Local Amenities & 360 Degrees of Things to Do

While Nanaimo stands on its own as a beautiful destination with its harbour being the envy of many destinations, the surrounding area within a day drive, provides a mecca of unique activities that classifies Central Vancouver Island as a first-choice destination and ranked consistently as the top non-tropical island destinations in the world according to Conde Nast Travellers Magazine.

Fireworks in Nanaimo Harbour

One of many event celebrations in the Nanaimo Harbour – Canada 150, Nanaimo Marine Festival plus more

For favourite activities sought after by travellers to this region, one needs to go no further than to consider the recommendations featured by the local tourism organization – Tourism Nanaimo – connected to Tourism Vancouver Island.  Consider “What to Do”  in and around Nanaimo for itineraries packed with unique activities for your memorable stay in the “Harbour City”.

A good start for activities is only steps from your dock and moorage.with the Boat Basin Marina, adjacent to the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza, downtown amenities, Port Place Mall and the 4.5-kilometre Harbourside Walkway.  And check out Tours, Fish Sales & Restaurants 

Nanaimo HArbour - Boat Basin Marina - Newcastle Channel to Departure Bay

Nanaimo Harbour – Boat Basin Marina -Harbourside Walkway – Newcastle Channel to Departure Bay





Boat Basin Marina adjacent to Port Place Mall & Downtown Nanaimo