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Nanaimo: Day Tripper

  

Overview

Nanaimo has it all. The second biggest city on Vancouver Island, and just minutes away from the virtually untouched wilderness, Nanaimo provides an easy starting point for a fun day of fishing. Fish right from the city shore while watching the ferries go by, or take a short boat ride to the waters around Five Finger or Gabriola Island and drop your line.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: East Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon
SEASONS:Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
CONDITIONS:Mostly protected waters, but can be choppy in the southeast or northwest. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.
ACCESSIBILITY:Approximately 2 hours north of Victoria on Highway 19. Direct Ferry from Horseshoe Bay, approximately 30 minutes north of Vancouver.
LENGTH:Half Day, Full Day
GUIDED:Self-Guided, Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$
TOURISM: Tourism Nanaimo  
SERVICES:Services and amenities are typical for a small, North American city.
EXPERIENCES:Sightseeing, shopping and dining in Nanaimo. Wildlife viewing including Orcas and Whales.
  

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