O si:em siye’yu, nuw’ilum (Honoured friends, welcome) to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park. Known as Saysutshun by the Snuneymuxw, this family friendly park is accessible only by foot passenger ferry or boat. With breathtaking views of the Coastal Mountains and the Harbour City, the island offers a unique natural, historical and cultural experience for visitors.
Come discover for yourself why the island has had a special place in the hearts of the Snuneymuxw people and captured the imaginations of visitors for generations.
Enjoy the beautiful sunrise and calming sounds of the Salish Sea while you camp with your friends, family or large group at the beautiful oceanside campground. Hike or bike on one of the many trails with panoramic views and explore the tidal pools and beaches, forest ecology or one of the many historic sites including Snuneymuxw village sites, sandstone quarries, fish saltery and coal mine sites.
Try kayaking around the island, or take a refreshing swim at one of our many sandy and pebble beaches. Or consider booking a walking tour or traditional salmon barbecue to learn more about the unique culture of the Snuneymuxw people.
Saysutshun Ferry Service is located at Maffeo Sutton Park in downtown Nanaimo.