Great Location


Nanoose Bay is located on a peninsula on east side of Vancouver island just north of Nanaimo and south of Parksville. Our guest house is nestled in the woods yet only a 5 min drive to the beach where there are clam digging, numerous water sport activities and fishing available.

The area is known for its many pristine hiking and mountain biking trails (for all levels of fitness) many that include beautiful waterfalls and ocean views.                             


The nearest large shopping complex is only 10 mins away and includes movie theatres plus a wide variety of restaurants.  Also within a 10 minutes radius is the world class Fairwinds golfing resort and marina. A 15 min drive takes you to Parksville, which boasts a number of tourist attractions for families, including Coombs marketplace.  Horseback riding is only a few mins away from our guest house. Take a day trip to BC’s capital city,Victoria, which is approx 2 hours away.

For those of a more adventurous spirit there is the world famous Horne Lake caves for spelunking. Try bungee-jumping, zip lining or high ropes at Wild Play in Nanaimo.  

Explore Long Beach and Tofino a few hours away on the west coast where Canadian surfers ride the waves! In the summer, try world class mountain biking at Mount Washington which is just over an hour away. In the winter, Mount Washington has Nordic and alpine skiing, snow shoeing and tubing.

For adventurous paddlers we recommend the following companies for full day long distance excursions: 

Adventuress Sea Kayaking 

Alberni Outpost