Nanaimo Bar Trail

2015 Nanaimo Bar Trail

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!
  • A Wee Cupcakery - 407 Fitzwilliam St. (Old City Quarter)
  • McLean's Specialty Foods - 426 Fitzwilliam St. (Old City Quarter)
  • Perkins Coffee Company - 234 Commercial St. (Downtown)
  • Serious Coffee - 300-60 Commercial Street (Downtown)
  • Serious Coffee - 6357-B Hammond Bay Rd. (North)

Specialty Nanaimo Bars

  • Maple Bacon Topped Nanaimo Bar & Dulche De Leche Nanaimo Bar - Smokin' George's, Unit 5- 4131 Mostar Rd. (North). Winner of 2014 Nanaimo Bar Competition!
  • Peanut Butter, Chilli, & more - Bocca Cafe, 427 Fitzwilliam St. (Old City Quarter)
  • Cranberry Nanaimo Bar - Yellow Point Cranberries, 4532 Yellow Point Rd. (South)

Organic/ Vegan/ Raw/ Gluten Free Nanaimo Bars

  • Gluten Free - Mon Petit Choux, 120 Commercial St. (Downtown)
  • Organic/Raw/Gluten Free - Powerhouse Living Foods, 200 Commercial St. (Downtown) or 6560 Metral Dr. (North)
  • Gluten Free "Not your Average Nanaimo Bar" - Riso Foods Inc, #15-7217 Lantzville Rd. (Lantzville)

Deep Fried Nanaimo Bar

Nanaimo Bar Ice Cream Variations

  • Nanaimo Bar Milkshake - Living Forest Cafe , 6 Maki Rd. (Mid June - Labour Day, South)
  • Death by Nanaimo Bar Martini - The Bold Knight Restaurant, 1140 Trans Canada Hwy (South)

Nanaimo Bar Cheesecake

  • Minnoz Restaurant - 11 Bastion St. (Downtown)
  • Longwood Brew Pub - 5775 Turner Rd. (North)

Nanaimo Bar Cupcake

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

Nanaimo Bar Spring Roll

  • Noodlebox Nanaimo (Port Place) - 107-648 Terminal Avenue (Downtown)

Nanaimo Bar Cinnamon Bun

Nanaimo Bar Fudge

  • Cabela's - 6902 Island Highway (North)
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - 148-6631 Island Hwy at Woodgrove Mall (North)

Nanaimo Bar Cake

  • Real Food Fast - 3-321 Wesley St. (Old City Quarter)

Nanaimo Bar Chocolate

Nanaimo Bar Cocktails/Alcoholic Drinks

  • Nanaimo Bar Cocktail - The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Rd. (North)
  • Nanaimo Bar Martini - Modern Cafe, 221 Commercial St. (Downtown)
  • Death by Nanaimo Bar Martini - Bold Knight Restaurant- 1140 Trans Canada Hwy (South)

Nanaimo Bar Tea and Coffee

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

Inedible Versions

  • Nanaimo Bar-burning Funky Monkey Bundle - WildPlay Element Parks, 35 Nanaimo River Road (South)
  • Nanaimo Bar Pedicure - Kiyo Salon & Day Spa, #2 -404 Stewart Ave. (Downtown)
  • Nanaimo Bar Recipe Tea Towels - Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way (Downtown) & Northfield Visitor Centre, 2450 Northfield Rd. (Central)
  • Nanaimo Bar Cup Cozy - Island-ish, #4 - 1420 Wingrove Street (Central)
  • Nanaimo Bar History Exhibit - Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way (Downtown)
  • Nanaimo Bar Benches - Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way (Downtown)

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...

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...

Yellow Point Cranberries

Follow the Yellow Point Road to our family-run cranberry farm, located just outside of Ladysmith.

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...

Cinnamon Joe's Coffee Window

Fresh Lemonade Iced Cappuccino Nanaimo Bars Event Catering Sweet Treats Mac 'n Cheese Artisan Bread Coffee & Tea


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

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

Real Food Fast

Lunch Restaurant located in the Old City Quarter: Fast Food that’s good for you!

Riso Foods Inc.

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

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Treat yourself to our handmade chocolates & confections in Woodgrove Centre Mall & in Nanaimo Quay Market

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.
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