Top Ten Things to Do

Top Ten Things To See & Do in Nanaimo & Region

Hilary Kayaking Gabriola Island
  1. Nanaimo Bar Trail - Follow a self-guided trail tasting variations of the traditional Nanaimo Bar dessert.
  2. Snorkel with Harbour Seals - Take a boat charter to meet these playful pups with one of two local companies: Sundown Diving or Nanaimo Dive Outfitters.
  3. Catamaran Cruise - Relax while taking in the sights, wildlife and action of the Nanaimo Harbour or take a wild ride on the open water via a real hovercraft!
  4. Craft Beverages & Culinary Tour - Book a culinary, craft beverage and Estate Winery experience with a local guide. Choose a local tour company of your choice! Vancouver Island Expeditions, Tracks Outdoor Adventures, Harbour City Transportation or Canadian Craft Tours.
  5. Historic Cannon Firing - May through September watch the cannon firing ceremony at 12 noon daily.
  6. Island Hopping - Take a short ferry to Newcastle, Protection & Gabriola Islands for unique culture, arts and dining.
  7. Artisan Trail - Drive the Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Trail loop visiting farms, fields and artists crafting one of a kind creations.
  8. Fishing & Crabbing Charter - book a local guide and catch fresh seafood to take back for a feast!
  9. Paddles Up - Rent a kayak, book a tour, a paddle board or a canoe and explore our protected waters capturing the perfect sunset.
  10. Nanaimo's Natural Wonders - Tidal lagoon at Pipers Park, Ammonite Falls, Sandstone rock formations at Malaspina Galleries, the Abyss Fault line & more! Check out our Parks & Trails and Outdoor Recreation pages for more info

BONUS # 11 Discover Downtown - Find quaint shops, heritage buildings, culinary experiences and attend an event in Diana Krall Plaza or the Old City Quarter historical district.


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Last modified: Jul 11, 2016   Page #: 161
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