Category: Nanaimo Bar Trail

Four Random Facts About Nanaimo

December 3, 2019

#1. You Can Dive Sunken Wrecks In Nanaimo Here’s a fun fact about Nanaimo you might not know: it is home to three fascinating wreck dives. In 1997, The HMCS Saskatchewan, a 366-foot navy destroyer, was sunk off the shores of Nanaimo to create an artificial diving reef. Subsequently, the Saskatchewan was joined on the ocean floor by the HMCS Cape Breton, a retired Canadian Supply Ship, now recognized as the World’s Largest Artificial Upright Reef. Later in 2005, the Nanaimo Dive Association sank a third vessel, the RivTow Lion, a retired deep-sea rescue tug. These three wrecks attract dive […]

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Original Nanaimo Bar Recipe

July 18, 2017

Bake our legendary Nanaimo Bars in the comfort of your own kitchen! In 1985, Nanaimo Mayor Graeme Roberts held a contest to find the definitive Nanaimo Bar recipe. Joyce Hardcastle’s recipe took top spot and is now Nanaimo’s “Official” Nanaimo Bar Recipe! Nanaimo Bar image by Sean Fenzl The Ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Joyce Hardcastle Bottom layer ½ cup unsalted butter (European style cultured) ¼ cup sugar 5 tbsp. cocoa 1 egg beaten 1 ¾ cups graham wafer crumbs ½ cup finely chopped almonds 1 cup coconut Melt first three ingredients in top of a double boiler. Add egg […]

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Five Foodie Activities for Rainy Nanaimo Days

November 6, 2015

Five Rainy Day Culinary Experiences Don’t get me wrong, I love throwing on boots and a rain jacket and stomping through puddles, but sometimes it’s nice to get out of the house for some rainy day adventures that satisfy without getting soaked. So, if you are looking for a few ideas on what to do on a rainy Nanaimo day, I compiled a DELICIOUS little idea list for you. Enjoy and #ExploreNanaimo’s culinary scene! 1. Pick up a copy of the Nanaimo Bar Trail brochure and check off a few favourites. Most of them are indoors and they pair nicely with coffee to […]

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