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.