Jack Point Trail, Nanaimo

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles.

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Jack Point is a 5.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels.

The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.


Biggs Point is the name of the park along one side of Duke Point, leading to Jack Point, the park that covers the tip of the peninsula. Everyone knows the Duke Point Ferry Terminal, the run to Tsawwassen in Vancouver.

YES all those names for the same place is confusing. Trail signage says Jack Point.

In fact, if you are ever having to wait for the ferry, hiking Jack Point would be an ideal nearby diversion.

This short trail is fascinating: arbutus trees, boardwalk, wooden staircases, weird and wild erosion, sand-stone caves, small light house. Plenty of wildlife.

Excellent views of the Nanaimo River estuary, dowtown Nanaimo, Protection Island and Gabriola Island.

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