Pipers Lagoon Park
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Farms & Markets

Fresh produce

Many farms and orchards are located just outside Nanaimo.

Named for the thick stands of Western Red Cedar that still cover large tracts of the area, Cedar is a rural community some 9km/6mi south of Nanaimo off the Trans Canada Highway (#1). 

A loop driving tour of the area along Cedar and Yellow Point roads encompasses farms, galleries, studios and a corn maze. The tour is mapped out in the Cedar & Yellow Point Artisans' Guide, available at the Visitor Centre.

Fruit Farms

Yellow Point Cranberries (4532 Yellow Point Road) is open for tours year-round (Wednesday-Saturday). Its on-site store offers 20 varieties of jams, jellies, chutneys and salsas. One treat among many: Cranberry Lemon Liqueur with rosehips. Best time for a visit is during the fall harvest, when the fields are bright red with fruit.

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