Sugarloaf Mountain, Nanaimo, B.C.

Little did I know that we had a “mountain” in the middle of Nanaimo. To describe this bulge of rock in such a manner, in my opinion, is pushing the word mountain a bit far. That being said, my wife and I and two friends who took us there, did the easy climb to the top. It was a gorgeous day, and the view did not disappoint.

Getting around is relatively easy, and that facilitates taking in a 360 degree view of the mountains and the Salish Sea, all from an elevation of about 250 feet.

The climb starts out on a couple of flights of wooden stairs. At the top of the stairs you have easy access to the rock for the balance of the climb.

This struck me as a lovely spot for a picnic, or just to watch the sunrise or sunset. Cheers.

3 thoughts on “Sugarloaf Mountain, Nanaimo, B.C.

  1. Maggie October 7, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    Climbing mountains in sandals is not a good idea even if it really just a mountain in name only. Great views though. “Top of the town”.


  2. Dan Drews August 6, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    Thanks for checking into that. Nanaimo does have it’s own mountain, and that is Mount Benson, rising 1023 metres above sea level. It is on my list for a climb later this summer. As to the ladies footwear, we were actually on a wine tour. The climb was to just work up a bit of a thirst! Cheers.


  3. SueW August 6, 2019 / 2:25 am

    Gorgeous sea views. I get what you mean about calling this a mountain.

    Not having a clue about official heights for a mountain I looked it up, and apparently, most geologists classify a mountain as a landform that rises at least 1,000 feet (300 metres) or more above its surrounding area. Having said that, I have heard of many other places referred to as mountains that are much lower than 1,000 feet.

    I live quite high up, close to Otley Chevin, which is on the southern side of the Pennine mountains, just inside the Yorkshire Dales, at the highest point it’s 925 feet (282 metres) and is classed as a mountain. The downside of living here is it’s always windy!

    I love the mountain climbing footwear of the ladies! 😀


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