Colliery Dam Park Nanaimo

Colliery Dam Park Nanaimo is located at 645 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo BC V9R 1G2 and with telephone (250)754-4251.  Hiking trails, some quite steep, boating, fishing and fresh water swimming in summer keep visitors happy. There is an off leash dog walking area that is found in the upper dam area. There are 2 parking lots and the park is partially wheelchair accessible. A historic location, the Colliery Dam was built by Western Fuel Company in 1910-11 to feed the water system pipeline. Water was used to wash the coal. The working pack animals and miners needed the water too. The system also supplied water to the South Harewood homeowners and residents