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A World of Camping Pleasure Close to Nanaimo!
 
Westwood Lake Campgrounds is centrally located just 2 km off Highway 19, in a semi-rural area nestled on Mount Benson. It is close to Shopping, Parks, Golf Courses, Lakes and Beaches.

Nanaimo is connected with Vancouver and the mainland by ferries and Air. It is also a large port city on Vancouver Island, with every facility required to serve both the commercial and recreational needs.
Nanaimo is generally known as a gateway to the rest of Vancouver Island. Centrally located, scores of the island's best known destinations are easily within reach.

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Time and Driving Distances from Nanaimo
 
FROM
Tofino
Victoria
Duncan
Courtney/Comox
Port Alberni
Campbell River
Duke Point Ferry Terminal
Departure Bay Ferry
TIME
3hrs 15min
1hr 45min
45min
1hr 15min
1hr 15min
2hrs
15 mn
10 mn
KM
210
110
50
80
80
155
20
10
MILES
130
69
30
50
50
95
15
7

Transportation
 
BY SEA
If you're coming from Vancouver, take either the Tsawwassen ferry to Duke Point (just south of Nanaimo), or the Horseshoe Bay ferry to Departure Bay, near the downtown Nanaimo.

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BY AIR
Nanaimo's Regional Airport is about a 35-minute drive south of Westwood Lake Campgrounds. Comox's Airport is about 1.5 hour drive north.

Alternatively, enjoy the spectacular 20 minute flight from downtown Vancouver to Nanaimo by sea plane. Choose from regularly scheduled flights and land at the harbourfront.

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Nanaimo Airport
Kenmore Air
Harbour Air

BY LAND
From Victoria, Nanaimo is a quick hour-and-a-half drive north on the Trans Canada Highway #1. From Port Hardy, take the Island Highway south to Mud Bay where you connect to the new Inland Island Highway. The trip is between five and six hours. Westwood Lake Campgrounds is conveniently located just off Highways 19 (exit 18). Refer to Mapquest for street directions.

By train, let VIA Rail bring you to destination from downtown Victoria to downtown Nanaimo in approx. 2.5 hours. The Esquimalt and Nanaimo (E&N) Railway runs daily.

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ 2005 Choice Award
Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers ranked Vancouver Island as Top North American Island. Vancouver Island ranked first ahead of Nantucket, MA, and Kiawah, SC, in the North American Island category. This is the sixth consecutive year that Vancouver Island has received this honour.
 
Travel + Leisure Readers' 2005 Choice Award
Vancouver Island had been voted as the winner of the World's Best Award by Travel & Leisure Magazine for the best travel location, (North American catagory). Vancouver Island also ranks 3rd on the list of Top 10 Islands. Criteria included Natural Attractions, Activities and Sites, People and Value.

 
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