Trail Etiquette

Feb 05, 2015

Nanaimo has a great number of trails to enjoy from the Cable Bay Trail in the South to the trails in Linley Valley Park in the North to the Parkway Trail that connects the North and South. When venturing out on one of the many trails in Nanaimo, there are a few things to remember.   


No Smoking: Nanaimo’s public spaces - including City-owned trails and parks – are smoke free.

Keep Right: Just like driving, pass on the left. Make someone’s day by saying "Hello" when passing them.

Clean Up After Rover: Bring a doggie bag, clean up after your pooch and put used doggie bags in the garbage cans provided.

Leashes Rule: Please keep your dog on a short leash when passing other trail users.


Headphones: You may be feeling “more connected than unlimited wifi” when you’ve got your headphones on but be aware of your surroundings especially when on multi-use trails.

Be Aware: Be aware of your surroundings, especially on multi-use trails, and take care to be respectful of others around you.

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Pack it Out: Help us keep trails and parks beautiful by packing out your trash.

Feeding is Foul: Please do not feed wildlife. They are able to survive on their own and feeding wildlife can actually encourage overcrowding and disease.

Alcohol: Keep the booze at home, the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in public-owned spaces.

Always remember, Take only pictures and leave only footprints.

For more information on Nanaimo's Parks and Trails, check out the Nanaimo Parks Search tool on the City website.

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