Premier Listings for Hemer Provincial Park

Hemer Provincial Park (93 hectares) is located on Holden Lake, southeast of Nanaimo.

This charming park was a gift from John and Violet Hemer to the province of British Columbia.

As much as the ocean dominates the landscape near Nanaimo, there are several freshwater lakes where paddlers will find serenity in a rural setting.

You can put in at Hemer Provincial Park on Holden Lake or at nearby Quennell Lake. Holden’s shape is rather straightforward, with only one major bay. Quennel is nothing but bays. The action at both is a good excuse for some paddling and perhaps cutthroat trout fishing.

A short network of forested trails leads through the woods from the parking lot at Hemer Provincial Park to the west side of Holden Lake.

This park is a popular bird watching area. A viewing platform over the marsh, approximately 1 km from the parking lot, provides the opportunity to observe various types of ducks, Trumpeter swans, Bald eagles and turkey vultures, as well as beavers.

Facilities are limited to a picnic area and pit toilets.

Hemer Provincial Park is located near Nanaimo on Southern Vancouver Island. Follow the signs a short distance east from Hwy 1 to reach the park. A backroad leads south of Holden Lake to Quennel Lake near Yellow Point in Nanaimo.

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Best Western Northgate Inn Nanaimo Hotel
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Practicar Nanaimo
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Inn of the Sea Beautiful Waterfront Getaway
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We are located right on the ocean at Inn of the Sea on beautiful Yellow Point, 20 minutes south of Nanaimo and 90 minutes north of Victoria. A privately owned 2 bedroom self-contained townhouse. A quiet, peaceful waterfront getaway with fireplace, canoe, outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court and free high speed internet.

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Long Lake Waterfront B&B
240 Ferntree Place Nanaimo BC V9T 5M1 Home Phone: 250-758-5010Home Fax: 250-758-2115Work Phone: 1-877-758-5010Visit Website

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Long Lake Waterfront B&B offers self-contained, luxurious bed and breakfast suites on beautiful Long Lake in Nanaimo, a destination spot at which to relax and have waterfront fun, or use as a base for day trips and and activities on Vancouver Island. Enjoy the experience of staying at a B&B that creates wonderful memories and offers exemplary customer service. Each suite has a view of Long Lake, with air conditioning, fridge and ensuite with shower and/or Jacuzzi.

Vancouver Island’s harbour city of Nanaimo is a bustling active place with over 200 parks, a 5-km Harbourside Walkway, world-class diving and kayaking, and bird watching with over 250 local species.

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Seaside Getaway at Inn of the Sea
Inn of the Sea Resort 3600 Yellow Point Road Yellow Point BC V8Y 1S1 Home Phone: 1-778-426-4002Visit Website

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Privately owned, newly renovated, water view condo and studio suite at Inn of the Sea Resort, located on 3.5 acres of stunning ocean front property in the tranquil and picturesque countryside of Yellow Point near Ladysmith, south of Nanaimo. Amenities include a Hot Tub, seasonal heated pool overlooking the ocean, all-weather tennis court, coin-operated laundry, and deep-water dock. Awake to the call of loons, eagles and sea birds, with breathtaking views of the Gulf Islands. Country living at the seaside with easy access to Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver.

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