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Jack Point and Biggs Park

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Description

The park's trail provides access to pristine beaches with excellent views of the Nanaimo River estuary, dowtown Nanaimo, Protection Island and Gabriola Island. Popular for wildlife viewing; bald eagles, sea-lions, seals and even harbour porpoises can be seen from the park. Jack Point is an amazing location to watch the sunset.

Most of the 32 acre park is natural and undeveloped with a trail leading from Biggs Park to Jack Point. The trail is mostly chips but there are some stairs and boardwalks over the bluffs. The loop from the parking lot to the tip of Jack point is 2.5 km. This parcel of parkland runs parallel to the Duke Point ferry highway connector.

Jack Point is named after Jack Doholt (1819-1905) who was a resident on the point for 40 years (he supplied Nanaimo with milk and hay). Jack Point used to be an island at high tide, but is now connected to Duke Point and Biggs Park. Biggs Park is named after John Biggs, a carpenter and miner who pre-empted the land after he completed his employment with HBC (excerpt from, "A Place in Time" by Jan Peterson).

Address

501 Duke Point Highway

Accessibility

Not Wheelchair Accessible

Activities

Map

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