FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT OUR ISLAND
There are 360 properties on Protection Island, with about 330 full-time residents. Our roads are gravel and have a speed limit of 20 kmh. Our roads are City of Nanaimo streets, and all vehicles must be registered and insured. Drivers must carry insurance,
registration and driver's licence.
Ferries from the Dinghy Dock leave the island
every hour on the hour from 7 am to 10 pm
(subject to seasonal changes) Return from
Nanaimo leaves at ten past the hour.
There are several public parks on the island,
but no public washrooms. We have a small
library, a museum and a community centre at
Gallows Point - the hall can be rented for
private functions. City water, sewers and fire
hydrants every 500 feet (important for house
insurance). Islanders do not receive or pay for
garbage service. Bins for garbage and
flattened cardboard are located at the
Nanaimo boat basin and are no charge.
There is a recycling pickup service every
second Wednesday. PI Supply will pick up
regular size garbage bags of sorted recycling
and garbage for $5 a bag. There is an
island-wide email group at
To join: Please contact Barb LeBrasseur at