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 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!
Tourism Nanaimo “What’s Up This Week”Dec 31, 2015
Tourism Nanaimo has decided to dedicate their Tuesday blog post just for events and happenings around Nanaimo. Now can stay totally informed!
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Classical Coffee Concert Series with Sarah Hagen & FriendsApr 12, 2016
Sept 15 | Oct 20 | Nov 17 | Feb 2 | Mar 8 | Apr 12
Intimate Lobby Performances, 10:30am
Opera Nanaimo presents AMAHL and the NIGHT VISITORSDec 29, 2015 8:00 am — Dec 30, 2015 5:00 pm
Tempo Dance Academy presents “FROZEN”Dec 11, 2015 8:00 am — Dec 11, 2015 5:00 pm
THE LONELY- A TRIBUTE TO ROY ORBISONDec 6, 2015
Vancouver Island Symphony presents MUSIC & TheatreDec 5, 2015
Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of ChristmasDec 5, 2015
The NutcrackerNov 27, 2015 8:00 am — Nov 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Kris Kringle Craft MarketNov 26, 2015 8:00 am — Nov 29, 2015 5:00 pm
Festival of TreesNov 20, 2015 8:00 am — Jan 2, 2016 5:00 pm