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, British Columbia accommodations? 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!
Family Pool PartyJan 6, 2017 7:00 pm — Mar 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Family Pool Party Fridays from 7 – 9 pm at Beban Pool. End the hard work/school week with a party at the pool, every Fri from Jan 6 – Mar 17
Colin James Blue Highway TourMar 6, 2017 7:00 pm — Mar 9, 2017 11:00 pm
Critically acclaimed, Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Colin James has announced cross Canada tour dates in support of his new album Blue Highways
Monday, March 6th Special Guest Tami Neilson and 2nd show added on Thursday March 9th!
David Gogo’s Birthday Blues BashMar 18, 2017 7:30 pm — Mar 18, 2017 11:00 pm
Nanaimo Blues legend David Gogo celebrates his Birthday with his buddies, Shawn Hall, David Vest,
Shaun Verreault in a Blues Extravaganza, like no other, including original acoustic sounds of The
Mississippi Delta, to Boogie-Woogie, and the wailing guitar heroes.
Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate ShipMar 25, 2017 2:30 pm — Mar 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Festival Nanaimo’s 3rd Annual PirateFest presents Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate Ship.
“Ahoy Mates! The Purple Pirate is hunting for treasure and needs a crew. That’s you! Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate Ship is an enthralling magical adventure that is fun for the whole family. There will be treasure!”