Nanaimo

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

Nanaimo Getaway Best Western Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo Getaway Best Western Dorchester Hotel

1 night from $159 CAD
+ $4.50 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation.

Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo Exterior Nanaimo Getaway Coast Bastion Hotel

1 night from $149 CAD
+ $4.00 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation.

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Featured Nanaimo Activities

Vancouver Island Expeditions - Taste of Nanaimo Tour

Vancouver Island Expeditions - Taste of Nanaimo Tour

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 Expeditions - Nanaimo Craft Brewery Tour

Vancouver Island Expeditions - Nanaimo Craft Brewery Tour

Vancouver Island is home to a world-famous craft beer industry, with the Nanaimo area being one of the major producers.

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