Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Popular Nanaimo Swimming Holes

 Long Lake just north of Country Club Mall
 Westwood Lake off Jinglepot Rd. the only Lifeguard protected Nanaimo lake
Colliery Dams Park in Harewood ... everyone's heard about this spot

If you are looking to beat our current heat wave and paying to swim, or saltwater or chlorinated water is not your thing there are several popular freshwater swimming holes to choose from.

Long Lake on the Island Highway North, just past Country Club Mall is a popular spot and the lake also allows power boats for some high speed on the water fun. This lake is also popular with local fishermen looking to land a trout for supper.

Westwood Lake off of Jinglepot Rd. is the most popular freshwater, summertime swimming hole in Nanaimo. It is the only lake which offers lifeguard protection over the summer. There is also a food concession available. This is also a popular fishing lake which is stocked with rainbow trout.

Colliery Dams Park (everyone has heard about this spot) offers refreshing cooling off options. The only downside, is that the lake does not have any safe wading area for the young, non-swimmers. It is also a stocked trout lake as well as the lake behind the middle dam.


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