#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

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