Nanoose Bay is a semi-rural paradise. Brickyard Cove, Notch Hill Park, Schooner Cove Marina and the gorgeous Fairwinds Golf Course offer fishing, hiking, sailing and of course, world class golf. During the summer, you might see killer whales, seal lions, harbour seals and porpoises. Blue herons, Canada geese, bald eagles, grebes and cormorants make up the bird species found on the Gulf Islands and surrounding waters.
In and around this region, are over a dozen marine parks, designated for public use. Some offer small craft floats, buoys, interesting hiking trails, picnic and sanitation facilities. The locals call Nanoose Bay the banana belt of Canada as it is renowned for its sunny, dry climate and beautiful vistas.