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Nanaimo
Vancouver Island's second-largest city is a picturesque oceanfront town with fabulous mountain views and a busy harbor. Home to events like the harbor's Bathtub Race, the city of 75,000 offers outdoor opportunities from full-moon kayaking to golfing. Boat-fresh seafood graces tables at an ever-increasing number of restaurants. This gateway to island adventures is easily reached by fast ferry or floatplane from downtown Vancouver or by scheduled ferries from Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen.

All things to do » Things to do

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Neck Point Park
Neck Point Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Maffeo Sutton Park
Maffeo Sutton Park
Attraction type: Parks; Bodies of Water
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Harbourfront Walkway
Harbourfront Walkway
Attraction type: Scenic Walking Areas
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Pipers Lagoon Park
Pipers Lagoon Park
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Le Cafe Francais
Le Cafe Francais
Ranked #1 of 287 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: French
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Hilltop Bistro
Hilltop Bistro
Ranked #2 of 287 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price: USD 14 - 22
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Marina's Taverna and Pizza
Marina's Taverna and Pizza
Ranked #3 of 287 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price: USD 8 - 17
Cuisines: Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek, Pasta
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Bistro at Westwood Lake
Bistro at Westwood Lake
Ranked #4 of 287 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price: USD 9 - 23
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Asteras Greek Taverna
Asteras Greek Taverna
Ranked #5 of 287 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV
Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV
USD 20 - 35 (CAD 26 - 46)
Painted Turtle Guesthouse
Painted Turtle Guesthouse
USD 41 - 89
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Brannen Lake RV Park and Campsite
Brannen Lake RV Park and Campsite
USD 27 - 33

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Pine & Picket B&B
3.0 of 5
The Pine & Picket B&B
USD 86 - 114 (CAD 114 - 151)
Ranked #1 of 32 Nanaimo B&B and Inns
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Long Lake Waterfront B&B
Long Lake Waterfront B&B
USD 87 - 147
Ranked #3 of 32 Nanaimo B&B and Inns
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Dockside Bed & Breakfast
Dockside Bed & Breakfast
USD 79 - 89
Ranked #4 of 32 Nanaimo B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.