Sugarloaf Mountain in Nanaimo
One of the greatest delights of living in Nanaimo, are the views! I am awestruck regularly by the panoramic views I encounter, as I move around the city.
Today I took a small hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. When you reach the top of the mountain you have the option of viewing almost every part of the city as you rotate yourself around. From one angle you can view the lovely Departure Bay homes which dot the surrounding hills. From another you can look down the narrow inlet between Newcastle Island and the marine area of Nanaimo toward the downtown high rises. These views are all stunning! However, the view that impresses me the most is looking out the exit of Departure Bay at Gabriola Island and beyond.
If you want to get a feel for Nanaimo and only have a short time to do it in; I would recommend a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. Don’t forget to bring your camera.