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!
Commercial Street Night MarketJun 21, 2018 5:00 pm — Aug 30, 2018 9:00 pm
This summer Nanaimo’s heart of the city will beat a bit stronger when the Commercial Street Night Market begins an eleven week run on Thursday, June 21. The popularity of ‘night markets’ has grown throughout urban centres over the past few years and now it’s Nanaimo’s turn to join this popular movement.
Other Dates for this event:
Thursday, June 28th, 2018, Thursday, July 5th, 2018, Thursday, July 12th, 2018, Thursday, July 19th, 2018, Thursday, July 26th, 2018, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018, Thursday, August 9th, 2018, Thursday, August 16th, 2018, Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Bourne to be OzzAug 18, 2018 7:30 pm — Aug 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Get ready to rock, Nanaimo!! Bourne to be Ozz: the Canadian Ozzy & Black Sabbath Experience is coming to the Port Theatre this summer.
Nanaimo Summertime Blues FestivalAug 23, 2018 8:00 am — Aug 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Bringing the best International Blues to the Harbour City! The Nanaimo Blues Society’s Summertime Blues Festival presents their biggest ever line-up of Blues stars from U.S., England and Canada, playing every shade of blues imaginable. Learn More.