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The Harbour City

Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples and the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Nanaimo is a city of 100,000 residents and growing. Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island and is often referred to as “The Harbour City”. The Harbour City is famed for its gorgeous, extensive stretch of harbour walkway and is the busiest harbour and distribution center north of Victoria. Bordered by Mount Benson to the west, the Nanaimo Estuary to the south and Gabriola Island to the east, Naniamo is surrounded by rich, diverse ecosystems. With spectacular land and seascapes, endless outdoor activities, a growing shopping district, great dining and thriving arts community, Nanaimo is a city with the perfect mix of city and wilderness.

Between the rivers, the ocean and the mountains, you can take advantage of countless opportunities to explore and experience vastly different landscapes all within a few kilometers of this major city. From hiking and birdwatching to rock climbing and bungee jumping and everything in between, Nanaimo is a dream location for nature lovers.

Nanaimo shopping offers everything from recognizable chain retailers and box stores to funky, locally owned, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques.

For dining, try a meal at one of the local restaurants that focuses on using fresh, local ingredients and creates relationships with the farmers and suppliers in the area or visit one of the many breweries in the area and discover the flavours that the rapidly growing craft brewery scene in Nanaimo has to offer.

Nanaimo’s thriving arts community has many artisans who work in various mediums including pottery, jewelry making, painting, sculpture, carving, weaving, embroidery, knitting and more! Many of these artists have their work in several small, locally owned shops and boutiques in the downtown shopping area where you can find and purchase them. If you’re interested in learning more about the local culture you can visit the Nanaimo Museum and the Nanaimo Art Gallery, important institutions that weave together Nanaiamo’s past and future.

Nanaimo is an easy commute from the mainland via BC Ferries with two terminals offering service from Vancouver. To reach Nanaimo from the skies, the airport has three major air carriers and floatplane and helijet service from Vancouver is also available. ... more information about Nanaimo

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Marina View Executive Condo

Executive 2 Bedroom Condo With Marina And Island Views in Nanaimo BC
Sleeps 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 950 sq.ft. Condo | Downtown With Water Views

Perched on the edge of a picturesque marina, just north of Nanaimo, sits the chic Marina View Executive Condo. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo provides guests with upscale living surrounded by the natural beauty of Vancouver Island... more details

Dragonfly Cottage At The Cedar Estates

Vancouver Island Seaside Community Cozy 2 Bedroom Cottage With Hot Tub in Nanaimo BC
Sleeps 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 1000 sq.ft. House | Minutes To Ocean And Beach Access

If youre looking for an idyllic cottage escape, Dragonfly Cottage is the place to book on Vancouver Island. Nestled in a safe, quiet neighbourhood in the seaside community of Cedar Estates, just south of Nanaimo proper, youll find a relaxing, immaculately updated cottage retreat... more details

Hammond Bay Executive Stay

Hammond Bay Executive 3 Bedroom Luxury Home Is Not To Be Missed in Nanaimo BC
Sleeps 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3141 sq.ft. House | Mountain Top With Ocean Views

Hammond Bay Executive Stay is impressive at first sight. Its stately, sprawling design is off-set by the warmth of the wood beams and modern architectural details that give it the perfect blend of estate opulence and homey warmth... more details

Nanoose Bay Country Home

Centrally Located Vancouver Island in Nanaimo BC
Sleeps 8 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3000 sq.ft. House | Countryside

Nanoose Bay Country Home is located in the quiet seaside community of Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island and is central to some of the best resort areas to experience while visiting the region.

Nanoose Bay Country Home is terrific place to relax and experience countryside living at its best... more details

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