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 hotel? 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!
FREE YOUTH EVENT: Little Orange ManApr 23, 2018 6:00 pm — Apr 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Join us in the lobby starting at 6pm: Free food, pizza, activities and loads of prizes, Port Theatre goodies, and more!
Meet Kitt: a fearless 12-year-old outcast whose greatest delight comes from re-enacting her grandfather’s grisly folk tales to neighbourhood children. With no adults left in her world she can trust, Kitt recruits the audience to help her fight her darkest battle. This hilarious, energetic and adventurous solo show is “A MUST SEE” (Monday Magazine). Music, shadow puppetry and dark Danish fables come together in this multi-award winning performance.