Nanoose Bay Hotels
Nanoose Bay Restaurants
The Rocking Horse Pub: Actually there is a restaurant in...
A quaint little pub with a dining room and pub section that serves good food and at reasonable prices. Some very English themes to the menu and decor but friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere.
The website is
and reviews from Tripadvisor are found here
Favorite Dish: Steak and Kidney pie is amazing!Related to:
- Road Trip
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
Nanoose Bay Local Customs
Fairwinds is NOT Nanoose
Since the 1980s, a large corporation based in Ontario has been carving up the landscape on the peninsula to build an 18-hole golf course and several hundred building lots. This development zone is known locally as "Fairwinds" and homes built in this area are subject to many restrictions on architectual and landscape design. Consequently, people who buy or build homes in this area have a completely different attitude (pro-golf, pro-development, anti-environment) to the community than people who live outside the zone (anti-golf, anti-development, pro-environment).
Nanoose Bay Warnings and Dangers
Cougars sometimes wander into settled areas looking for prey, such as deer. The deer come into residential areas to forage through gardens when forest conditions are poor, and hungry cougars occasionally follow. If given the opportunity to take a pet or small child, a cougar attack can be deadly. However, in more than 100 years, only two people in BC have ever been killed by cougars. To avoid problems, stay alert, walk with a friend, and know how to respond if a cougar is encountered: Do NOT run! Stay together facing the cougar, make lots of noise, look as "big" as you can, and back off slowly. Report the encounter to authorities ASAP, specifying the location and time of the encounter and any characteristics of the cougar which might help with identification.
Nanoose Bay Favorites
Favorite thing: Walking the trails around Enos Lake can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day, depending on the length of the route(s) chosen. Along the way, walkers will be treated to fresh air, abundant wildlife, spectacular views, and near solitude. To avoid unpleasant encounters with bears or cougars, carry a whistle, walk with a friend, and stay alert.
Fondest memory: Being right next to the ocean, weather conditions can change rapidly and frequently, and every season, the character of the landscape changes. This natural variety makes living in Nanoose Bay a constant delight.Related to: