#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

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