#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

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