Things We Love to Do In Nanaimo, BC
We don’t just work in Nanaimo,BC; we live and play here too! These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re staying at our Coast Bastion Hotel. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions such as our only floating pub in Canada to 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 near our Nanaimo lodging? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
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!
Scenic trails, beautiful views—this waterfront park is the perfect place to soak in the splendour of Nanaimo.
This historic waterfront park is home to rugged cliffs, pebbled beaches, and winding trails. A popular spot for scuba divers!
You’ll find tons of exceptional trails for hiking and biking on Mt. Benson, Nanaimo’s highest peak!
Classical Coffee Concert Series with Sarah Hagen & FriendsApr 12, 2016
Sept 15 | Oct 20 | Nov 17 | Feb 2 | Mar 8 | Apr 12
Intimate Lobby Performances, 10:30am
2016 Family Day – Play DayFeb 7, 2016 9:30 am — Feb 7, 2016 12:30 pm
The City of Nanaimo invites the community to join in on a special family-focused event during the Family Day long weekend.
Dress up like your favorite Super Hero and join us for Super Hero games and activities during our Family Play Day including the super hero training centre, games and challenges in the gym, lego time, crafts, puppets, story time, facepainting, balloon animals, bouncy castle and much more.
Tickets to Family Play Day are $12 per family of 5 or $3 each (children 2 years and younger are free) and can be purchased at Beban Park, Bowen Park and Oliver Woods Community Centre.
11th Annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement AwardsFeb 12, 2016
The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards were established in 2006. The awards recognize those within the sport community who, during the course of the year, have made a significant contribution to the community in which he or she lives. The award recipients over the years have helped demonstrate the important value and benefits of sport within Nanaimo and abroad. Each year finalists are honoured at the awards in categories recognizing athletes, teams, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators and local sports news stories. To nominate deserving members of the sporting community that have excelled in 2015.
Vancouver Island Symphony presents MUSIC & PoetryFeb 13, 2016
GUEST ARTIST: Shane Koyczan, Spoken Word Artist
NDSS Theatre Company Presents SHREK – THE MUSICALFeb 17, 2016 — Mar 18, 2016
This uplifting, Shrektacular musical is sure to please all audience members. Children and adults alike will delight in the larger than life characters, and adults will appreciate the tongue and cheek wit.
Gee Dan Productions & The Wolf 106.9 present THE SHEEPDOGSFeb 21, 2016
The Port Theatre will rock on February 21st when one of Canada`s top rock bands, The Sheepdogs make their way on stage to perform for the first time ever in Nanaimo.