The Town
of
Cassidy
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
"Native Name"
Native Meaning

Called " Cassidy"

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Population: 2006 - 976 people
Location: Latitude / Longitude
49-02-08.40-N / 122-52-12.60-W
Elevation: 70 feet [21.24 m] above sea level.
Native Bands: Halalt First Nation
Nanaimo Airport at Cassidy, BC.
•Address: 2250 Spitfire Road, Cassidy, BC, Canada V0R 1H0
•Phone: +1 250 245-4191
•Max Runway: 5000 x 200 feet (1524 x 61 meters)
•Surface: ASPHALT

Name Place and History:
•The community was named after Tom Cassidy, a settler from Iowa who arrived in 1878.
•Cassidy (Irish: Caiside / Casaide) is a common Irish surname and is sometimes used as a given name. The surname translates to 'descendent of Caiside'. The family were a sept of County Fermanagh. The Caiside's were originally a medical family, who were hereditary physicians to the Maguires.

Attractions
Salmon Hatchery
You can view the Nanaimo Salmon Hatchery just off Beck Road on Rugby Road just north of the airport. Look for the signs and make sure you visit between September to October to view the spawning salmon and between March and May to see the juvenile salmon in the outdoor pens.
Cassidy Public Rest Area
Located East side of Highway 1. There is RV parking available at this site with picnic areas and a local pub and cafe within eye sight. And close by is the Nanaimo River.
Bunjy Jumping
Located on Hwy 1 across from the Cassidy Pub at the Nanaimo River Bridge is Bunjy Zone. The main attractions in Cassidy! Jump off a railroad trestle 44 metres (142 feet) into a pool in the Nanaimo River.
Access is off Nanaimo River Road. Take the Nanaimo River Road exit from Hwy 1 or take the shuttle service from Nanaimo and back. A day trip from Vancouver and back.
Nanaimo River Fishing
Cassidy is situated next to the Nanaimo River famous for its annual Steelhead run, plus Coho, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout. Fishing is best April to June and September to October.
Nanaimo River Swimming Holes
From the Nanaimo Lakes chain down the Nanaimo River are many famous watering holes. Too many to mention. In the summertime the roadways are crammed with river beachgoers, swimmers, sun worshippers all swarming to the river banks and pools. The water is very dangerous in some places but others are very mellow and perfect for the average sunbather or swimmer to enjoy. The geophysical area is also interesting to observe with high sided canyons of solid rock to gravel and sandy beaches along the winding edges and eddys.
Nanaimo Lakes Area
Is located 25 km (15.5 miles) up the Nanaimo River Road from Hwy 1. Take the Nanaimo River Road exit when you approach Cassidy from Hwy 1. This is a chain of four lakes along a 20 km length of the Nanaimo River. First Lake is located 15 km due southwest of Nanaimo. Campsites at first and fourth lake.
Cottonwood Golf Course
Located off Haslam Rd. on the north side of the airport. A challenging 18-hole course.
New 9 holes added July/99
Yardage: 6215/5757, Ladies; 5205
Par: 72/72, L; 72
There are a number of B&B's and RV resorts in the area.
Community:Discovery Community College - Cassidy
1755 Vowels Road, Cassidy, British Columbia, V0R 1H0

Parks and Trails
Trans Canada Trail The Trans Canada Trail can be accessed from three locations in Cassidy.

Transportation at Cassidy
BC Ferries Routes and Schedules
VIA Rail Train Station, Cassidy
Island Coach Lines

Hospitals Serving Cassidy BC
Ladysmith Community Health Centre
250-729-5777
1111 4th Ave , Ladysmith , BC


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