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Exceptional urban park

Although this urban park isn't in the league of Central Park or Stanley Park, it is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Nanaimo, Canada
Bowen Park

Centrally located city park. Lots of grass and trails to roam or lay and read a book or visit with... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Nanaimo, Canada
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“tennis courts”(7 reviews)
“frisbee golf”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1Z7, Canada
+1 250-756-5200
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Although this urban park isn't in the league of Central Park or Stanley Park, it is a wonderful expanse of lush rainforest greenery right next door to downtown Nanaimo. There are ample sporting grounds, lots of leafy trails, and many more natural attractions. I would...More

Thank metaungulate
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Centrally located city park. Lots of grass and trails to roam or lay and read a book or visit with friends or watch the lawnbowlers. The Northern side of the park borders the Millstream river which is nice to stroll along or find a place...More

1  Thank cranberryhill2018
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Nice and tranquil place to walk around right in the middle of Nanaimo. You would never know that you are right in the middle of the city. The rapids, waterfalls and duck ponds are just some of the features that are both pleasant to the...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This place has an awesome duck pond. When the weather has been rainy, I like walking along the river, in the summer it is too tame for my liking. This is a great place to see different birds.

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a large park in the middle of the city that offers something for everyone. The Rhododendron Grove is not to be missed when they are in flower; there is a stream and waterfall running through the park and a duck pond where kids...More

Thank TiaHawkins
Reviewed 11 November 2017

What a lovely walk on a fall day. The leaves were fabulous. I enjoyed the trails, there is a duck pond and fountains. There are waterfalls too which were beautiful.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great area to go jogging or just take a leisure walk. I was amazed at the size of the park and the variety of the terrain for a park located in the midst of the city. Lots of family with small children yet you can...More

Thank Oscar B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Bowen Park is a very large centrally located expanse of land in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. There are many recreational buildings on the property, including a pool. The Millstone River runs through the entire park. A lovely waterfall is located close to a convenient...More

1  Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Do the loop and enjoy the sights and sounds in the middle to town. We spotted many different birds as we had a Birdwatcher with us and feasted on Blackberries along the route. It is a tranquil place to stroll or take a quick walk...More

Thank Lou B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Went for a walk on a hunt for the waterfall; having read online that it was beautiful. Sadly due to the hot summer it was rather less interesting. Large park with clear paths.

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