December 18, 2007 | Tips from Travellers >
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Nanaimo is full of surprises, from the urban energy to the green spaces throughout the City. The other day I re-discovered Morrell Sanctuary in Nanaimo (just off Nanaimo Lakes Road). It is a privately managed 200 plus hectare nature sanctuary maintained by wonderful volunteers.
The well maintained trails meander through lush forests, past lakes, ponds, and some of the best look out points over the rest of the City. There is even a wheelchair accessible loop trail, which is great for strollers too!
This is a magical place, with a different face for every season. It is a little piece of what makes BC such an amazing place- space, serenity, nature up close, and wonderful people making sure it stays that way for everyone to enjoy. I recommend a walk through the woods in Nanaimo to anybody- visitor or local alike! It would make for a great place to stretch your legs if you are just passing through town or a great spot for an afternoon exploration for folks visiting the Harbour City.