Sealand Park is located in Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, and it’s such a pretty park to take a walk-in. It is a bit of a down-and-up park. Right from the parking lot you head down a very impressive twisting staircase that takes one down quite a way, you need to go back up these to get back to your car, or you can walk up the trail and take the road around to the car.
The best time to walk here is in the late fall, the maples have shed their leaves and left a bright red carpet under your feet. It’s a beautiful sight. I am always taken aback by the beauty here in the fall. After you reach the bottom of the stairs, it’s a pleasant walk to the beach. There is a smaller set of stairs just above the beach.
The beach here is rocky, full of logs, and mostly empty, I have seen another person here. The trees overhang the water and there are many shady spots to sit and relax if you look out to see you can quite often see seals and sea lions and once in a while you just might spot a killer or humpback whale passing by.
I have seen lots of deer here and a wonderful variety of birds, seabirds, birds of prey, songbirds, and lots of great blue herons at the beach. There are squirrels and other small creatures to see as well. So pack a lunch, grab your camera and come on down to one of the nicest parks in Nanaimo.