Whether you're a resident or a visitor, you'll have a better time in Nanaimo if you actively seek & plan activities, rather than just walking around to see the sights. The reason? We're kind of spread out.
It's true that we have a good concentration of stuff downtown (the museum, galleries, shopping, docks, parks, all kinds of restaurants), but once you've explored downtown, you'll want to seek out the rest of what Nanaimo has to offer.
The ideas in these pages should be used as a checklist for people who complain that "there's nothing to do here". We are always interested in other people's ideas, so use the contact form if you have something to suggest for our "Things to do in Nanaimo" section.
|Pipers Lagoon||Asteras Restaurant||Newcastle Island|
|Dinghy Dock Pub||Yellowpoint artisans tour||"Photo essays" about Nanaimo|