Getting Here

By Bike
By Public Transit
By Land

Town and Country

From Departure Bay to Neck Point Park and Saysutshun Island there are many places to stop along the ocean’s edge, or venture inland to one of many parks and trails with an abundance of unique birding opportunities.

Nanaimo River Estuary
 Birding
Anna-ShayneKaye-1 - BC Bird Trail
Anna's Hummingbird by Shayne Kaye
 Cafe
 Food
 Visitor Centre

Parks and Recreation

Stretching North along the Island Highway, Nanaimo’s local parks welcome birders of all backgrounds to slow down, and enjoy the scenery.

Buttertubs Marsh Park - Nanaimo - Central Vancouver Island - BC Bird Trail
Buttertubs Marsh
 Birding
Newcastle Island by Nancy Shields
 Cafe
 Food
 Shopping

Eating Well in the Harbour City

We all get peckish after a day, or two, or three, of exploring Super, Natural British Columbia. Thankfully, Nanaimo’s growing farm-to-table food scene has plenty of options that cater to any taste.

Gabriel’s Café
 Cafe
 Food
Least Sandpiper by Shayne Kaye
 Accommodations

Explore More

Guided Bird Walks hosted by The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store

Leaves the Birdstore at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings