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 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!
Friday Fun at Minnoz LoungeOct 7, 2016 8:00 am — Nov 25, 2016 5:00 pm
2016 Fun Fridays at Minnoz – the ‘new’ Downtown Destination. Prime Rib featured plus Wine, Spririts or Craft beer Tastings courtesy various Vancouver Island vendors. A must ‘be at’ for this exciting downtown nite spot! Elegant & Classy ! Check it out soon!.
Fred PennerOct 29, 2016
JUNO award-winner and beloved family entertainer, Fred Penner brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to his performance. Fred is a musical master and has an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself. He is always conscious of the “delicate balance required to create a positive influence that fosters healthy self-esteem in the life of a child”, infusing his work with a steadfast commitment to communicating with children and families in a clear, non-condescending way. He has truly established himself as a fundamental part of Canadian family entertainment.
October 29th – 1:30pm
Downtown Halloween HowlOct 29, 2016 12:00 pm — Oct 29, 2016 5:00 pm
Saturday October 29th
Check out the event here - http://www.dnbia.ca/downtown-halloween-howl/