Attractions

Museum in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Museum

Just off the Commercial St main drag, this popular museum showcases the region's heritage, from First Nations to colonial, maritime, sporting and beyond. Highlights of the eclectic collection include exhibits on Nan…
Park in Nanaimo

Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park

Nanaimo's rustic outdoor gem offers 22km of hiking and biking trails, plus beaches and wildlife spotting. Traditional Coast Salish land, it was the site of shipyards and coal mines before becoming a popular summer e…
Area in Nanaimo

Old City Quarter

A steep hike uphill from the waterfront on Bastion and Fitzwilliam Sts delivers you to a strollable heritage hood of independent stores, galleries and eateries in brightly painted old buildings. Highlights include M…
Amusement Park in Nanaimo

Wild Play Element Parks

The perfect spot to tire your kids out, this tree-lined adventure playground is packed with adrenaline-pumping fun, from bungee jumping to scream-triggering zip-lining. Along with its fun obstacle courses, there's p…
Area in Nanaimo

Gabriola Island

A 20-minute ferry hop from Nanaimo, this bucolic little island is a popular rustic day trip for visitors. Expect woodland trails, rugged coastlines and quiet little beaches.