Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a naturally protected harbor located on Vancouver Island's sheltered eastern coast. It boasts a lively waterfront area which is visited by more than 8,000 pleasure craft each year.
Nanaimo offers a wide variety of things to see and do. It boasts a thriving local arts and music scene, abundant shopping opportunities, a charming Old City Quarter and many historical buildings to see. There are charming shops and restaurants and several major malls throughout the city. For sports fans and athletes, Nanaimo has a wide variety of recreational activities.
Things to See & Do
* Waterfront area
* Heritage walking tours
* Recreational Activities
* Art galleries
Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - Dollar ($) (CAD)
Language - English
Land Area – 89.3 sq km’s
Population – 79,000 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1
Port Location – The port of Nanaimo is located in downtown Nanaimo in Nanaimo harbor.
Transport Links – Nanaimo has 3 airports, Nanaimo Airport with services to Vancouver, Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport with services to Vancouver harbour, and Nanaimo/Long Lake Water Airport.
Nanaimo also has three BC Ferry terminuses located at Departure Bay, Duke Point, and downtown. The downtown terminal services Gabriola Island while Departure Bay and Duke Point service Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen respectively.
There is a regular passenger train service south to Victoria and north to Courtenay along the E and N Railway.