About the Park

An easy walking trail of 11 kilometres weaves through the park along Holden Lake. The trail takes you through a mature coastal Douglas Fir forest, interspersed with red alder and bi-leaf maple through to marsh lands that are equipped with a viewing platform. These ecosystems are perfect opportunities for bird watching. Look for trumpeter swans, eagles, and turkey vultures. Keep an eye out for the beavers and deer that inhabit the park. Holden Lake provides excellent opportunities for paddlers, boaters and anglers.

For more information, please visit www.bcparks.ca.


No camping permitted.


No fires allowed.

Park Info


  • Hiking

  • Canoeing / kayaking

  • Pets on leash

  • Bicycling


  • Picnic sites

  • Toilets


Hemer Park is located 12 km south of Nanaimo on Holden Lake. Take the Cedar Road exit from Hwy 1 follow signs to the park which is located on Hemer Road.