The name Nanaimo is derived from the Coast Salish word Sney-Ny-Mous, meaning “meeting place”. Today, it is Vancouver Island’s second-largest city, and a great destination for conventions and meetings, sporting events, romantic weekends and a wide range of adventures. Famous for its varied landscapes and parks, the city boasts one of the most beautiful waterfronts in Canada.
Top 5 things to do
- Hike or bike one of the many nearby trails
- Experience world-class scuba diving and snorkelling
- Have picnic at Newcastle Island Marine Park
- Swim with the seals
- Explore shops and cafés in the Old City Quarter
Featured Nanaimo Packages
1 night from
+ $4.85 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation.
1 night from
+ $4.22 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation.
2 nights from
+ $13.45 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation.
Featured Nanaimo Activities
This tour invites groups of 3-11 guests to enjoy a day of delicious food and drink, prepared from the finest ingredients that Vancouver Island has to offer.
Vancouver Island is home to a world-famous craft beer industry, with the Nanaimo area being one of the major producers.