Nanaimo attractions

Museum in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Museum

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

Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park

Nanaimo's rustic outdoor getaway (also known as Saysutshun in the indigenous language) offers 22km of hiking and biking trails, plus beaches and wildlife-spotting. Traditional Coast Salish land, it was the site of s…
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 …
Area in Nanaimo

Gabriola Island

Woodland trails, rugged coastlines and quiet little beaches make this bucolic little island a popular rustic day trip for visitors. It's a 20-minute ferry hop from Nanaimo.