Join us on a 2-3 hour walking tour of Newcastle Island. Learn the local history and culture of Newcastle Island, named one of Nanaimo’s gem’s.
A significant place utilized by the Snuneymuxw people for thousands of years and traditionally known as Saysutshun, Newcastle Island is a great escape from the busy urban center of Nanaimo just across the harbour. Alongside the strong First Nations presence and culture on the island, it is also home to many rich histories which include coal mining, a sandstone quarry, and herring salteries. Newcastle Island a must-see eco-tourism destination for those visiting Nanaimo.
We will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 12:30 pm each day at the cannons next to the Bastion where will will walk along Sway La Na Lagoon and hop on the “pickle boat.” This tour lasts approximately 2-3 hours, but you are welcome to stay on the Island longer and extend your time on this amazing Island.