A significant place utilized by the Snuneymuxw people for thousands of years and traditionally known as Saysutshun, Newcastle Island is a wondrous escape from the bustling urban center of Nanaimo just across the harbour. Alongside the strong First Nations presence and culture on the island, it is also home to many rich histories which include coal mining, a sandstone quarry, and herring salteries, all of which make Newcastle Island a must-see eco-tourism destination for those visiting Nanaimo.
Our Historic Pavilion is an ideal location to host your special event. Whether you're looking to have a quaint wedding with beautiful island views, impress conference delegates with a unique short adventure, or host a fun-filled family reunion, our facilities will meet your needs. The pavilion features a small stage, a 2700 sq. ft. sprung dance floor space, 1930's era lighting, open-air shutters, a rustic open ceiling and washroom facilities.