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Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

3.5 out of 5
1600 Strougler Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4/5Very Good! (317 reviews)

"Beautiful spot, large spacious room with full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room and deck."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2020

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Oceanfront log Cabin With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain and Sunset Vistas

Oceanfront log Cabin With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain and Sunset Vistas

2221 The Jib, Nanoose Bay, BC
4.8/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
First of many visits

"We had a lovely time at the cabin. It’s peaceful, charming and very well equipped. We will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2020

Oceanfront log Cabin With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain and Sunset Vistas
The Lagoon Suite at Inn The Estuary

The Lagoon Suite at Inn The Estuary

2991 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
5/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Fantastic property with amazing view in a quiet setting

"Our accommodation was spectacular with easy access, good parking, a beautiful setting and fantastic room. There is a lot to do within a half hour drive from beaches to old growth forests. The owner was so helpful and on site. There was everything we needed in the suite as well as top notch linens ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 31, 2020

The Lagoon Suite at Inn The Estuary
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Hostels and More in Nanoose Bay

You might not find many hostels in Nanoose Bay, but there are 20 accommodations to choose from, so you have a good number of other possibilities. With the budget-friendly options here, you can spend less on overnight costs and focus on exploring during your trip. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its sea views and beaches.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Nanoose Bay?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 51° F and nighttime temperatures average 32° F
  • April-June: 69° F is the daytime average and 37° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 74° F and nighttime averages are around 45° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 61° F during the day and 32° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.85 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Nanoose Bay?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might like these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
  • Parksville Beach
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Natural Features
  • Qualicum National Wildlife Area
  • Arbutus Grove Provincial Park
  • Top Bridge Community Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Craig Heritage Park and Museum
  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
  • Nanaimo Museum

Generally, Nanoose Bay is known for its:

  • Entertainment
  • Excursions
  • Beaches
  • Restaurants

How to Get to Nanoose Bay and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city center. Another option is Nanaimo, BC (YCD), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Nanoose Bay?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 38°F. Average annual precipitation for Nanoose Bay is 51 inches.
What is there to see and do in Nanoose Bay?
In general, Nanoose Bay is known for its: beaches and restaurants. Major attractions include Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Parksville Beach, and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Get out into nature with places like Qualicum National Wildlife Area, Arbutus Grove Provincial Park, and Parksville Community Park. Cultural attractions include Nanaimo Museum, Craig Heritage Park and Museum, and Village Theater.
What's the best way to get to and around Nanoose Bay while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Nanoose Bay on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Nanaimo, BC (YCD), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city center. An alternative is Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) away.

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