Indoor Activities

Indoor FUN!

There are a wide variety of fun and affordable indoor recreation venues in Nanaimo & Region.

Swimming Pools

For indoor water recreation, Nanaimo has two large swimming facilities that offer families the perfect escape from the bad weather blues. These popular aquatic centres feature giant swimming pools with extras like steam rooms, saunas, wave pools, and water slides.


For fun lovers of all ages, bowling can be a fun activity for the whole family. There are two bowling locations in Nanaimo; Brechin Lanes and Splitsville. Whether you enjoy 10-pin, 5-pin, or glow-in-the-dark, bowling is a fun indoor activity for all!

Movie Theatres

There are two movie theatres located in the north end of town. See the latest blockbusters and indie flicks at the Avalon Cinema and Galaxy Nanaimo. Shows run nightly, and many films are offered as matinees as well.


Gabriola Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre

Only 20 minutes from the city of Nanaimo, Gabriola Island (population ~4,200) casts spells across layers of time. Its sandstone geology studs the coas...

Woodgrove Centre

Visit Vancouver Island's largest shopping centre for the largest selection of fashion retailers! Featuring over 140 stores and services including Huds...

Nanaimo Museum

Come sit on a Nanaimo Bar at the Nanaimo Museum! Nanaimo’s regional museum is a worthwhile introduction to the area’s past, first as a home for...

The Bastion

The Bastion, built in 1853 as an original Hudson’s Bay Company outpost is now a museum that gives great insight into the way of life a century ago....

Hazelwood Herb Farm

Enjoy herb gardens, plant nursery and boutique offering distinctive culinary, bath and body products.

Shelter Point Distillery

Shelter Point Distillery makes Artisan Whisky, Vodka and Liqueur on a 380-acre seaside farm in Oyster River. We have always prided ourselves on qualit...

Vancouver Island Military Museum

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