Coast Bastion Hotel

coast bastion hotel

nanaimo, british columbia

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Local Guide

Things We Love to Do in Nanaimo

We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.

Newcastle Island

This gorgeous island has an abundance of trails to explore and views to capture. Check out Mallard Lake while you’re there—the perfect spot for swimming and boating.

Dinghy Dock Pub & Restaurant and Protection Island

Canada’s only registered floating pub! Have a bite and raise a glass while you take in the incredible wildlife.

Nanaimo Museum & Sports Hall of Fame

Learn the fascinating history of Nanaimo in this beautiful new facility. Exhibits are updated regularly!

Pipers Lagoon

Scenic trails, beautiful views—this waterfront park is the perfect place to soak in the splendour of Nanaimo.

Neck Point

This historic waterfront park is home to rugged cliffs, pebbled beaches, and winding trails. A popular spot for scuba divers!

Mt. Benson

You’ll find tons of exceptional trails for hiking and biking on Mt. Benson, Nanaimo’s highest peak!