Current Buy-In & No Cost Program Opportunities

This is where you will find programs available to industry through Tourism Nanaimo, Tourism Vancouver Island, and other industry partners.

We Need Your Ideas!

Tourism Nanaimo’s marketing campaign presents potential visitors with 360 ways to experience Nanaimo. We are having fun playing with marks and messages that symbolize navigation, degrees and finding yourself (or getting lost, your preference!)

But we need help from our community and industry partners, and it is easy to participate.

Send us your favourite thing to do in Nanaimo, along with your photo and business/organization name. (or if you are feeling shy, just your favourite thing to do is ok). We will use this content in blog posts and social media posts. Share with us by emailing

NEW Opportunity: Signature Experience

Let us help you promote your event or activity through the brand and message of our 360° campaign. Through social advertisements (see the following example), we share the experience you offer as one of the 360 ways to enjoy Nanaimo. Want more? You can purchase a blog/custom content about your business – we write and post it on

Contact Karen at to set up your ad and custom content, and to hear about pricing.

Festival and event organizers, please inquire about a special digital campaign to support your event.

2019 Nanaimo Vacation Planner Ad Sales Have Begun!

Ad sales in our 2019 Vacation Planner have begun. Our sales rep, Cindy Pollard, will be in touch with stakeholders to arrange for their spot in this 48-page guide distributed on BC Ferries. A 50% SUBSIDY is available to City of Nanaimo business license holders, thanks to the Nanaimo Hospitality Association utilizing MRDT funds. Please contact Cindy for more information and to reserve your spot.

Have You Got Your Free Stakeholder Listing Yet? features stakeholder listings, an ideal opportunity to gain exposure through our content. Website listings are free, and can be submitted via our online form.

The goal of the stakeholder listings are to drive consumer traffic to stakeholder websites. There are also paid display advertising opportunities available on the website. For more information on this or other advertising opportunities, please contact Karen: or 250-740-1222.

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