I've heard plenty of stories about the old Joyce Gold Mine in Cassidy. I didn't believe it at first because of all the coal mining around the area. Gold in Nanaimo? I think you're mistaken.
One of my co-workers told me that her father recently took her on an hour-long hike to the site. It sounds like a beautiful spot. She also mentioned the site of an old plane crash in the same area. Exactly where do you go to start this hike? I think it's down at the end of Spruston Road somewhere.
Can you steer me in the right direction? An up to date map or aerial photo perhaps.