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.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT

WEATHER
WEATHER

Mon, Dec 10

9°C

 

Tue, Dec 11

10°C

 

Wed, Dec 12

8°C

 

Thu, Dec 13

9°C

 

Fri, Dec 14

9°C

LUNAR
Wind

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this afternoon except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point.

Tides

Low: 08:01

High: 13:45

Low: 20:49

High: 03:37

*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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