Nanaimo Bar Trail

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Nanaimo Bar Trail

Take a sweet self-guided adventure through the streets of Nanaimo & Region! Stretching from Lantzville to Yellow Point, experience the many deliciously creative interpretations of our famous Nanaimo Bar. Stop by the Visitor Centre or any of the participating locations and pick up a Nanaimo Bar Trail Brochure so you can map out your route along the 34 stops.

Classic Nanaimo Bar

A classic, homemade version, almost identical to the version on display in the museum is available at several coffee houses and café’s around Nanaimo. A few favourites are listed below, so you can decide which is your favourite!

Specialty Nanaimo Bars

  • Smokin' George's - Maple Bacon Topped Nanaimo Bar & Dulche De Leche Nanaimo Bar, Unit 5- 4131 Mostar Rd. (North)
  • BOCCA Cafe - Peanut Butter, Gluten Free, Seasonal, Chilli, & more, 427 Fitzwilliam St. (Old City Quarter)
  • Hearthstone Artisan Bakery - Peanut Butter Crunch Nanaimo Bar - 115A 50 Tenth Street (South)

Organic/ Vegan/ Raw/ Gluten Free Nanaimo Bars

  • Mon Petit Choux - Wheat Free, 120 Commercial St. (Downtown)
  • Power House Living Foods - Organic/Raw/Gluten Free, 200 Commercial St. (Downtown) or 6560 Metral Dr. (North)
  • Riso Foods Inc. - Gluten Free "Not your Average Nanaimo Bar", #15-7217 Lantzville Rd. (Lantzville)
  • BOCCA Cafe - Gluten Free, 427 Fitzwilliam St. (Old City Quarter)

Deep Fried Nanaimo Bar

Nanaimo Bar Ice Cream Variations

Nanaimo Bar Cheesecake

Nanaimo Bar Cupcake

  • A Wee Cupcakery - 407 Fitzwilliam St. - Fridays & Saturdays & by chance (Old City Quarter)

Nanaimo Bar Spring Roll

Nanaimo Bar Fudge

  • Cabela's - 6902 Island Highway (North)

Nanaimo Bar Chocolate

Nanaimo Bar Cocktails/Alcoholic Drinks

  • The Grand Hotel - Nanaimo Bar Cocktail, 4898 Rutherford Rd. (North)
  • Modern Cafe - Nanaimo Bar Martini, 221 Commercial St. (Downtown)
  • Bold Knight Restaurant - Death by Nanaimo Bar Martini, 1140 Trans Canada Hwy (South)
  • The Nanaimo BAR - Nanaimo Bar Cocktail/Shot/Martini, #2, 75 Front Street (Downtown)
  • Wolf Brewing Company - Dead Whale Beer + Nanaimo Bar, 940 Old Victoria Road (South)

Nanaimo Bar Tea and Coffee

  • Tea Desire - Nanaimo Bar Tea Latte, 16-3200 Island Highway North
  • BOCCA Cafe - Nanaimo Bar Latte, 427 Fitzwilliam St. (Old City Quarter)

Inedible Versions

  • WildPlay Element Parks - Nanaimo Bar-burning Funky Monkey Bundle, 35 Nanaimo River Road (South)
  • House of Kiyo Salon & Spa - Nanaimo Bar Pedicure, #2 -404 Stewart Ave. (Downtown)
  • Nanaimo Museum & Northfield Visitor Centre, 2450 Northfield Rd. (Central) - Nanaimo Bar Recipe Tea Towels, 100 Museum Way (Downtown)
  • Island-ish - Nanaimo Bar Cup Cozy & Nanaimo Bar Soap , #4 - 1420 Wingrove Street (Central)
  • Nanaimo Museum - Nanaimo Bar History Exhibit, 100 Museum Way (Downtown)
  • Nanaimo Museum - Nanaimo Bar Benches, 100 Museum Way (Downtown)
  • Serge & Sew - Nanaimo Bar Table Runner Kit, 105 - 6750 n. Island Highway (North)
  • Nanaimo Visitor Centre - Nanaimo Bar Postcards, 2450 Northfield Road (Central)
  • Stir Cooking School - Nanaimo Bar Cooking Class, Lantzville BC (North)

WildPlay Element Parks

Discover your own "tall tale"! Along the Nanaimo River, our 17-acre Park is home to an array of scenery and fun. It's easy to find a favourite among o...

The Grand Hotel Nanaimo

The Grand Hotel Nanaimo is located in the north-end of Nanaimo in British Columbia. We are a 72-room property featuring Traditional, Deluxe, Executive...

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...

A Wee Cupcakery

Cutest cupcakes in all of Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Bar Cupcake is a local favourite!

Bocca Café

Old City Quarter Café featuring Traditional Nanaimo Bars, light lunches, coffees and teas.


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

Cherub Chocolate

Cherub Chocolate is a small batch chocolatier in Downtown Nanaimo, Vencouver island. We pride ourselves in using the finest ingredients and hand c...

Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

Proudly Calgarian and owned by Cococo Chocolatiers, we handcraft all of our delicious chocolates in our factory located right here in Calgary. Everyth...


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

Javawocky Coffee House

Independent coffee shop located along downtown Nanaimo’s seawall. Come in for a coffee/treat/chat! Best views in town!

Kiyo Salon & Day Spa

In contrast to the high-energy salon, Kiyo's Day Spa offers a soothing and clarifying space with high ceilings.

Living Forest Oceanside RV & Campground

53 acres of waterfront, 300 fabulous sites, close to everything! "USA Today" calls it one of the 10 most beautiful places to camp in BC. Walking dist...

Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant

Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant stands proud as the "jewel in the crown" of Longwood Station.

McLean's Specialty Foods

Vancouver Island's premier CHEESE SHOP & SPECIALTY FOODS store. Over 150 kinds of cheese.

Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge

Offering a fresh local menu, Minnoz is your downtown destination for live entertainment every second Friday.

Modern Café

Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo, Modern Café is famous for its Nanaimo Bar Martini. Yummy food and fun!

Mon Petit Choux

Delicious slice of heaven bakery/cafe, right downtown Nanaimo.

Nanaimo Noodlebox

Visit Nanaimo Noodlebox downtown at Port Place.

Perkins Coffee Co.

Coffee shop downtown Nanaimo. A great place to meet for lunch.

Pirate Chips

Delicious Pirate Chips in Downtown Nanaimo

Power House Living Foods Co.

Raw, vegan, gluten free, FRESH. Downtown location as well as North Nanaimo location

Riso Foods Inc.

Great dining, passionate people, local ingredients & classic technique. Liquor, patio, brick oven. Bakery; GF too!

Serge & Sew

Visit our one stop quilting shop and buy our no-calorie Nanaimo Bar Kit! Sew up your own souvenir of Nanaimo.

Serious Coffee - Downtown

Downtown Nanaimo Coffee Shop

Serious Coffee - North

North Nanaimo coffee shop featuring homemade baked goodies and a welcoming atmosphere. Reservations taken!

Smokin' Georges BBQ

Every city worth its salt has a place that locals talk about…that place that serves up the best. That's US.

Tea Desire

Tea Desire opened their first tea store in May 2005. Tony and Heidi Aupers the founders of Tea Desire are experienced entrepreneurs. They bring Europe...

The Bold Knight Restaurant

We now offer a kids menu, some great Frozen cocktails, Bellinis, specialty Beers on tap plus daily drink deals.

The Buzz Coffee House

Come in and enjoy a latte or a cold refreshing drink and our take on a west coast classic - the Nanaimo Bar. Trust us - you'll love our version best!

The Nanaimo BAR

Fresh new place with great energy and phenomenal live music. Have a Nanaimo Bar cocktail or martini...

Wolf Brewing Company

Ask about how Wolf's "Dead Whale" supports whale conservation locally and get 10% off a Nanaimo Bar at a local eatery! Vancouver Island brewery.
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