Discover Nanaimo's parks with the Golden Bucket contest


For a fourth year, the City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Environment department invites adventurous area residents to ‘Search for the Golden Bucket’.

This contest is a great opportunity for the community to rediscover some of Nanaimo’s wonderful parks and playgrounds. This year's contest starts June 1 and runs until August 31. Residents are encouraged to watch for clues posted on the City's Facebook page, Twitter feed, website and at recreation facilities.

Strategic Link: Search for the Golden Bucket Contest supports a recreation and leisure lifestyle as identified under the Cultural Vitality pillar.

Key Points

  • Weekly clues will be posted online and at recreation facilities on Wednesdays.
  • Once you find the bucket, answer the question located inside it.
  • Submit your answer to by the following Tuesday.
  • Correct answers are eligible to win weekly prizes.


"We're looking forward to another summer of fun exploration. Searching for the Golden Bucket is an fun reason to get out with your family, with a friend or on your own and explore some of the amazing parks and trails around the Nanaimo area. You may even learn something new about the parks in your area."

Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo


Deborah Beck
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

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