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!
Summertime Blues FestivalAug 26, 2016 5:00 pm — Aug 28, 2016 5:00 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.
Headlining on Friday will feature Tommy Castro with his guitar driving Western Blues sound. Saturday, you’re in for the best of the rockin’ British Blues Invasion of the ’60s with the legendary Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown. The Sunday headliner is none other than Blues Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Rick Estrin & The Nightcaps, with Estrin’s incomparable blues harp defining their dyed-in-the-wool blues sound.
MosaiCON 2016Sep 10, 2016 8:00 am — Sep 11, 2016 5:00 pm
Video Games, Technology, Magic, Cosplay, Entertainment, Miniatures, Role Playing and more….
MosaiCon 2016 will be a not-for-profit event with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island