Nanaimo

Known as the "Harbour City" for its incredible downtown harbour, Nanaimo is the second largest city on the Island and offers guests a myriad of activities and attractions.Acknowledged by professionals as one of the best diving locations in North America, the waters around Nanaimo cater to divers of all skill levels. Snake Island became the site for one of Canada’s newest artificial reefs, a remarkable dive setting, when the 111.5-m (366-ft) HMCS Saskatchewan was sunk in a 1997 project sanctioned by the Cousteau Society. Cameras are a must with the amazing array of sea life residing in the area around the reef. The world’s largest octopus on record was found here, and huge tubeworms range in colours from stunning orange to turquoise. Visit Nanaimo during the last weekend of July, and join the locals in celebrating the weeklong Marine Festival with the locals. Since 1967, Nanaimo has been host to the Great Race - that bathtub race that is! Each year contestants participate in the time-honored "Sacrifice to the Bathtub Gods" boat burning ceremony the evening before the race. The following day, racers head out from Nanaimo Harbour, around Entrance and Winchelsea Islands, and finish at Departure Bay. Other highlights of the Marine Festival include street markets, a parade, and the Festival of Lights & Music fireworks display. 

Nanaimo is located on Highway 19, 111 km (69 mi.) northwest of Victoria. Commercial airlines and bus lines both service the city, while BC Ferries depart regularly from Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals in Vancouver, and dock in Nanaimo. Population: 76,173 Elevation: 30 m (98 ft.) Average July Temperature: 18ºC (64ºF) Average January Temperature: 2ºC (36ºF) Annual Rainfall: 105 cm (41 in.) Annual Snowfall: 93 cm (37 in.) 

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Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, convenient and reliable scheduled flights between downtown...

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Brannen Lake Campsite is family camping at its best! This mid island campground boasts 40 acres of...

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The Best Western Dorchester Hotel is a charming boutique style "heritage"hotel with "centuries of...

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Whether your stay is for business, pleasure or a little of both, The Best Western Northgate Inn, a...

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Overlooking Nanaimo Harbour, every room features a beautiful ocean view. Located in the heart of the...

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Enjoy relaxing on the deck with a fantastic lakeview. The beach only steps away or sunbathe on the...

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The newly renovated Travelodge Nanaimo is conveniently located and within walking distance to the...

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Award wining property from Days Inn Canada for "2001 Renovation of the Year". 79 air-conditioned...

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On Vancouver Island, named the Best Temperate Island in the World by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine...

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Relax and enjoy our million dollar views from every room. Luxurious Waterfront suites with private...

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The Park offers an island shoreline dominated by steep sandstone cliffs and ledges punctuated by...

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Vancouver Island's coal mining industry really began with the discovery of coal on Newcastle Island...

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Beautiful large ocean view fully self-contained one bedroom vacation suite located in Nanaimo...

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New Panoramic Ocean View Bed & Breakfast in Nanaimo Price Cdn $65-$80 No Tax Detail:

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Island Time RV is a family owned and operated RV rental company. Inspired by the wonderful...

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Salmon and bottom fishing as well as pulling crab pots for some bonus Dungeness crab fishing!

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Fishing packages @ tours starting @ $125.00 Per hr min 3 hrs sightseeing,tours,island adventures...

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For over 30 years, Smith Transportation has been trusted with everything from bus tours and...

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3 large rooms available.Pool table, lake views, private dock. Located on Green Lake, a wonderful...

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Large suites, tastefully decorated, fireplace, air conditioned, ensuite, all Italian marble, bidet...

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Meeting passengers off cruise ships with a guided City of Nanaimo Tour and Qualicum Falls...

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Located in central Nanaimo, in the heart of Departure Bay, is your ultimate relaxing seaside getaway...

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Spectacular Ocean Views!!! Oceanfront Penthouse Condo centrally located on Vancouver Island, with...

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Fishing Adventure Charters on Vancouver Island with destinations including Sooke, Bamfield, Port...

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"6 km (4 mi) north of downtown Nanaimo, off highway, quiet, wildernesssetting, full and partial...

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Doug Belcher with RE/MAX Nanaimo can help you with all your Nanaimo real estate needs.

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A unique new way to view Nanaimo proper. Enjoy a romantic and elegant ride in a formal horse drawn...

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AC Taxi Ltd is one of the largest taxi fleets on Vancouver Island. Offering 24 hour a day, 365 days...

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We charters out of Nanaimo & Gabriola Island. Fishing on a full inclosed pilot house 28'...

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Just Dive In Adventures offers scuba diving charters in Nanaimo. Marine eco-tours and snorkeling...

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The Grand Hotel Nanaimo is the newest hotel in Nanaimo. Located in the north-end of Nanaimo, we are...

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We look forward to your visit and hope you will have an unforgettable experience in Nanaimo...

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http://nanaimofishoncharters.com, Nanaimo fishing and boat charters. Prices from $350. Salmon,Red...

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Walk to the waterfront from a newly renovated 1913 Arts Craft/queen ann heritage bed and breakfast...

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Car & Truck rentals. 4x4's, Mini Vans & more. One way drop off available on Vancouver Island...

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A natural yet luxurious B&B. The Inn offers 2 luxurious suites. A spectacular ocean view with a...

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Waterfront Home on Long Lake. Centrally located, between Country Club and Rutherford Mall. Close to...

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Modern air- conditioned residential home with panoramic ocean and mountain views, queen size beds...

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quiet rural location,level walking beach with easy access. 2 Bedrm suite suitable for 4 adults...

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A first class marina facility with more than 100 moorage slips catering to meticulous and passionate...

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Executive lake-front bed & breakfast, Large private suites, water activities,hottub,private...

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Clean,Quiet ,pet free. Park and ocean front. Close to bus route , near restaurants,pubs,hospital...

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If you are Holidaying or planning to relocate to the Island. Please drop us a line and we will send...

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53 forested acres overlooking Nanaimo Harbour and Nanaimo River, with 300 sites for RV's and tents...

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Half and full day hiking tours in central Island region. All tours include: transportation, pick up...

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Skippered Charter Boats to 73' Sail and Power from Harbour/wildlife tours (2 1/2hrs), (3 or more...

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A modern home settled in one of the nicest subdivisions of Nanaimo is opening the doors for our...

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Nanaimo's Highest Rated Accomodations. Romantic setting, only 30 feet from the water; Newly...

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Award wining property from Days Inn Canada for "2001 Renovation of the Year". 79 air-conditioned...

The newly renovated Travelodge Nanaimo is conveniently located and within walking distance to the...

Enjoy relaxing on the deck with a fantastic lakeview. The beach only steps away or sunbathe on the...

The Best Western Dorchester Hotel is a charming boutique style "heritage"hotel with "centuries of...

Overlooking Nanaimo Harbour, every room features a beautiful ocean view. Located in the heart of the...

Whether your stay is for business, pleasure or a little of both, The Best Western Northgate Inn, a...

Brannen Lake Campsite is family camping at its best! This mid island campground boasts 40 acres of...

Relax and enjoy our million dollar views from every room. Luxurious Waterfront suites with private...

On Vancouver Island, named the Best Temperate Island in the World by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine...

Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, convenient and reliable scheduled flights between downtown...

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