Shopping in Nanaimo gives you the best of all worlds, from major big-name retailers to funky one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. Nanaimo boasts more than a dozen indoor and outdoor malls, including the largest shopping centre on Vancouver Island.

It’s for good reason that Nanaimo has been named the Island’s “shopping mecca.” Many of the major brand name retailers you know and love are located along the old Island Highway 19A in one of the city’s many fine quality shopping centres including: Port Place Shopping Centre, Country Club Centre, Nanaimo North Town Centre, and Woodgrove Centre, the largest shopping centre on Vancouver Island.

Downtown Nanaimo features three distinct shopping districts: The Arts District in Downtown Nanaimo , the Old City Quarter up the hill, and the Waterfront District along the Harbourfront Walkway, each offering distinctive shops and services.

Crafty Capers
Common Foundry
Longwood Brewery
Cold Front Gelato
Woodgrove Centre
Millstone Estate Winery
Iron Oxide
A Wee Cupcakery
White Sails Brewing
Wolf Brewing Company
Nanaimo Museum
Aura Arcana
Kitties & Cream 
Arbutus Distillery
Newfoundland to Nanaimo Canadian Gifts and Souvenirs
St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse
Chateau Wolff Estate Winery & Vineyard
Island Roots Farmers’ Market
McLean’s Specialty Foods
Flying Fish
JoVic Pottery
Serge & Sew
Cur Va Voom
Hub City Cycles
Strong Nations
Tea Desire
Artzi Stuff
Snip & Stitch
NYLA Fresh Thread
Cayo Fashions
Cedar Farmers’ Market
Old City Quarter Association
Hoxton Home
My Undies
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
Burnt Honey Dessert Company
Nanaimo Art Gallery
Cultured Coast
Nanaimo North Town Centre
Ay Lelum Design House