Hey everyone! I have some very exciting news. I was given the opportunity to go whale watching in Victoria with Orca Spirit Adventures and see a beautiful Humpback whale! Now some of you may be thinking, wait isn’t this an #ExploreNanaimo blog? Why yes it is, and this is one of the many day trips you can take with Nanaimo as your base camp! We set out from Nanaimo in the morning to catch the noon boat out of Victoria’s downtown harbour to go whale watching with Orca Spirit Adventures. My friend and I made it just in the nick of time […]
Up Up and Away with Sunshine Coast Air!
Hey y’all! I’m back for round 2 of being a Visitor Information Counsellor this summer (I LOVE it!) and today I’m gonna share with you our adventures in Flightseeing with Sunshine Coast Air. My co-worker Jenna and I got to go a few weeks ago with some visitors from Germany. TBH (to be honest), I was a little bit nervous as I’m not a huge fan of flying. However, I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable I felt and how extremely excited I was once we got down to the docks and ready to board the plane. It was kind of funny; I […]
Deutsche Geheimtips in Nanaimo (German Tips in Nanaimo)
Helga here! Germans are famous for their beer, sausages, and cars. But every German living here will tell you the one thing they miss is the German bread. I’ve lived in Nanaimo for four years and I am still perfecting the German homemade bread baking. Luckily we have the Columbia Bakery on Bowen Rd. So whether you’re craving a German rye bread, a traditional Pretzel (German: Brezel) or some sweet treats, this bakery should definitely be on your radar. The Brezeln are extremely popular and you need to be quick if you want to get one, or order ahead of […]
What's Up This Week: The 2014 BC Summer Games!
It’s finally here! After what seems like ages of planning and strategizing and preparing, the BC Summer Games are finally upon us! The 2014 BC Summer Games, held throughout the city of Nanaimo, will welcome participants from all across BC including the Kootenays, Thompson-Okanagan, Fraser Valley, Fraser River Delta, Vancouver-Squamish, North West, Cariboo-North East, and Vancouver Island-Central Coast! Premier W.R. Bennett, who originally envisioned the games, believed in providing “an opportunity to bring all parts of BC together, large and small communities, in the spirit of sport and friendship”. The first BC Summer Games took place in 1978, which were […]
HitchtheIsland: Share the Drive on Vancouver Island!
For five days of the week, I commute from Parksville to Nanaimo for work. I’m lucky enough to live with someone who I can share that ride with – being able to carpool not only helps cut down on gas emissions, but is also easier on the wallet. But what about people who commute and/or travel around the island who don’t know anyone they can carpool with? Or people who are looking to visit Tofino or Victoria for the weekend, but have no car? Picking up hitchhikers is illegal on the Island, so what other economical alternatives are there for people […]
What's Up This Week!
Happy Monday! Here are a few of the events and happenings coming up this week in Nanaimo: Wednesday, July 9th: Bowen Road Farmers’ Market, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Beban Fairgrounds Wine Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, ACMe Café Thursday, July 10th: Live at Longwood! Live acoustic music every Thursday night! 8:00pm, Longwood Brew Pub Friday, July 11th: Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Pioneer Waterfront Plaza Friday Evening Market, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Diana Krall Plaza Saturday, July 12th: Gabriola Island Farmers’ Market, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Gabriola AGI Hall at the Corner of North and South Rd. Sunday, July 13th: Cedar Farmers’ Market, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Crow […]
Beat the Heat with Swimming Pools in Nanaimo!
Now that school is out everyone is looking for something to do with their youngin’s with all of their newly found free time! Well look no farther! Nanaimo have numerous amounts of family friendly activities to fill your summer days up with! In addition to all of our parks and play grounds, Nanaimo has three pools to go and cool down in on our, soon be hot, summer days! Kin Pool is our only public outdoor pool in Nanaimo! It is open for the summer season and offers swimming lessons in the great outdoors, so you can get some sun […]
What's Up This Week!
Hello Everyone! June is finally upon us and that means summers coming! Yay! Here are a few of the events and happenings coming up this week: Wednesday, June 4th: Bowen Road Farmers’ Market, 4:00pm – 6:30pm,Beban Fairgrounds Thursday, June 5th: Friday, June 6th: Indiekor in Concert 7:30pm, St. Andrew’s United Church Moonbound! in Nanaimo Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm, Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Pioneer Waterfront Plaza Friday Evening Market, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Diana Krall Plaza Saturday, June 7th: Gabriola Island Farmers Market, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Gabriola AGI Hall at the […]