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Port Authority

The Nanaimo Port Authority administers, controls, and manages the harbour, waters and foreshore adjacent to Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada delivering Local Benefits with a Global Reach.

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Terminal Facilities

Two Deep Sea Terminals
1.  Nanaimo Assembly Wharf {NAW} – BC Vehicle Processing Centre, Cruise Terminal / Welcome Centre, Heliport & Air-Ambulance, NPA OPS Centre,  Deep Sea Berths – B & C, Port Administration Office.

2.  Duke Point Terminal – Barge Berth for Short Seas Shipping, RORO Ramp, one Deep Sea Berth for cargo vessels, 40 MT Gantry Crane, 100 MT Mobile Harbour Crane.
See Terminals Capabilities Brochure

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Port Properties

Properties and facilities managed within the Port’s jurisdiction are found adjacent to the City of Nanaimo and at Duke Point with close proximity to transportation services provided by BC Ferries, seaplane and helicopter operations.  See below for locations and details.

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What's Happening at the Port

Nanaimo, as a port, played a major role in the community’s growth and economic well-being for over 150 years. Today, the Port of Nanaimo continues to influence community and regional development through partnerships with industry and business stakeholders, the City of Nanaimo, the Regional District and key local organizations.

Marina & Harbourside Walkway – a  Favourite Community Activity

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Community Support for Nanaimo & Mid-Island Region

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New Industry for Vancouver Island
BC Vehicle Processing Centre – March 22, 2019

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Cruising Nanaimo

Nanaimo, one of British Columbia’s oldest communities, is a port city on Vancouver Island facing Canada’s West Coast abundant with beauty at every turn.

The new shore excursion program prioritizes sustainability, deeply immersive niche experiences with intimate group sizes. More traditional shore excursions and previous group tours will continue to be available.

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Our Partners

The Port, with partners and protocol agreements, manages and controls the harbour and foreshore to move cargo and passengers safely and securely with environmental goals as a priority.  Partners include DP World, WCMRC, Western Stevedoring, the City of Nanaimo, the Snuneymuxw Community, the Regional District of Nanaimo, Transport Canada, CBSA, the RCMP, and RCMP Marine Division, the Business Community plus various marine-based support services.

Leonard Krog, Nanaimo Mayor with Donna Hais, Chairperson of Port of Nanaimo

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Marina Events

The Boat Basin Marina, W.E. Mills Landing & Marina are the centre of local festivals and harbour events, adjacent to downtown Nanaimo and includes a Plaza, seaplane terminal, pubs, seaside eateries and floating restaurants, wildlife tours, links to Islands, parking and a 4.5 km harbour-side walkway. Learn More about Local Events and enjoy the Harbour City’s unique coastal culture.  Make your reservation here.

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About the Port

The Port of Nanaimo is one of 17 National Port Authorities and a key economic driver for the Mid-Vancouver Island Region. Its appointed Board of Directors and qualified staff conducts Deep Sea operations within its harbour limits as a gateway for cargo handling and transportation operations with strict safety and security procedures.

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Port of Nanaimo

Our Properties

Located in Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island Canada. The Port of Nanaimo manages multiple properties and services that provide extensive economic and community benefits.

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Fishing & Walking Pier at Swy-a-Lana Lagoon
10 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC
Adjoining Maffeo Sutton Park beside Swy-a-Lana Lagoon, the Fishing and Walking Pier is accessed via the Hardbourside Walkway.
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Seaplane Terminal
50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, BC
Daily scheduled float plane service from Nanaimo harbour to downtown Vancouver harbour, Richmond (Airport) and Sechelt.
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Pioneer Waterfront Plaza
90 Front St, Nanaimo, BC
This jewel in the harbour's crown was completed in 1993 and provides a focal point for the downtown waterfront.
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Inner Harbour and Harbourside Walkway
10 Wharf St, Nanaimo, BC
4 kilometer walkway in Nanaimo's Harbour that shows off many of Nanaimo's Harbourside attractions.
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WE Mills Landing & Marina
151 Promenade, Nanaimo, BC
The 600 foot pier off Cameron Island provides moorage for short and long-term users.
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Nanaimo Assembly Wharf
11 Port Drive, Nanaimo, BC
The Nanaimo Assembly Wharf is home to the BC Vehicle Processing Centre as well as an award winning Cruise passenger terminal.
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Passenger Terminal & Administration Offices
100 Port Drive, Nanaimo, BC
Completed in 2011, the Passenger Terminal and Welcome Centre provides features that cruise industry operators look for in a facility.
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Duke Point Deep Sea Terminal
750 Jackson Road, Nanaimo, BC
In partnership with DP World, the Port of Nanaimo facilitates the loading of diversified commodities to and from Vancouver Island.
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Port of Nanaimo

Our Properties

Located in Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island Canada. The Port of Nanaimo manages multiple properties and services that provide extensive economic and community benefits.

Map not to scale, not to be used for navigation.