#ExploreLocal to rediscover the flavours of Nanaimo! Enjoy a meal on a sunny patio or take it to go and picnic at the beach. Pick up a pint (or six!) with your meal, or head straight to the brewery or distillery for safe and convenient curbside pick-up. Some restaurants are even offering provisions for your pantry (to cook at home) and delivery right to your door.

There are hundreds of unique, Nanaimo experiences open and ready to welcome you!

Stay Safe & Support Local Businesses

  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 2m (or 6ft) from individuals outside of your household “bubble” – even outside
  • Masks are required in all indoor public and retail settings
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often, and avoid touching your face
  • Make a reservation to dine outside on a patio with your only household

Provincial Travel Restrictions

Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
Umai Sushi
The Kitchen 2.0
Westco Experiences
Nanaimo Golf Club
Robert’s Place
Kitties & Cream 
Buccaneer Inn
Pirate Chips
Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar
78 Wharf Street Gallery
Bistro Taiyo
Fredrich’s Honey Farm & Shop
Smokin’ Georges BBQ
Gallery Merrick
Brechin Lanes and Escapism Escape Rooms
Poke Page 1
Arbutus Distillery
La Stella Trattoria
WildPlay Element Parks
Neck Point Röming Game – Island Römer Adventures
Crow & Gate Pub
The Surf Restaurant & Pub
Kool & Child: Kool Toys & Teaching Tools!
Bees Knees Community Café
Nori Sushi
Modern Café
Simonholt Restaurant
Asteras Greek Taverna
Gina’s Mexican Cafe
A Wee Cupcakery
Milton Street Public House
Piccadilly Bistro
Cottonwood Golf Course
Black Bear Pub
Burnt Honey Dessert Company
Common Foundry
Woodfire Grill
Gabriola Visitor Centre
Longwood Brewery
Bocca Café
Melange Restaurant
Coastal Blue Adventures Ltd.
Breakout Nanaimo
Fairwinds Golf Club
Bluebird Motel
Long Lake Waterfront B&B
Living Forest Oceanside RV & Campground
Firehouse Grill
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant
Budget Rent A Car
Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite
Wolf Brewing Company
Go Fish Charters
Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Budget Car Rentals (Hayes Rd)
Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant
Lobelia’s Lair Metaphysical Treasures
Cliffside Brewing
Top Notch Burgers
McLean’s Specialty Foods
White Sails Brewing
Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
Budget Car Rentals (Terminal Ave)
Mahle House
Gabriola Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
GERTIE – Gabriola’s Community Bus
Island Römer Adventures
Best Western Northgate