With the end of winter in sight, now’s the time to start planning weekend activities for things to do in Nanaimo. 

With plenty of beaches and natural, protected parks, Nanaimo residents look forward to spring every year as a time to get back to enjoying the many popular outdoor activities that are popular here. 

To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of 4 popular outdoor activities to do in Nanaimo this spring. 

View from Neck Point Park near Nanaimo real estate

1. Take a stroll through one of Nanaimo’s many parks

Nanaimo is a perfect place for nature lovers to enjoy the many great options for parks and open spaces to explore. 

One amazing option is Bowen Park, situated directly in the heart of Nanaimo. Here, residents can stroll past the many plants bursting with incredible smells and colours to enjoy while watching the baby geese happily splash through the pond in the nearby river.

Neck Point Park is another favourite for Nanaimo locals, with 36 acres of panoramic views of the water. Be sure to listen for the chorus of frogs in the wetlands near the park.

 View from Piper's Lagoon typical of Nanaimo townhouses and condos

2. Spend a day by the water

One of the most popular of the many options for Nanaimo beaches, Blueback Beach offers residents gorgeous scenery and a chance to explore the sand for the many sand dollars that wash up on the shores. Relax on the beach while sunbathing, swimming in the water and taking in the views from this classic Nanaimo beach. 
Piper's Lagoon (formerly known as Page Lagoon) is another massive popular Nanaimo waterfront area. Although it doesn't have sandy beaches like many Nanaimo beaches, Piper's Lagoon features plenty of open space areas (three football fields worth!) for physical activity as well as more rugged terrain to explore via the many trails that wind through this park. 

View of parkland typical of Nanaimo townhouses and condos

3. Play a game of pitch and putt

For those looking to spend a casual afternoon, a game of par three pitch and putt at Beban Park Golf Course is the perfect option to spend  a beautiful warm day with some friends.

This course is perfect for beginners as well as seasoned golfers looking to work on their short game — especially since the longest hole is only 90 meters away. Spread out over 11 holes, Beban Park Golf Course offers Nanaimo residents a perfect option for getting out into nature while having some fun.

4. Head to a local farmers' market

Island Roots Farmers' Market allows Nanaimo locals with an easy option to support their local farmers and boutiques by bringing them together all in one place!

Nanaimo residents love having the option to stroll around and browse the many various vendors with free parking nearby, as well as a playground to keep children entertained.

Island Roots Farmers' Market allows folks to grab fresh local produce, artisan items, baked goods and more while enjoying the beautiful city they live in. 


Looking to live close to the many options for things to do in this beautiful coastal city? Contact Carly Carey to find great options for Nanaimo townhomes and condos, as well as other property types. I'm your local Vancover Island expert!

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