Nanaimo River Walk Tour

Saturday May 25, 11 a.m. Come early!
Meet at the parking area just west of the Living Forest Campground on Maki Road. If you arrive early there should be parking available in the parking lot, I'm not sure if we can double park with each other to fit more vehicles, or you may have to park along the sides of Maki Road further west.

 At 11 a.m., we will head east along the hydro line walkway, passing the campground and seeing the giant wheel (one of several names for it)
We will then walk along the river trail and stop and see a Petroglyph made in the year 2000. After rejoining the main trail we will turn off at the tail end of Frew Road and pass by six old house foundations from the mining era before arriving at a CMT (Culturally Modified Tree) and then to a viewing location of an air shaft which once went down to the mine shafts below.
At this point we will head back west staying on the main trail to the parking lot area and then meet at Smitty's for a light lunch.

A good time to discuss with each other about both the cultural history and coal mining

 

 

We acknowledge that we meet on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people from whom Nanaimo takes its name.