There’s so much you can do around Nanaimo Lakes. You could spend weeks exploring. There are 4 campsites on First lake, fishing on First, Second and Fourth, beautiful spots to swim on the river and epic views to hike on the surrounding hills.
The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) sections on Vancouver Island offer so much variety. I’m always keen on new trails that are different than anything I’ve experienced before. Yes, most of the sections around Nanaimo are still dirt single track with trees around. Most trails… Read More »Extension Ridge from Extension Road, Nanaimo [Trip Report]
I had one section left to complete the Spruston Road to Christie Falls portion of the Trans Canada Trail near Nanaimo. Naturally I’m a list checker offer and hiking all the portions of a large trail is just a big checklist so I had to… Read More »Trans Canada Trail: Haslam Creek to Christie Falls
I love going for hikes. I love just wandering around in the bush aimlessly taking in the sights, smells, and sounds. Sometimes when I go for a hike though, I really feel like I need to get somewhere, to see something, to attain a goal.… Read More »Hike in Nanaimo: Haslam Creek Trail
When I first looked for adventures in the Nanaimo Lakes area, I was only after some easy hikes I could peruse during the summer months. After discovering there is a wealth of fantastic places to climb, hike, mountain bike and kayak in the area, I’ve… Read More »Green Mountain on a Blue Bird Day
Ahh, the elusive Mount De Cosmos.A couple weeks ago fellow adventurer Ryan and I headed out to the Nanaimo Lakes area to attempt to stuff the peak that is Mount De Cosmos in our growing bag of summits.I was very apprehensive about this trip for… Read More »Summiting Mount De Cosmos
My goal is to make this an awesome and exhaustive list of the rad outdoor shops in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island. If you notice any that are missing, comment or email and I’ll add them to the list right away! And away we go….… Read More »Outdoor Stores in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island