park right in front in the harbour. Kayaking, mountain biking, walk/hiking, picnic’s, and camping can be done on this beautiful island. A passenger ferry is available only a 5 minute walk away.
Beach’s
Departure bay is where one of the ferry terminals is located. It is also home to beach and forest trails here(hidden gem-a must see). There is also a portion of sea wall and large pebble/sand mix beach. Departure bay beach is a 5 minute drive or 40 min walk. Departure bay ferry terminal is a 2 minute drive or 20 minute walk
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Departure Bay
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Departure bay is where one of the ferry terminals is located. It is also home to beach and forest trails here(hidden gem-a must see). There is also a portion of sea wall and large pebble/sand mix beach. Departure bay beach is a 5 minute drive or 40 min walk. Departure bay ferry terminal is a 2 minute drive or 20 minute walk
Travel
For those who wish to travel to and from Vancouver quickly without long ferry trips and line ups. Cost effective way to travel. 5 minute drive away or 20 minute walk
Helijet
100 Port Way
For those who wish to travel to and from Vancouver quickly without long ferry trips and line ups. Cost effective way to travel. 5 minute drive away or 20 minute walk
Another method of travel to Victoria, Vancouver, Torino etc... vs using the bc ferries to avoid ferry line ups and longer travel times
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Harbour Air Seaplanes
90 Front St
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Another method of travel to Victoria, Vancouver, Torino etc... vs using the bc ferries to avoid ferry line ups and longer travel times
Vancouver islands main method of travel to and from the mainland. Expect lengthy delays on long weekends
Greyhound
Vancouver islands main method of travel to and from the mainland. Expect lengthy delays on long weekends
Entertainment
A great venue for live bands and various shows. Just a 5 minute walk away.
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Port Theatre
125 Front St
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A great venue for live bands and various shows. Just a 5 minute walk away.
Local swimming pool with gym facilities. A 5 minute drive or 25-30 minute walk
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Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
741 Third Street
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Local swimming pool with gym facilities. A 5 minute drive or 25-30 minute walk
For those who enjoy solving puzzles to escape.
Breakout Nanaimo Escape Rooms
321 Wallace St
For those who enjoy solving puzzles to escape.
For those that love a challenge or just a simple adrenaline rush. A must visit.
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WildPlay Element Parks, Nanaimo
35 Nanaimo River Rd
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For those that love a challenge or just a simple adrenaline rush. A must visit.
Food scene
Many shops and restaurants in this area worth checking out. Only a 10 minute walk away.
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Old City Quarter
281 Fraser St
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Many shops and restaurants in this area worth checking out. Only a 10 minute walk away.