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Long Lake Waterfront Bed & Breakfast
240 Ferntree Place
Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5M1, Canada
(877) 758-5010 | (250) 758-5010

Vancouver Island activities to enjoy...

To help you plan your stay with us at Long Lake Waterfront Bed and Breakfast, we've listed a few links for some local activities. Enjoy a round of golf at one of many local courses (a number of which hold world-class tournaments). Try our world famous sport fishing in Nanaimo's coastal waters or in our local rivers.

For the more adventurous traveler...Nanaimo offers activities you'll never forget, like Wild Play Element Parks. Or, for a more relaxed, but no less adventurous experience, there's kayaking or spelunking, (cave exploration).

Nanaimo is also adjacent to the best underwater scenery in Canada as well as a newly sunken artificial reef which is attracting dive enthusiasts from around the world. One of the many dive shops and charter diving operations can be contacted for rentals, sales and instruction.

Check out this link for  Harbour Living events for activies in Nanaimo Vancouver Island.

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Vancouver Island Whale Watching an Unforgettable Adventure...


Are you ready for awe-inspiring whale watching memories from Vancouver Island? Ocean EcoVentures' quality whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay .  Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise as well as a myriad of marine birds on your whale watching eco tour.

A small, owner-operated family business, Ocean EcoVentures is committed to providing you with an intimate and informative whale watching tour.

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Enjoy some of the best Salmon fishing in the world. Fish for Coho, Sockeye, Pink, Chum and, of course, the prized Chinook Salmon. You can even catch all five species in a single day. Relax and explore the beauty of Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands. We offer local harbour tours, short excursions into the Gulf Islands and full day tours.

WildPlay Nanaimo

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“A short drive into the natural Nanaimo wilderness, people are taking “primal fun & games” to a higher level.

Alongside the Nanaimo River, the 17-acre WildPlay Element Parks features a famous trestle-inspired bridge where guests launch 150-foot Bungy Jumps and Primal Swings toward the rushing river below. Gentler (but no less challenging) Elements include a DragonFLY Zip Lines flight from the tall canyon edges, and the very first Monkido® Aerial Adventure Courses in Canada!

WildPlay Element Parks in Nanaimo has a rich history of outdoor recreation and entertainment loved by adults, teens, and kids of various adventure levels and abilities. Stop by with a friend or group to unleash testing your courage and climb, swing, jump, and zip amid screams of laughter.

Access requirements apply. Visit www.WildPlay.com for Element and Park information and videos.

Golf on Vancouver Island

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  • Nanaimo Golf Club - 18 holes 1-250-758-6332
  • Fairwinds at Schooner Cove (Nanoose) 1-250-468-7666
  • Morningstar, Parksville - 18 holes 1-250-248-8161
  • Eaglecrest, Qualicum - 18 holes 1-800-567-1320
  • Glengary, Qualicum - 18 holes 1-250-752-8786
  • Winchelsea View - 18 holes 1-250-390-3934

Bathtub Races in Nanaimo BC

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Four full days of fun and activities for the young, old and in between, family oriented and held in Nanaimo, the Sun-porch of Canada, the Jewel of the West and the Bathtub Racing Capital of the World, during the always sunny month of July each year. More Info...

Birding and Birdwatching in Nanaimo/ Parksville area

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The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk  is on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. Participants meet at the Parksville Visitor Centre at Highway 19A and Northwest Bay Road in Parksville at 9:00 A.M. Rain and/or heavy winds will deter us--but we will plan a walk for every week. Everyone is welcome to bring their binoculars and join us for a morning of birding. For the weekly location of the birdwalk, please call Neil Robins at (250) 954-1928 or The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 1-888-249-4145. More Info...

Kayaking

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Spend an enjoyable day paddling around our coastline experiencing Vancouver Island's rich wildlife. No previous kayaking experience required. More Info...

Mountain Biking

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This trail is within the city of Nanaimo. The Ultimate Abyss takes its name from a huge fissure in the volcanic rock making up the ridge on which the trail travels. High above the Harewood Plains, the trail repeatedly crosses over this 10-20 cm (8-11 inches) opening. Mixing a high level of technical challenge with some exquisite views, this 4.72 km (2.83 miles) one-way ride offers equal potential as a quiet hike. More info...

Diving on Vancouver Island

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Several diving shops offer excursions and lessons along our Shoreline and Gabriola Pass. This area is among the two most highly rated diving areas in the country.  Rent diving gear, classes , tours etc  more info

Sink or Swim Scuba and Water Sports

We teach you with what you will use when you dive on your own.

We have the highest PADI professional/student ratio in town! You will always be looked after above and underwater for your comfort and safety during our confined open water classes and during the ocean dives.
Our PADI Instructors and PADI Dive masters are experienced and passionate about diving. Above everything they are divers who love diving!
We have the highest PADI professional/student ratio in town! You will always be looked after above and underwater for your comfort and safety during our confined open water classes and during the ocean dives.
We have received several “Certificates of Recognition for Excellence Awards” for customer satisfaction comments! We love recreational diving and we show it. The Undersea Journal – a publication for professionals in the scuba industry, has published letters or recognition to our shop four times in the past year. We’ve won the Chamber of Commerce Sterling Award for Customer Service Business Excellence and we were finalists in the Business Excellence Awards for Vancouver Island.

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