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.


Hazelwood Herb Farm

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

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...

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...

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....

Vancouver Island Military Museum

We are now in our new location! Come visit us and see our NEW exhibits includig uniforms, models, weapons, medals, pictures and other artifacts from C...

Breakout Nanaimo

Exciting live escape game for teams of 2-6! Can you break out of the room in 60 mins or less?


Visit our 50,000 sq foot North Nanaimo location - best Nanaimo Bar Fudge in Nanaimo! for more info.

Chemainus Theatre

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre. We feature some of the finest performers and performances in...

City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation & Environment

Parks, Recreation and Environment's mission is to “enhance the quality of life and leisure in Nanaimo.” Join us for public swimming, public skatin...

Craigdarroch Castle

Welcome to Craigdarroch Castle. Designated as one of Canada's National Historic Sites, this Victorian Castle is a legendary historical house museum. V...


"Island-ish" is about a wonderful blend of beauty, quality and comfort, in our homes, wardrobes, & time. Stop in!

JoVic Pottery

Gorgeous award-winning quality stoneware and functional pottery by master potters Jo and Vic Duffhues of Ladysmith, BC. Come visit us!
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Kiyo Salon & Day Spa

Founded in 2002, House of Kiyo is a destination for Beauty and Relaxation. We are built on the foundation of Integrity, Creativity, Education and Insp...

Lohmann Gallery

Original Paintings and painted Furniture and Gifts in an original style by award winning artist Claudia Lohm

Monika's Quilt & Craft Shop

Quilts of different sizes, quilted items, doll quilts, clothes, miniature room boxes and more!

Nanaimo North Town Centre

Nanaimo North Town Centre is your one stop shopping centre. When you visit us you will enjoy great shops and services including Canadian Tire, Sears,...

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

A wildlife adventure for the whole family! Live raptors, black bears and more. Open 9–5 daily March through Dec 21

NYLA Fresh Thread

Owner principal, Leon, was born and raised on Vancouver Island and over the last few years has seen the lack of locally owned menswear. NYLA Fresh Thr...

Royal BC Museum

See all of BC at the Royal BC Museum. Experience galleries & immerse yourself in the tales of where we've been & where we are going. Discover things &...

Stir Cooking School

Turn this treat into a healthy indulgence! Custom cooking classes, flexible locations. Join us!

The Jolda Gallery

Featuring the work of Glass Artist Ted Jolda, Jewelry by Emily Ferris, Mixed Media by Carolyn Lutz & more.

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