Undergoing a renovation at the time of our visit, this waterfront wooden tower was built as a fortification by the Hudson's Bay Company...
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Presenting local and touring live-theater shows.
Mon Petit Choux Café & Bakery
A chatty neighborhood hangout that has a surprisingly gourmet approach to its light meals. French-flecked favorites include roast...
Nanaimo Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Just off the Commercial St main drag, this excellent museum showcases the region's heritage, from First Nations to colonial, maritime, sporting and beyond. Highlights include a strong Coast Salish focus and a walk-through evocation of a coal mine that's popular with kids. Ask at the front desk about summer-only city walking tours and entry to the nearby Bastion, an 1853 wooden tower fortification.