Famous for its varied landscapes and more than two dozen parks, the city of Nanaimo boasts one of the prettiest waterfronts in Canada, conveniently located to serve as a home base for exploring Vancouver Island. Your 3 day visit will include visits to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Center, a hike at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Goats on the Roof at the Old Country Market, a guided city tour to learn about the history of Vancouver Islands’ first European settlement who came here for fur trading and then coal mining, a visit to the BC Forest Discovery Center where you will step back in time visiting the Heritage logging camp, and Kinsol Trestle to see one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world! Take the ferry to Saysutshun Newcastle Island where an experienced Snuneymuxw guide will introduce you to the Snuneymuxw First Nation sacred village sites, traditions, and cultural history of Saysutshun. Depart the Island or extend your trip and visit Victoria to continue learning about the diverse historical, architectural, and multicultural makeup that comes from being the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest.
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North Island Wildlife Recovery Center | Englishman River Falls Provincial Park | Goats on the Roof at the Old Country Market | a guided city tour of Nanaimo | BC Forest Discovery Center | Kinsol Trestle | ferry to Saysutshun Newcastle Island and guided tour
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