SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
Hammond Bayside Bed
and Breakfast is located in the heart of sports and
sporting activities on Vancouver Island. Below is just
a selection of things to do for active minded guests.
BEACHES / OUTDOOR SWIMMING / Sun and Sand!
COLLIERY DAM PARK WAKESIAH &
DIVER LAKE PARK BLACK FRANK DRIVE
KINSMEN PARK DEPARTURE BAY RD
LOUDON PARK & WALKWAY VICTORIA
MAFFEO SUTTON PARK ARENA ST
McGREGOR PARK FRONT ST
MORNINGSIDE PARK MORNINGSIDE DR
PIPERS LAGOON PARK PLACE RD
SWY-A-LANA LAGOON FRONT ST
WESTWOOD LAKE PARK WESTWOOD RD
BICYCLES - RETAIL / REPAIR
Mountain Bike Trails, the Parkway Trail and Country
Roads await you.
BASTION CYCLE AND SKI - 4196 Departure Bay - 758-2453
HANK'S CYCLE SHOP 14-2220 Bowen - 758-1344
ISLANDHOPPER MARINE TOURS - 1958 ZORKIN Rd. 753-6122
BRECHIN LANES - 1870 East Wellington Road - 753-2341
Take a leap on faith and experience the thrill of Bungy
Jumping at the world's first and only specially designed
Bungy jumping Bridge over Nanaimo River!
It's just a short drive - about 15 kms south of Nanaimo.
Nanaimo has a sunken tug to explore in Departure Bay
and two sunken naval ships near Snake Island. Even if
you're not a diver, you can snorkel with the seals near
Snake Island. Dive charter companies will take you there.
THE DIVE OUTFITTERS - 2205 NORTHFIELD RD. 756-1863
SUNDOWN DIVING - 22 Esplanade 753-1880
GULF ISLAND DIVE CHARTERS LTD. 478 Machleary St. 729-6275
FISHING - SPORT
Ocean Expeditions along our coastline give you a "gone
fishing " day!
SEALAND TACKLE - 1840 STEWART - 754-1432
BRANDYWINE CHARTERS - LANTZVILLE - 390-0752
Or try your hand at catching CRAB!
Hammond Bayside Suites B+B offer to loan you a crab
trap, which you can use off the dock @ Swy-a-lana Lagoon
or right in Hammond Bay! (Check the Fishing Regulations
re Crab sizes and types before you leave…) If
all fails, Margaret's Fish Boat (sells freshly caught
seafood) at Fisherman's Dock (Inner Harbor) She just
may have a good substitute for the ones that got away.
Hammond Bayside Suites B+B have a few reasonable Golf
Club sets with pull carts to rent to our guests. Championship
Courses with breathtaking scenery are ever so close
NANAIMO GOLF CLUB - 18 holes 1-250--758-6332
FAIRWINDS at Schooner Cove (Nanoose) 18 holes 1-250
MORNINGSTAR (Parksville) 18 holes 1-250 - 1-250-248-8161
EAGLECREST - (Qualicum) 18 holes 1-800 - 567-1320
GLENGARY - (Qualicum) 18 holes 1-250-752-8786
WINCHELSEA VIEW - (Lanzville) 18 holes - 1-250-390-3934
Nearby: Two Courses that are a tad Easier, Refreshing
and Relaxing. Excellent for Seniors, Beginners, Intermediate
Players. Great scenery!
PRYDE VISTA - (Nanaimo) - 9 holes / well maintained
- 1-250 - 753-6188
ARROWSMITH - (Qualicum) - 1-250 - 752-9727
And for the Children's Pleasure - Nanaimo Bowen Park
Pitch and Putt, Parksville Minigolf, Rathtrevor - Mini
Golf, Nanaimo Cyber City - minigolf.
HIKING TRAILS / WALKING Parks
NECK POINT MARINE PARK- .5 Km from here
PIPER'S LAGOON PARK - .5 Km from here
BOWEN PARK - COMOX ROAD
WESTWOOD LAKE MOUNTAIN TRAIL - 6.5 kms at the foot
of Mt. Benson
HEMER PARK / Roberts Memorial Prov. Park, Blue Heron
Park - CEDAR
CABLE BAY TRAIL AND PARK - CEDAR (near Pulp Mill area)
(See migrating sea lions Oct to April)
JACK'S POINT / BIGGS PARK - Excellent views of Nanaimo
NANAIMO PARKWAY TRAIL - walk, run, bike, skate!
E&N TRAIL - Walkers, runners, rollerbladers, bikers,
SWY-A-LANA INNER HARBOUR AREA
Enjoy leisurely trail rides through the lush forests
and mountainsides. Or you can enjoy the huge new indoor
arena at Arbutus Meadows 1-250- 468-2345
INDOOR SWIMMING POOLS / GYMS
BEBAN PARK RECREATIONAL CENTER - Parks and Rec
AQUATIC CENTER - Wakesiah Ave. (wave pool / waterslide
/ gym / hot tubs++)
BOWEN PARK Outdoor Pool - Summer Time only.
KAYAKING / CANOING rentals
THE KAYAK SHACK - Zorkin Road - 753-3234 www.thekayakshack.com
ADVENTURES SEA KAYAKING - 755-6702 www.adventures.com
ADVENTURES WILD HEART (Cedar) - 1-250-722-3683 www.kayakbc.com
ROMPER ROOM INDOOR CLIMBING CENTER - 4385-b BOWEN
DR. 751-7625 - great fun for the children or the young
SKIING - DOWNHILL / CROSS COUNTRY
/ Snow boarding / Snow Tubing / Snow Mobiling
MOUNT WASHINGTON Resort - a short
1.5 hour drive northward is well known for its great
snow slopes and amenities. Good Parking with Shuttle
service is available from its base to the lodge. There
is also a bus shuttle service from Nanaimo to the mount.
Equipment Rentals. Restaurants+++ Great for a day trip
when the snow flies. ** Mt Washington is the premier
resort on Vancouver Island, located in the Comox Valley
west of Courtenay. The snow here is often deeper than
anywhere else in British Columbia, and occasionally
deeper than anywhere else in the world!
MOUNT CAIN and area - about a 1.75
hours drive northward. Nice slopes, smaller ski area
than Mt. Washington, but has other advantages it is
located in Mt. Cain Regional Park, off Highway 19 north
of Campbell River, and is run by the non-profit Mt.
Cain Alpine Park Society. It is Vancouver Island's only
community owned and operated ski and snowboard facility,
with plenty of enjoyable and challenging runs.
WESTWOOD RACQUET CLUB - 1-250-753-2866
PUBLIC COURTS - (NEARBY and Free of Charge) See locations
Hammond Bay Morningside - Morningside Rd.- 3 blocks
Departure Bay Centennial Windgrove Street -near beach
Beban Park - Bowen Road - Rec Center
Bowen Park - Comox Road near Wakesiah Road intersection.
Right in front of Hammond Bayside Suites on the east
side of the Shack Islands, good winds, good waves, and
adventure! Did you bring your board? Check for local