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

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Vancouver Island Military Museum

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