Get a Mazda for Summer Fun

July 20th, 2016 by

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If you’re looking for a way to spend the long, warm summer in Victoria, you’ll find plenty of exciting spots to play. Check out this guide to fun spots near Duncan from Harris Mazda today.

Petroglyph Park

At the south end of Nanaimo, just where the river flows into the Northumberland Channel, sits Petroglyph Park. This historical preserve was set up to protect a treasure trove of prehistoric carvings. Thousands of years ago, the original First Nations people that settled in Nanaimo carved these stunning drawings of people, animals, legends, and everyday items that adorn the rocks around this park. Look for these rocks near waterfalls or caves, but you can check out a whole gallery of drawings in sandstone on the hill overlooking beautiful Nanaimo Harbor, and then walk to the interpretive walkway and enjoy the natural beauty. The park only offers walkways to preserve these delicate artifacts, so take your speedy Mazda6 for a drive down Hwy 1 and bring sneakers!

Englishman River Falls

For a day spent out in all the natural beauty Nanaimo has to offer, try Englishman River Falls Park just north of Nanaimo. This gorgeous park features a pair of stunning waterfalls that cascade into a deep, serene canyon. Walk among the lush old-growth forests, breathing in the pine-scented air of a Douglas fir, maple, and cedar forest. Bring your swimsuit so you can take a dip in one of the lower river’s crystal-clear pools, and don’t forget to bring your Mazda CX-9 with all your camping gear to take advantage of the summer campgrounds.

The Bastion

You don’t even have to leave the city to enjoy some of Nanaimo’s finest attractions. The Bastion is a piece of colonial history that sits right off the docks at the harbor front. This octagonal structure was built in the mid-1800s as a fortification and watch tower to defend the coal miners who made up most of the town’s population at the time. This historical attraction is now a museum, with historical interpreters to teach you about Canadian history. Get there early and don’t miss the firing of the cannon at noon! Load your family into your Mazda CX-5 for a day trip that’s fun and educational.

Get Your Mazda Today

If you’re looking for a new Mazda car that can take you everywhere in Nanaimo you want to go, Harris Mazda can help! Call us today at 1-844-537-8693 or come see is in person at 2525 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.

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