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Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3J2


Protection Island Facts


PROTECTION ISLAND is a small community in a park-like setting, with all the conveniences of a city just minutes away. There are also many services, amenities and trades people on the island itself.

Where can I moor my boat on PROTECTION?


Islanders can use the Community Dock, operated, maintained and insured by the Protection Island Neighbourhood Association (PINA) for an annual fee. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Other privately owned docks offer moorage at varying rates; space is limited.

Where can I park my vehicle in town?


Several parking lots are located within walking distance of the Protection Island ferry. Click here for a map of all locations.


How do people get around on PROTECTION?


Many prefer to walk or ride their bike. Others use golf carts or cars/trucks (these must be registered, insured and licensed). FYI: speed limit is 20km/hr.  

Garbage/recycling pick-up


Island Supply barging offers regular garbage/recycling pick-up from the island for a small fee (dates/fees posted on notice boards).​ Islanders can also take garbage and recycling to town for disposal. Bins are located in the parking lot behind the Wharfinger's office (free of charge). 

Grocery delivery


Island Supply barging offers grocery pick-up from Thrifty Foods at Port Place for a small fee (dates/fees posted on notice boards).


Call 9-1-1 and tell the operator you are on PROTECTION ISLAND. The operator will alert the island's own First Responders Team and Fire Station #7.

What do residents do for fun on PROTECTION?

Drop-in sports (basketball, volleyball, tennis, ball hockey, pickle ball)

Water sports (kayaking, SUP, fishing)

Organized events (holiday parties, concerts, garden tours, craft fairs, bake sales)

Kids' activities (Live 5-2-1-0 Playbox, play group, story time)

What residential services are available on PROTECTION?

BC Hydro, Telus, Shaw and the City of Nanaimo all keep service vehicles on PROTECTION. In the event you require assistance, schedule an appointment and a technician will come over on the ferry.