For more information about this listing, please click the "Multimedia," or "Brochure" button below. Protection Island has abundant amenities, including its own community hall at Beacon House, a community garden, library, museum, boat-launching ramp and community dock as well as several art, music and drop-in sports. Don't forget to visit the Dinghy Dock Pub! Protection Island is home to a small but lively community of young families, professionals and retirees - and it is only a short ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo! Protection Island offers a peaceful and relaxing environment. The many parks overlook the beautiful coastlines of Newcastle and Gabriola Islands and the Sunshine Coast, as well as the inland parks with towering trees. Join the island's yoga community to help reach your inner peace, and finish with a refreshment at the Dinghy Dock Pub, the Dinghy Dock Pub, the largest floating pub!