Saratoga Speedway

Saratoga Speedway is a family entertainment facility, our aim is to provide good clean safe fun at a reasonable price to our audience and our participants. In addition to our Race Cars we also have Go-Karts, our own Ridable Monster Truck, and we also do Private Rentals.

2380 Macaulay Rd
PO Box 40
Black Creek, BC

NIC Youth Academy Summer Camps

NIC Youth Academy summer camps are returning for summer 2021, with a new line-up of camps for kids from 9-16.

The camps combine fun and hands-on learning in a variety of areas including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), health, language arts and more.

“Youth Academy camps are a great opportunity for students to explore their interests and develop new skills,” said Ali Sandholm, NIC youth & community outreach liaison. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the camps this year, with full health and safety plans in place to ensure the safety of all our students.”

Camps run through July and August from 9 am-3 pm Monday to Friday, and will be offered in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni and Tofino.

Full list of camp offerings:

  • NICBot Camp — Students learn how to build, program and control Lego EV3 Robots. (Comox Valley, July 5-9 and August 23-27; Campbell River, July 19-23 and August 16-20; Port Alberni, August 9-13; and Tofino, August 3-6).
  • NICBot Camp (Girls only) — Students will explore building, programming and controlling Lego EV3 Robots while connecting with other girls who share an interest in robotics. (Comox Valley, July 12-16; Campbell River, July 26-30).
  • Mad Scientist — Explore optics in physics, create reactions in chemistry, and navigate the wonders of life in biology. (Comox Valley, July 5-9 and August 9-13).
  • S.T.E.A.M Teens — Combines art with STEM to ignite students’ inner creativity. (Comox Valley, July 19-23).
  • CODE-Con — Learn popular coding languages and how to program creative digital projects. (Comox Valley, July 26-30).
  • Future Health Leaders — An interactive, four-day camp that explores professions in Health and Human Services. (Comox Valley, August 3-6).
  • Jr. Adventure Guides — Students learn the fundamentals of wilderness safety and survival, navigation and orienteering and take part in fun outdoor challenges. (Comox Valley, Aug 16-20).
  • French Language Camp — Prepare for high school this September with activities, games, and challenges – all in French. (Comox Valley, Aug 23-27).

For more information, including costs and registration information, visit www.nic.bc.ca/youth-academy.

SPRING OFFERINGS @ HOLLY HILL FARM

Petting Farm: Open every Sunday, our all weather Stable is set up in covid-friendly stations, to limit contact and increase quality time with our barnyard animals. From silly mini goats, to baby bunnies and chicks, horses, alpacas and more, it’s a great way to spend a Sunday!
Masks are required for all who can wear them.
Cash only. $8 per person, babies not walking are free. Booking required.
Booking: ‘one spot’ is good for one household.
Kids Farm Programs: to learn more visit our website @ https://hollyhillfarmcampbellriver.com/kids-farm-programs/
Spring Break Kids Camps: check out this link –> https://hollyhillfarmcampbellriver.com/about/camps/
Easter Extravaganza: Easter on the Farm is a beloved family tradition for Campbell Riverites. Spend 50 mins enjoying our barnyard, followed by an Easter egg hunt; the perfect covid-friendly way to celebrate Easter!
Easter on the Farm is suitable for people of all ages, not just kids!
Cost: $11 per person (only cash accepted upon entry)
Babies not walking are free.
Booking will commence March 1st. Stay tuned for details!

Campbell River Curling

Friday Social

league is open to any mixture of curlers. Young and old friends, family, co-workers, new curlers or any other combination of 4 or more players are all welcome in this social league. It’s never too late to try something new so if you are new to curling we’d be happy to find a team for you in this social league.

Click Here for our Website and any new updates

DRAW TIMES

For Fall 2020 it will be Friday’s at 6pm (2 hour ice time allotment) for 9 weeks.

  • All leagues start mid-October and are 9 weeks
  • Game Length / Duration Evening and Sunday Leagues will be given a 2 hour ice time allotment.  Games must end (this means rocks put away and players exiting the ice area) no later than 2 hours from the draw start time, regardless of what point you are at in your end or game.  A buzzer warning will be set at the 1 hour 45min mark.
  • Day time (50+) leagues will be given a 1 hour 45min ice time allotment, due to the back-to-back draw times.
  • Teams can register 4 or more players but only 3 players can curl each week and it is the responsibility of the team to organize
  • Spares must be registered players, preferably from the same league

Sunday Social

DRAW TIMES

For Fall 2020 it will be Sunday’s at 11am (2 hour ice time allotment) for 9 weeks.

Senior Centre

The centre is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00-3:00
Kitchen is open from 11-1:00

Covid Proticols in place. Click here for their website and all the most up to date times and events taking place.

Activities:

Cards:
Canasta Wed 1:00-3:00
Bid Eucher Fri 12:00-3:00

Exercise
Line Dancing Improver 10:00-11.30 Fridays (starting Oct 30th) 
Yoga – Please check with Seniors centre   

Billiards – Pool tables available Monday, Wed & Friday

Winter at Mount Washington

Our early season operations start December 4th, 2020 (weather dependant) on the Easy Acres terrain. The opening will include skiing on the Easy Acres zone for beginners, the Tube Park and areas of the Nordic cross-country skiing area. More terrain areas will open as snow conditions allow.

Click Here for all the latest at Mount Washington this winter!

Island Roots Market-Online

Nanaimo’s only Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market.

Farmers’ market online only until further notice

Location: Located at the Centennial Building at Beban Park

Time: Wednesdays, 2 to 6pm

Island Roots Market Co-op’s Online Store is open from

Wednesday at 6 pm to Sunday at Midnight.

To get the latest times and updates please visit their Website: Island Roots Winter Market 

VRKADE – Vega

Welcome to the greatest location of VRKADE! Boasting 10 bays and 6 more in the near future, we are located close to many amenities in central Nanaimo, BC and we are easily accessible by transit, foot, or vehicle. Our friendly staff is excited to host your staff, team, or birthday parties so call us today or book online! This is the biggest and best thing to happen to Nanaimo! We can’t wait for you to try it with us.

The ultimate escape room experience

In this VR escape game, teams of 2 or 4 players have up to 60 minutes to find a way out of the pyramid of Nebka in the world of Assassin’s Creed Origins. Players will live a larger-than-life adventure. An adventure that would be far too dangerous or just impossible to live in real life.

Click here for our Website and all the latest Info!

VRKADE – Vega
2-1585 Bowen Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9S 1G4
P: (250) 824-1345

Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn is a waterfront, full-service property that offers a private patio, overlooking the ocean in every room.

Fishing Packages at The Anchor Inn & Suites with Full Scale Fishing Adventures

These trips are fully customizable! Just let us know if you want to fish longer, spend another day or help you arrange any other activities.

Recommended dates of travel and best fishing: July 15 – September 15th

Click Here for all information and packages available.

Add on a Sunset Tour and/or add on a Wildlife Tour

Full Scale Fishing Adventures

.Click Here for all information and packages.

CUSTOM CHARTERS

Not sure about the charters we offer?We’ll accommodate any of your needs to make your fishing trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

100% LOCAL CANADIAN OWNED

We’re local Canadian owned and operated, and our expert salmon fishing guides are guaranteed to give you a 100% Canadian West Coast experience.

SCENIC ADVENTURES

More than just sport fishing. We offer full scale scenic tours to beautiful remote beaches and islands along the way from Campbell River

SouthEnd Farm Winery

We are OPEN for tastings, sales and picnics on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 4, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate appointments outside these times.  Please note that our Tasting Room has moved outside so dress accordingly and we have no bathroom at this time.

We are accepting e-mail orders with DELIVERY to Quadra, Campbell River & the Comox Valley ONLY, please 2 bottle minimum. FREE SHIPPING is available for more than 6 bottles within BC.

You can also buy our wines at both grocery stores on Quadra Island.

Visit our Website Here

Cheers, Ben & Jill

Holly Hills Farm

Holly Hill Farm is an interactive and vast petting farm located in the heart of Campbell River, on Canada’s beautiful Vancouver Island.

A cultural and agricultural hub of Campbell River  where family traditions are made, Holly Hill Farm is magic! Come join the fun at one of our community events, birthday partiesKid’s Camps, and educational Tot Farming Programs and After-School Programs.

Hours are sporadic so check out the lasted updates on our Facebook page here!

Click Here for their Webpage

Qualicum Magical History Tours

Learn about Qualicum’s fascinating history in one of two great walking tours. The Town Tour features our pioneers and the village’s heritage buildings. The Crown Tour highlights the early resorts, the history of the old QB Inn, golf course and Crown Mansion. Each tour takes about 90 minutes. Groups capped at 4 people. Tours run Wed to Sat. through summer and fall. $10 per person. To book call 604-754-4465, email beverly.brendon@gmail.com or book through website: qualicummagicalhistorytours.com

Island Hopping

Newcastle Island- Click Here

Marine Provincial Park, Nanaimo’s rustic outdoor gem offers 22km of Hiking and Biking trails, plus beaches and wildlife spotting. Accessed by a 10 minute ferry hop from the harbour. 778-762-3735

Gabriola Island- Click Here

is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia. Gabriola lies about 5km east of Nanaimo on Vancouver island, to which it is linked by a 20 minute ferry trip from Nanaimo harbour. 250-247-9332

Golf

Cottonwood Golf Course- Click Here

Cottonwood Golf Course completed construction of it’s first nine holes in 1995. The second nine holes were opened in 1998 completing the 18 hole course. Cottonwood was built by the Kaese Family in Nanaimo as a family run facility providing golf services, products, golf events, and golfing for families on Vancouver Island. (250) 245-5157. 1975 HASLAM ROAD – NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Nanaimo Golf Club- Click Here

Nanaimo Golf Club is a spectacular 18-hole par 72 semi-private course, with full practice facilities. 2800 Highland Blvd
Nanaimo BC. 250-758-2451

Winchelsea Golf Course- Click Here

Winchelsea hosts spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia and the Coastal Mountains of the mainland, Winchelsea View Golf Course is an attractive 18 hole course that offers something for all playing abilities. A friendly atmosphere, resonable green fee rates and convenient location (just north of Naniamo) have helped make it a popular facility for local golfers since it first opened for play in 1994.

Winchelsea has a mostly forgiving layout over its 4322 yards, which allows golfers a bit of latitude in the placement of their shots. Winchelsea’s contoured fairways challenge the golfer with deceptive slopes and strategically placed Hazards.

7655 Harby Road
Lantzville BC V0R 2H0

Kayaking and Canoeing

Wildheart Adventures- Click Here

Kayak with orca whales in Johnstone Strait, grey whales in Clayoquot Sound. Our tours feature gourmet camping cuisine, fun loving certified guides, premium kayaking and safety equipment. 1560 Brebber Rd, Nanaimo. 250-722-3683

Hike and Climb

Mount Benson- Click Here

Look out over Nanaimo to the Strait of Georgia and the mainland beyond or feast your eyes on the peaks of central Vancouver Island’s highland Mountains. Intermediate level, the trailhead is located on Benson View Rd (Off Kilpatrick rd, off Jingle Pot Rd, off Hwy 19).

Snorkeling with the seals

Shepherd Charters- Click Here

Provides all of the snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, boots, hood, gloves and wetsuit. You will need to first meet at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters to assemble your equipment before heading down to meet the boat and starting your adventure. 250-756-1863, 2205 Northfield Rd.

Fishing Charters

Reel time fishing charters is a premier salmon and halibut fishing charter. We specialize in offshore fishing adventures where our clients can relax, renew and reel in some of the best fighting best eating fish of the North Pacific. 250-667-6950. 2075 Mountain Vista Dr. Click Here

Sailing Tours

Island Marine Adventures Customized Sailing/ Motorized Catamaran Excursions. Ideal for Individuals, Couples, Family Celebrations, Private Charters, Sunset Cruises, Bridal showers, Staff Events, Celebrations of Life, etc. 1000 Stewart Ave, 250-714-5303.

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WildPlay Elements Parks

Intense adventures and elements.

19 Ziplines, 67 aerial games, 40ft Jump, 150ft bungy jump, 150ft giant swing.

Adventure Courses Click Here

ALL KINDS OF COOL OBSTACLES – UP HIGH IN THE SKY.

Way, way up above your head, there’s an obstacle course where we throw everything at you: log ladders, ziplines, cargo nets, rope swings, tightropes, swinging logs, wobbly bridges. Dozens of suspended surprises are up there, becoming more challenging the higher you get. But stick with it, you’ll learn as you go.

Sailing

Sailboat Night-

Dinghy Dock Pub, Local sail boaters gather in front of our little pub for some friendly time trails in the Nanaimo Harbour. Open to all sail boaters (Local and Visiting) and all spectators. Fun way to enjoy a meal while watching the beauty of wind-filled sails in Nanaimo’s Harbour as your backdrop. 8 pirates Lane, Nanaimo. Only way to the pub is by ferry or boat. 250-753-2373

 

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Cemetery Tours

Nanaimo Public Cemetery on Bowen Rd.

From a madam in Nanaimo’s Red Light District to a disgraced senator, some of Nanaimo’s most interesting stories are featured in this tour. Tour is approx 1.5 hrs. 250-753-1821

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Bike Rentals

Hub City Cycles Co-op-  Click Here

A bike shop in downtown Nanaimo that provides friendly service which meets the needs of the south end and downtown community. 250-591-2159. 12 Lois Lane, Nanaimo, BC.

Kayaking with Sealegs

Offers all your kayaking needs; rentals, tours and lessons. Located only 20 minutes south of Nanaimo, 100 Tristan de koninck Way. 250-245-4096

The best thing about our Vancouver Island Kayak Tours is that they are suitable for everyone. Kayaking is a fun, rewarding and environmentally responsible activity. Best of all, when you go on a tour with Sealegs, our guides will make sure you have the training you need to stay safe and enjoy your kayaking experience.

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Air tours

The Sunshine Coast plane is waiting to take you on a spectacular flight seeing adventure. Soar over stunning coastine, islands and the Sechelt Inlet experiencing the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery. You can expand your exploration to include glacier lakes, majestic waterfalls, and snow tipped mountains. 250-591-1810. 90 Front St, Nanaimo.

New to 2020 : Now offering a reduced rate for Locals to explore their own backyard !. Your scenic flight adventure will become a special memory to enjoy and share.Let us show you a new view of the beautiful place you call home!

100% LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED. BUY LOCAL. FLY LOCAL.
Josh Ramsay owner and operated of Sunshine Coast Air took over Tofino Air in Sechelt in 2015. Josh has been living and flying seaplanes on the Sunshine Coast for over 13 years with over 15,000 hours of flying experience.

Click Here for their Website

Jumping Jimmy’s Kidz zone

Welcome to Jumping Jiminy’s! Click Here

Featuring over 8000 square feet dedicated to family enjoyment, including a massive play structure, air hockey, foosball, toddler’s area, games room, climbing wall, bounce house, gift shop, 80 seat café, birthday party rooms and so much more! Visit us today KIDS LOVE IT!

#400 – 2980 Island Highway North Rock City Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5V4
Phone: 1-250-729-0999

Paintball

Vancouver Island Paintball Club- Click Here

4 fields, Jungle Forest Village and Speed ball. Recreation play in the village is a favourite! Reservation only. 250-756-6793.

 

Bird watching

Pipers Lagoon is an ideal bird watching retreat. Seagulls, sandpipers, horned grebes, loons, kingfishers, oyster catchers and great blue herons are just some of the varieties of bird life. Click Here

It’s also a great spot for beach combing year round and in the summer some hardy folks even swim here. On windy days bring your kite and watch it dance.

Partially wheelchair accessible. 250-756-5200, 3600 Place Rd

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