Looking to get outdoors during your visit? Nanaimo contains a staggering 880 hectares of parks and 170 kilometres of trails to explore when visiting the area. These include waterfront walks along the ocean or locations that include Gallows Point, Westwood Lake and many others. There is an outdoor location in Nanaimo that will appeal to any group!
Nanaimo’s proximity to surrounding cities and towns offers unparalleled options for day trips to nearby areas such as Sugarloaf Mountain Park, Mount Benson, Pipers Lagoon and Newcastle Island. Those looking for even more adventure can travel a half-hour to an hour north to experience majestic old growth rainforests at Cathedral Grove and trails of nearby Little Qualicum Falls.
The pristine beaches in the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach are perfect for sunny afternoons, while Englishman River Falls provides several spots to enjoy an afternoon by the river and cool down with a swim, well as spectacular waterfalls to view throughout the area’s trails. Located just outside of Parksville is Coombs, home to the famous Goats on the Roof market. Coombs contains an eclectic mix of small shops and is another must-see destination when one is in the area.
Journada Excursions prides itself on making your experience the best it can possibly be. We can arrange pick-up of your party and all your luggage including strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs from any of the land airports, water aerodromes, heliports, trains, ferries or cruise ships that come into Vancouver and Vancouver Island from Port Hardy and south to Victoria. Please visit our website for a complete list of pick-up locations across Vancouver Island.
Upon arrival, you will be equipped with a vehicle from our Audi fleet—our latest SUV is a seven seat, 2019 Audi Q7. Each passenger is provided with an Apple iPad Pro tablet, with blue tooth headphones for your entertainment and information with our self-paced tour app (multi-lingual). On board is a Garmin inReach Explorer Plus satellite messaging device with GPS for emergencies.
Carrying extra luggage? We provide a trailer to accommodate large items that also houses emergency food and supplies.
Experience Nanaimo and surrounding areas such as Parksville, Qualicum Beach or Englishman River with a stress free trip that caters to you and your party’s interests. Journada Excursions provides your group with everything you need for that special trip or weekend away without the hassle and anxieties associated with a traditional getaway. Our team will make sure you are outfitted with everything you need to enjoy Nanaimo and its amenities from pick-up (wherever on Vancouver Island that may be) to your transportation once you arrive. Nanaimo’s wide array of amenities are perfect for excursion of any kind, whether it be with friends or family. Contact Journada Excursions to fine-tune your perfect Nanaimo tour and let us take the burden of planning and stress off of your shoulders.