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Nanaimo, British Columbia

The city of Nanaimo is a classic West Coast community, offering natural beauty at every turn, and vast recreation potential. Nanaimo has one of the longest shorelines in Canada, and a forested mountain backdrop just outside downtown. Here, you can go from the wilderness to the city centre in just a few minutes, and spend more time in the places you want to be.

Nanaimo, BC is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The local landscape is defined by Mount Benson, which rises 1,006 metres (3,300 feet) just west of Nanaimo, and the Nanaimo River estuary, which flows into Nanaimo Harbour at the south end of the city.

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Top 10 Things to Do

Our ten classic must-dos while visiting Nanaimo: think biting into our signature treat or sailing down our single-track!

Itineraries

Our curated itineraries will kick start your vacation planning.

Accommodations

Settle in a well-appointed suite overlooking the Nanaimo Harbour or book a room in a guest house in the midst of lively restaurants, and nightlife.

How To Get Here

Whether you’re flying or cruising across on BC ferries, Nanaimo is an accessible west coast destination.

Stay in the Nanaimo Know

Island Hopping In Nanaimo

Nanaimo is a jumping-off point to so many coastal experiences! Downtown Nanaimo is home to three ferry services, each taking you to their respective islands, which can be explored in as little as a few hours or savoured over a few days.

Protection Island

Our ten classic must-dos while visiting Nanaimo: think biting into our signature treat or sailing down our single-track!

Gabriola Island

Our curated itineraries will kick start your vacation planning.

Saysutshun Island

Our curated itineraries will kick start your vacation planning.