Jack Point

BC Ferry
"We saw a small snake, a sea otter, a gathering of herons, and a couple of wooden owls (strategically nail to a tree)"

We are fortunate enough to live close to a couple of BC ferry terminals. Even more fortunate is that one of the terminals is nestled behind a spit of land called Jack Point. Hiking Jack Point is a great local trail; the Nanaimo estuary, stairs, tree roots, steep inclines, viewpoints, shady and sunny spots, a myriad of plants and critters, and its an easy afternoon walk at 2.5 km. Increasing popular, we were lucky to find a parking spot.

We saw a small snake, a sea otter, a gathering of herons, and a couple of wooden owls (strategically nail to a tree). See if you can find one in the pictures. It’s always fun to see one of the BC ferries berthed at the Duke Point ferry terminal. This time we were there when the ferry left; I nearly jumped out of my shoes when the ship’s whistle blew!

History

The park (Biggs Park) was named after a local carpenter, miner and entrepreneur, John Biggs. Jack Point was a named after Jack Doholt, a local resident who, in the late 1800’s, supplied Nanaimo residents with milk and hay.

References

Jack point and Biggs park – City of Nanaimo
https://www.nanaimo.ca/parks-search/Parks/176-Jack-Point-and-Biggs-Park

1 thought on “Jack Point”

  1. Is there more than one picture? That is a big ferry. Been a very.long time since I have been on one. I see you settled in the rocks.
    Ahhh, found the video. Me thinks I must get my walking legs in shape for when we are able to visit. ANNO loves to walk, so much for him to see when he joins you.he will be a great partner for walking. Love your videos. Great job.

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