GoNanaimo.com

Nanaimo, the Harbour City

Nanaimo, British Columbia

The Bastion, Nanaimo Nanaimo is Vancouver Island's second city, the gateway to mid island. Car ferries are arriving all the time from Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen across the water in Vancouver. Though growing fast, Nanaimo's population is still under 100,000. People are friendly and outgoing, and there's plenty to do yearround. GoNanaimo.com provides a visual record of some of Vancouver Island's annual events and amenities, plus travel information from all across British Columbia and Canada.

Getting to Nanaimo is easy by air, sea, or road. The Harbourfront Walkway stretches from the Departure Bay Terminal to downtown. Nanaimo's parks are among the city's greatest attractions, including Newcastle Island, Pipers Lagoon, Neck Point, and Buttertubs Marsh. Try a Nanaimo bar!

Join us on walking tours of the Nanaimo waterfront and downtown.
Our driving tours include:
North Nanaimo tour (37 km)
South Nanaimo tour (64 km)
Gabriola Island tour (49 km)
Ladysmith Chemainus tour (79 km)
Oceanside Route tour (111 km)

Our blog provides insider tips on the best little city in Canada, while examining timely issues sometimes overlooked by the mainstream press. Recent posts appear to the right.

Top 10 Free Attractions
Adventures of John Tait
Bowen Road Farmers Market
Nanaimo Golf Courses
Uchuck III on Nootka Sound
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Our Nanaimo and Vancouver Island Events Calendar powered by Harbour Living Magazine lists upcoming activities in the area. See photos of fun Nanaimo events like bathtub, silly boat, and dragon boat racing.

Explore further by following links to resource sites on Nanaimo, Chemainus, Gabriola island, Ladysmith, Parksville, Tofino, Vancouver island, Canada, and travel in general.

Join virtual art tours of Nanaimo's closest neighbours, Gabriola Island and Ladysmith. Port Renfrew, Parksville, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, Courtenay, Comox, and Chemainus are only a hop away. Our photos of Quadra and Cortes islands, and the Southern Gulf Islands provide a taste of what's out there.

The series "Unknown Sights of Canada" by veteran guidebook writer David Stanley examines little-known attractions throughout Canada often missing from the travel guides. Ten provinces and two territories are included with guidebook listings.

Join us on a road trip from Nanaimo to Whitehorse and Dawson City via the Inside Passage, the Cassiar Highway, the Dempster Highway, and the Alaska Highway. Then continue to Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. Also visit Whistler, site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.



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