Coast Bastion Hotel
Things We Love to Do near our Nanaimo Hotel
We don’t just work in Nanaimo; 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 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 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!
CoreDance Awards Ceremony and GalaMay 10, 2015
Awards Ceremony – 5:00pm
Dance Gala – 7:00pm
The CoreDance Gala is not your typical dance show. We’ve assembled the best dancers from all over the island all in one fantastic showcase. Only the most entertaining and accomplished performances of our competition have been invited to perform.
Presented in the form of a countdown, the show begins with our 10th highest overall scoring soloist, and finishes with our top scoring group routine! The gala will also feature performances by our Triple Threat award winner and The Dance Initiative company. All styles of dance will be featured on our stage, so there’s a little something for everyone!
Join us as we celebrate the incredible talent that Vancouver Island’s dancers have to offer.
$25 regular/ $20 Students 12 and under / $20 Group
British Columbia Boys Chior – One DreamMay 11, 2015