#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

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