#ExploreLocal to rediscover the flavours and favourites of Nanaimo! Enjoy a meal on a sunny patio or grab it to go and picnic at the beach. There are hundreds of unique, Nanaimo experiences open and ready to welcome you!

Stay Safe & Support Local Businesses

  • Maintain physical distancing from individuals outside of your social circle or “bubble”.
  • Follow good hygiene. Avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands regularly, and avoid touching your face.
  • Consider wearing a mask where appropriate and carry hand sanitizer for times when a sink isn’t available.

Wild Heart Adventures Sea Kayak Tours

1560 Brebber Rd Nanaimo, BC V9X 1P4

250-722-3683

kayakbc.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Facebook Page, Website

Social Distancing Options

Reservations required. Physical distancing protocols in place.

Splitsville

171 Calder Rd Nanaimo, BC V9R 6J2

250-754-2442

splitsville.ca
How To Order

Website, Walks-in welcome, Book online

Social Distancing Options

Every other lane open. Maximum groups of six people.

Sink or Swim Scuba

4131 Mostar Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 6A6

250-758-7946

scubananaimo.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping (maximum 2 customers). Curbside pickup available.

Romper Room

4385 Boban Dr Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V9

250-751-7625

climbromperroom.com
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Limited occupancy. Book online or drop-in. Masks required to climb. No equipment rentals at this time.

Nanaimo Dive Outfitters

2205 Northfield Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 3C3

250-756-1863

nanaimodiveoutfitters.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Guided diving and snorkelling available. Maximum four divers on the boat. Maximum six snorkellers. Household groups and "bubbles" only.

McNab’s Corn Maze

4163 Yellow Point Rd Ladysmith, BC V9G 1G7

250-245-0666

mcnabscornmaze.com
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Produce stand open. Corn maze closed at this time (check back in late August).

Jumping Jiminy’s

2980 N Island Hwy #400 Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V4

250-729-0999

jumpingjiminys.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Masks highly recommended. Maximum 25 children. Maximum 50 people.

EXIT Nanaimo

2-4890 Rutherford Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Z4

250-585-5391

e-exit.ca
How To Order

Call, Facebook Page, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Reservations recommended. Physical distancing protocols in place.

Eaglequest Golf Centre

1601 Thatcher Rd Nanaimo, BC V9R 1S6

250-754-1325

eaglequestgolf.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place.

Coastal Expression

1840 Stewart Ave Unit 101 Nanaimo, BC V9S 4E6

250-591-3021

coastalexpression.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Rentals, tours, and lessons available. Maximum six people for tours. Maximum four people for lessons. Please complete online waiver.

Brechin Lanes and Escapism Escape Rooms

1870 E Wellington Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 5X7

250-753-2341

brechinlanes.ca
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Reservations required. Every other lane open for bowling. Escape rooms reduced capacity with optional facemasks. Hand sanitizer available. Limited menu available.

Breakout Nanaimo

321 Wallace St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B6

250-591-9867

breakoutnanaimo.com
How To Order

Website

Social Distancing Options

By appointment only.

BCeBike

2334 Maxey Road Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V5

250-756-7669

bcebike.ca
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

By appointment only. Guided tours available: Gabriola Island and Millstone Valley.

Axe & Grind

225 Terminal Ave Nanaimo, BC V9R 5C7

778-441-0555

axeandgrind.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Call to book and sign waiver online. Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands upon entry. Maximum of 20 people.

Airhouse

4381 Boban Dr Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V9

250-585-8888

airhouse.ca
How To Order

Website

Social Distancing Options

Must register through website prior to arriving. Line-ups for certain activities. Masks available and optional.

Island Römer Adventures

We organize exceptional kayak and hiking tours in and around Nanaimo. Sea kayaking and hiking are excellent ways to explore our area, become mesmerized by the beauty of our coastline and discover wildlife big and small. Our small group-sized, guided tours are informativ

Nanaimo, BC

250 618 5415

islandromer.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Website

Social Distancing Options

Kayaking and hiking tours available.

Vancouver Island Expeditions

We create authentic, intimate and memorable tours that honour the culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Let us show you our backyard and help you discover the places that inspire stories that last a lifetime!

599 Sarum Rise Way Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7E5

250-739-9659

vancouverislandexpeditions.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Private tours only.

West Coast Helicopters

West Coast Helicopters is the fastest and most exciting way to see all the wild and untouched spaces of Vancouver Island and the West Coast. With bases strategically located in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port Mcneil and Bella Coola, we cover it all!

1985 Boxwood Road. Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5X9

250-754-5448

westcoasthelicopters.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Flights, charters, and tours available. Facemasks required. Maximum five people per flight.

Vancouver Island Whale Watch – Nanaimo, BC

We offer a world class whale watching experience with a focus on conservation and sustainability. We guarantee you'll see a whale, or your next trip is free! Join us on a 3-4 hour trip to see killer whales, humpback whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles, and more!

2-70 Church st, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4

250-667-5177

vancouverislandwhalewatch.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Tours available. Please book online.

Coastal Blue Adventures Ltd.

We are a family operated marine-guided adventure charter on Vancouver Island, based out of Nanaimo, BC. Coastal Blue takes you on fishing and exploring adventures in and around Nanaimo and the surrounding Gulf Islands an Sailish Sea.

2940 Jameson Rd. Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6W8

250-802-3166

coastalblueadventures.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Facebook Page, Website

Social Distancing Options

Fishing charter and leisure boating charters.

Sunshine Coast Air

The Plane is waiting to take you on a spectacular Flightseeing adventure. Soar over stunning coastline + islands. Explore glacier lakes, majestic waterfalls + snowcapped mountains.

Unit #7 - 90 Front Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7

250-591-1810

sunshinecoastair.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Flights, charters, and tours available. Facemasks mandatory.

Sundown Diving

Rated as one of the best cold water destinations in the world, Vancouver Island diving is without question unlike any other on the planet.Based in Nanaimo, we are only minutes from the Ferry Landing and Local Airport.

22 Esplanade Road Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Y7

250-753-1880

sundowndiving.com
How To Order

Call, Email

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping available. Charters and lessons coming soon. Maximum four people in the store.

Hub City Cycles

Hub City Cycles is a non-profit community service cooperative who’s purpose is to be a resource that nourishes the neighbourhoods of Nanaimo by providing affordable bicycle-centric services such as repairs, rentals, tool use instruction, and more!

12 Lois Lane Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B8

250-591-2159

hubcitycycles.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping and bike rentals available. Maximum one person in the store. Please call ahead to rent.

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.

35 Nanaimo River Road Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1S5

1-855-595-2251

wildplay.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Reservations recommended. Physical distancing protocols in place.

Nanaimo Golf Club

Nanaimo Golf Club is a well renowned and highly respected semi-private golf course in the heart of Vancouver Island. We offer a variety of affordable membership options and welcome public players to our course and practice facilities.

2800 Highland Blvd. Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3N8

250-758-2451

nanaimogolfclub.ca
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Public players may play after 1pm. Bookings required 48 hours in advance.

Cottonwood Golf Course

An exceptional course with a fabulous restaurant and patio. Come join us at Cottonwood!

1975 Haslam Rd. Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1T1

250-245-5157

cottonwoodgolfcourse.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Tee times required. Restaurant open.

Silver Blue Charters

210 Decourcy Dr Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1

250-247-8807

silverbluecharters.com
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place.

Invictus Charters

1890 Zorkin Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 5T9

250-667-3474

invictuscharters.ca
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Private groups only.

Go Fish Charters

3350 Coast Rd Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7

250-247-9291

go-fish-charters.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Website

Social Distancing Options

Private tours.

Waterfront Suites & Marina

The Waterfront Suites and Marina offers residence-style accommodation for guests visiting Nanaimo for business, university studies or pleasure. Originally designed as bachelor suites, our rooms are very spacious and come equipped with full kitchens and private balconies

1000 Stewart Ave Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4C9

250-753-7111

waterfrontnanaimo.com
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place.

Page’s Resort & Marina

Visit Page's Resort & Marina on beautiful Gabriola Island and you will be welcomed to secluded, fully equipped seaside cottages, a pristine campground surrounded by forests and offering ocean views, and a full service marina providing quiet nightly moorage.

3350 Coast Road Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1X7

250-247-8931

pagesresort.com
How To Order

Website

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained accommodation. Physical distancing protocols in place. Maximum one person in the office at a time. Contactless check-in. Washrooms/showers open to one family at
a time. Moorage available.

Make Cheese with Paula

2125 North Rd Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7

250-247-8635

makecheesewithpaula.ca
How To Order

Call, Email, Facebook Page, Website

Social Distancing Options

Small groups (people from the same household or "bubble"). Outdoor classroom. Must register in advance. Online store available.

Fredrich’s Honey Farm & Shop

2798 Cedar Rd Nanaimo, BC V9X 1K3

250-245-4214

fredrichshoney.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Website, Website preferred for orders

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping, pickup, and outdoor stand available. Maximum two people in the store. Free delivery on orders over $25 (from Parksville to Duncan).

White Rabbit Coffee Co.

321 Selby St A Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R4

N/A

whiterabbitcoffeeco.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in available. Online store for pickup orders.

View Oceanside Grill

70 Church St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4

778-441-4229

theviewnanaimo.ca
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

NEW LOCATION inside the Best Western Dorchester! Dine in only. Reservations required.

Troller’s Fish and Chips

10 Wharf St Nanaimo, BC V9R 2X3

250-741-1609

trollersfishandchips.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome, Call ahead for takeout

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout. Please wait to be seated and order on the dock.

Top Notch Burgers

70 Church St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4

778-441-4229

topnotchburgers.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, takeout, and delivery available.

The Vault Cafe

499 Wallace St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B7

778-441-2950

facebook.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

The Skol Pub

355 N Rd Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1

250-247-9988

facebook.com
How To Order

Call, Facebook Page, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and takeout available. Physical distancing protocols in place.

The Oxy Pub

432 Fitzwilliam St Nanaimo, BC V9R 3B1

250-753-3771

facebook.com
How To Order

Call, Facebook Page, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and takeout available. Physical distancing protocols in place.

Simonholt Food and Drink

6582 Applecross Rd Nanaimo, BC V9V 0A4

250-933-3338

simonholt.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in. Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Serious Coffee Hammond Bay

6357 Hammond Bay Rd Unit B Nanaimo, BC V9T 5Y1

250-390-0868

seriouscoffee.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

Serious Coffee Commercial Street

60 Commercial St #300 Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4

250-591-1065

seriouscoffee.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome, Call for takeout orders

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

Real Food

321 Wesley St Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5

250-741-0004

facebook.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome, Online ordering coming soon

Social Distancing Options

Takeout available. Online ordering coming soon.

Piccadilly Bistro

2367 Arbot Rd Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9

250-591-5516

facebook.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and patio seating available. Reservations recommended.

Penny’s Palapa

10 Wharf St Nanaimo, BC V9R 2X3

250-618-3830

pennyspalapa.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and takeout available. Takeout window with full menu. NEW expanded patio seating.

Noodlebox Port Place

648 Terminal Ave Unit 107 Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2

778-441-4494

noodlebox.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Skip the Dishes, Door Dash, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Takeout and delivery only.

New York Style Pizza & Pasta

299 Wallace St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B4

250-754-0111

newyorkstylepizzapasta.com
How To Order

Call, Skip the Dishes, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Takeout and delivery only.

Millstone Estate Winery

2300 E Wellington Rd Nanaimo, BC V9R 6V7

250-716-3549

millstonewinery.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping. Patio seating. Maximum 6 people per group.

Melange Restaurant

101 Commercial St #223 Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G5

250-740-0163

melangenanaimo.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in. Physical distancing protocols in place.

Mambo Gourmet Pizza

16 Victoria Crescent Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9

250-753-6667

mambogourmetpizza.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Takeout and delivery available.

Mahle House Restaurant

2104 Hemer Rd Nanaimo, BC V9X 1L8

250-722-3621

mahlehouse.ca
How To Order

Call, Email, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

Longwood Brewpub

5775 Turner Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8

250-729-8225

longwoodbeer.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome, Call for reservations

Social Distancing Options

Restaurant and pub open. Limited seating in restaurant, reservations recommended.

Longwood Brewery

2046 Boxwood Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W7

1-250-591-2739

longwoodbeer.com
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome, Order delivery online: www.delivery.longwoodbeer.com

Social Distancing Options

Patio tasting room, growler refills (new glass only), and delivery available.

Lighthouse Bistro and Pub

50 Anchor Way Nanaimo, BC V9R 7B5

250-754-3212

lighthousebistro.ca
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in on main floor, patio seating, and takeout available.

Gina’s Mexican Cafe

47 Skinner St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G9

250-753-5411

ginasmexicancafe.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome, Online ordering for pickup/delivery through the website

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, takeout, and delivery. Reservations recommended.

Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe

39 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3

250-714-0271

gabrielscafe.ca
How To Order

Call, Email, Facebook Page, Website, Walk-ins welcome, Order takeout online

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

Eve Olive Vegan Restaurant

102-5281 Rutherford Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 5N9

250-585-5337

eveolive.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and takeout available.

Drip Coffee Social

2835 Departure Bay Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 3X1

250-585-7747

dripcoffeesocial.com
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Patio seating, pickup, and delivery (Mon-Fri 8-3).

Dinghy Dock Pub

8 Pirates Ln Nanaimo, BC V9R 6R1

250-753-2373

dinghydockpub.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and dockside takeout available.

Ferry information: limited capacity, mandatory masks, cash fare only, exact fare appreciated.

Craft Fare

153 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3

250-591-6825

craftfare.ca
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and patio seating available.

Columbia Bakery Ltd

2151 Bowen Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H8

250-758-7219

columbiabakery.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, pickup, and delivery available.

Cold Front Gelato

60 Commercial St #306 Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4

250-591-7719

coldfrontgelato.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Takeout window.

Coach & Horses

321 Selby St Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R4

250-591-9450

coachandhorsesbc.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and patio seating available.

Cliffside Brewing

11 Cliff St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E6

250-591-0076

cliffsidebrewco.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Pickup available for online and phone orders.

Chateau Wolff Estate Winery & Vineyard

Subd. A, 2534 Maxey Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V6

778-441-2625

chateauwolff.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Outdoor private tasting tents (maximum 6 people). Shop open for sales.

Cambie Bar & Grill

63 Victoria Crescent Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9

250-754-5323

facebook.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Maximum 6 people per group.

Burnt Honey Dessert Company

96-3200 N Island Hwy Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1

250-585-1446

burnthoneydessertco.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Takeout window.

Bees Knees Community Cafe & Gallery

208 Wallace St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B2

250-591-5250

beeskneesnanaimo.ca
How To Order

Call, Email

Social Distancing Options

Takeout and patio only.

BarBurrito

648 Terminal Ave #102 Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2

250-591-2235

barburrito.ca
How To Order

Call, Skip the Dishes, Door Dash, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Takeout and delivery only.

Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant

550 Fifth St #205 Nanaimo, BC V9R 1P1

250-591-8353

babysalsa.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, takeout, and delivery available.

Asteras Greek Taverna

347 Wesley St Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A7

250-716-0451

asteras.ca
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, takeout, and delivery. Reservations recommended.

Arbutus Distillery

1800 Boxwood Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 5Y2

250-714-0027

arbutusdistillery.com
How To Order

Order online, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Tasting room now open. Store open.

Making and selling hand sanitizer.

Island Roots Farmers’ Market

Island Roots Farmers' Market is Nanaimo's only year round market. We operate May-October at Beban Park (4 - 6:30PM Wed) & mid-October to mid-May at Pleasant Valley Hall from 3 - 6 every Wed., except Boxing Day 2018. Products are grown, baked, made, or caught locally

5234 Sherbourne Dr Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2J8

250-816-5211

islandrootsmarket.com
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Online store and pickup available.

Canadian Craft Tours

BC company offering craft brewery and winery tours daily for private and public groups.

100 Front St., Nanaimo BC V9R 5H7

778-320-3409

canadiancrafttours.ca
How To Order

Call, Email

Social Distancing Options

Private tours 6-12 people. Masks required on the bus.

St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse

St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse is the largest seafood processor serving the sport fishing industry in BC and the largest tuna & salmon cannery in Canada. Well-known since 1961 for hand-packed canned seafood, natural wood-smoked wild fish, and Island-made seafood gifts.

242 Southside Drive Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6Z5

250-754-2185

stjeans.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping and curbside pickup available. Maximum two people in the store.

White Sails Brewing

Downtown Nanaimo's craft brewery, visit our west-coast Taproom and sample our award-winning brews. Grab a bite from our local menu, cozy up with a locally roasted coffee or pick your favourite board game and connect with Nanaimo's vibrant downtown community.

125 Comox Road

250-754-2337

whitesailsbrewing.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome, Roadside pick through website

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and in store shopping available. Roadside pickup available via online ordering system.

Wolf Brewing Company

Ask about how Wolf's "Dead Whale" supports whale conservation locally and get 10% off a Nanaimo Bar at a local eatery! Vancouver Island brewery.

940 Old Victoria Road Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6Z8

250-716-2739

wolfbrewingcompany.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome, Entrance separated by lounge and takeaway

Social Distancing Options

NEW LOUNGE LICENSE! Full pints now available.
Dine in, pickup, and in store shopping available.

The Buzz Coffee House

Come in and enjoy a latte or a cold refreshing drink and our take on a west coast classic - the Nanaimo Bar. Trust us - you'll love our version best!

1861 Dufferin Crescent Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 0B1

250-591-8310

thebuzzcoffeehouse.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and takeout available.

The Bold Knight Restaurant

We now offer a kids menu, some great Frozen cocktails, Bellinis, specialty Beers on tap plus daily drink deals.

1140 Trans-Canada Hwy Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6N6

250-754-6411

facebook.com
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, takeout, and
delivery. Please make reservations for dine in.

Hearthstone Artisan Bakery

Try the classic or Peanut Butter Crunch Nanaimo Bar. All made from scratch in-house. Come visit our little bakery!

50 Tenth St #115a Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6L1

250-591-9944

hearthstonebakery.ca
How To Order

Email, Walk-ins welcome, Prefer order via email

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping. Pickup by appointment (maximum one person in the store at a time), pre-order via email: specialorders@hearthstonebakery.ca.

Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar

Come enjoy our version of the traditional Nanaimo Bar, incorporating coffee grounds & pretzels! Visit us on Gabriola Island.

500 North Rd Gabriola Island, British Columbia

250-247-0008

madronascoffeebar.ca
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in and takeout available. To-go containers only.

Crow & Gate Pub

The Crow & Gate Pub replicates an authentic English Pub exactly like what you would find in England. Come see us!

2313 Yellow Point Road Nanaimo, British Columbia, BC V9X 1W5

250-722-3731

facebook.com
How To Order

Call for takeout, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

The Nanaimo BAR

Fresh new place with great energy and phenomenal live music. Have a Nanaimo Bar cocktail or martini...

#2-75 Front St Nanaimo, British Columbia, BC V9R 5H9

250-716-0466

facebook.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing
protocols in place.

Pirate Chips

Delicious Pirate Chips in Downtown Nanaimo

#1 - 75 Front St. Nanaimo, British Columbia, BC V9R 5H9

250-753-2447

piratechips.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome, Call ahead for takeout

Social Distancing Options

Patio seating and takeout only. Socially distancing live music on the patio Fridays from 6-8.

Mon Petit Choux

Delicious slice of heaven bakery/cafe, right downtown Nanaimo.

120 Commercial St # 101 Nanaimo, British Columbia, BC V9R 5G6

250-753-6002

monpetitchoux.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome, Call for takeout

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

Modern Café

Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo, Modern Café is famous for its Nanaimo Bar Martini. Yummy food and fun!

221 Commercial Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8

250-754-5022

facebook.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge

Offering a fresh local menu, Minnoz is your downtown destination for live entertainment every second Friday.

11 Bastion Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4

250-753-6601

minnoz.com
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Dine in available. Open for breakfast only.

Javawocky Coffee House

Independent coffee shop located along downtown Nanaimo’s seawall. Come in for a coffee/treat/chat! Best views in town!

#8 - 90 Front Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7

250-753-1688

facebook.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Dine in, patio seating, and takeout available.

Bocca Café

Old City Quarter Café featuring Traditional Nanaimo Bars, light lunches, coffees and teas.

427 Fitzwilliam Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3B1

250-753-1797

facebook.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Patio seating. Takeout window.

A Wee Cupcakery

Cutest cupcakes in all of Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Bar Cupcake is a local favourite!

407 Fitzwilliam St Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A7

250-591-0770

aweecupcakery.com
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Takeout only. Only one person allowed in the store at a time.

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.

4131 Mostar Rd #5 Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6

250-585-2258

smokingeorgesbbq.com
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Takeout only. Card payments only.

McLean’s Specialty Foods

Vancouver Island's premier cheese shop and specialty foods store. Over 150 kinds of cheese.

426 Fitzwilliam Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3B1

250-754-0100

mcleansfoods.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping. Physical distancing protocols in place.

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, and Honeymoon suites that offer the most modern technological amenities.

4898 Rutherford Rd. Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 4Z4

250-758-3000

thegrandhotelnanaimo.ca
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Living Forest Oceanside RV & Campground

53 acres of forested waterfront, with 300 spacious sites and premium facilities. Multi award winning park. Minutes to town, in a world of its own!

6 Maki Rd. Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6N7

250-755-1755

livingforest.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Office accessible via walk-up window. Cafe, Playground, picnic tables, and washrooms open. Enhanced sanitation protocols.

Old City Quarter Association

418B Fitzwilliam St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B3

250-754-8787

oldcityquarter.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Facebook Page, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Businesses in the Old City Quarter include: arts, history & culture, retail stores, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, bakeries, pubs, and festivals & events. Visit their website for a full directory.

Social distancing options vary by business. Please contact individual businesses in advance.

Newfoundland to Nanaimo

1B, 90 Front St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H7

250-753-9900

newfoundlandtonanaimo.ca
How To Order

Call, Email, Website

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping.

Lobelia’s Lair

321 Wesley St #8 Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5

250-753-5440

lobeliaslair.ca
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping and pickup available.

Gallery Merrick

13B Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3

250-754-7575

gallerymerrick.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping and virtual art exhibits.

Cayo Fashions

45 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3

250-591-1444

shopcayo.com
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping, pickup, and delivery available. Maximum three people in the store.

Flying Fish

6400 sq ft of cooking, living and giving! Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo, Flying Fish offers the best, the funkiest, the most fun and the most practical items you will need to have, share and gift.

180 Commercial Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G6

250-754-2104

flyingfishnanaimo.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping and delivery (Nanaimo addresses only). Maximum 12 people in the store. Online ordering system coming soon!

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 the Snunéymuxw (the name from which Nanaimo derives) people and then as a coal mining boomtown.

100 Museum Way Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5J8

250-753-1821

nanaimomuseum.ca
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

By appointment only. Self-guided and guided tours. Household groups and "bubbles" only. Admission FREE for the summer due to generous donation.

Vancouver Island Military Museum

British Columbia's Most Significant Military Museum. Canadian military history, on Nanaimo's historic waterfront, celebrating Canada's military history and honouring the service of our Armed Forces, R.C.M.P and Merchant Navy.

100 Cameron Road Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 0C8

250-753-3814

vimms.ca
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Facemasks preferred. Hand sanitizer and gloves available. Small group tours only.

Serge & Sew

Visit our one stop quilting shop and buy our no-calorie Nanaimo Bar Kit! Sew up your own souvenir of Nanaimo.

#105 - 6750 N. Island Highway Nanaimo, British Columbia

250-390-3602

sergesew.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping. Facemasks recommended.

Island-ish

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

4-1420 Wingrove Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1L7

250-585-1420

island-ish.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping and curbside pickup available. Masks are recommended.

Nanaimo Art Gallery

Nanaimo Art Gallery inspires and challenges our community through art. Exhibitions are excellent, relevant and are extended through dynamic programs. Art Lab, our space for learning, offers hands-on activities for all ages.

150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G6

250-754-1750

nanaimogallery.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Masks recommended.

Artzi Stuff

A gallery/shop selling locally hand made work by over 60 artists including owner Tanya Streeter. We sell silk scarves, hand printed Ts, prints, paintings and other wall art, metal, glass, wooden bowls,spoons and frames, jewelry and more!

2 Church Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4

250-716-8989

artzistuff.jimdo.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

In store shopping and delivery available.

Yellow Point Lodge

3700 Yellow Point Rd Ladysmith, BC V9G 1E8

250-245-7422

yellowpointlodge.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. BC residents only.

Silva Bay Resort & Marina

3383 South Rd Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7

250-247-8662

silvabay.com
How To Order

Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Jinglepot RV Parks & Campgrounds

4012 Jingle Pot Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 5P9

250-758-1614

jinglepotrv.ca
How To Order

Call, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained motorhomes and RVs only at the moment. No camping.

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo

809 Island Hwy Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K1

250-980-3925

How To Order

Call, Website, Walks-in welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite

4220 Biggs Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 5P9

250-756-0404

brannenlake.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Reception office, shop, playground, and beach open. Washrooms reserved for those who are not in self-contained units.

Value Lodge Motel

Value Lodge Motel is one of the largest motels located on Vancouver island. At our lodge we offer comfort at an affordable price.

736 Nicol Street Nanaimo, British Columbia

2507392426

valuelodgenanaimo.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained accommodation. Reservations recommended.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

The Best Western Dorchester Hotel is conveniently located right downtown near the bustling Nanaimo Harbour, offering excellent views, professional service, immaculate rooms and extensive hotel features for your enjoyment.

70 Church St

250-754-6835

dorchesternanaimo.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Long Lake Waterfront B&B

"A lakeside retreat in an old growth forest in the middle of thriving Nanaimo " Use our local knowledge to enhance your visit to Vancouver Island and use Long Lake as your base for day tours to Island destinations.

240 Ferntree Place Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5M1

250-758-5010

lodgingnanaimo.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Contactless check-in, private entrance, and enhanced sanitation protocols. Breakfast deliver to room.

Ramada Inn Nanaimo

Stay at our non-smoking Ramada Nanaimo hotel to get the most out of your trip to Vancouver Island. Our Nanaimo hotel near Vancouver Island Conference Centre offers easy access to the BC ferry terminals and popular area attractions.

315 Rosehill Street Nanaimo, British Columbia

250-716-2009

wyndhamhotels.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Port-o-Call Inn & Suites

Nanaimo’s best value motel! Total of 42 comfortable rooms Plenty of FREE parking Licensed Restaurant (Pier 97) on premises FREE Cable TV FREE in-room coffee/tea FREE in-room toiletries FREE in-room WiFi FREE wake-up calls Telephone and clock radio

505 Terminal Avenue North Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4K1

250-753-3421

portocallnanaimo.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained accommodation. Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Harbour Light Motel

Located 2 blocks from the Old City center, Harbour Seawalk, and “The Great Canadian Casino” at Port Place Mall. 28 rooms with a variety of bed combinations. Air conditioned. One 2 bedroom family suite with full kitchen. Small pets welcome at no extra charge.

200 Nicol Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2

250-716-5898

harbourlightmotel.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place.

Colonial Motel

Conveniently located near downtown Nanaimo, the Colonial Motel is within walking distance to the Departure Bay ferry terminal, Maffeo Sutton Park, and many other prime locations.

950 Terminal Ave North Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4K4

250-754-4415

motelnanaimo.ca
How To Order

Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained accommodation. Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Coast Bastion Hotel

Located in the heart of Nanaimo's Arts, Shopping & Harbourfront district, the Coast Bastion Hotel is Nanaimo’s premiere hotel and conference centre. Relax in Minnoz Steak & Seafood Restaurant and Lounge, and/or our onsite spa and salon.

11 Bastion Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4

250-753-6601

coasthotels.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Westwood Lake RV Camping & Cabins

Close to ferries, city centre, bus route, golf, bowling, bike trails, lake fishing and swimming, nature trails. Amenities incl. full/partial/unserviced hookups, wireless internet, games room, store, boat rentals, playground, hot showers and laundry facility.

380 Westwood Road Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6S5

250-753-3922

westwoodlakecampgrounds.com
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols. Self-contained accommodation.

Travelodge Nanaimo

Nice Rooms - Great People When you stay at Travelodge Nanaimo you can look forward to excellent service, a comfy room and a price that will make you smile. Located only 2 minutes from the BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal, and historic downtown Nanaimo.

96 Terminal Avenue North Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4J2

250-754-6355

travelodge.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained accommodation. Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Bluebird Motel

Bluebird Motel is centrally located just 5 minutes away from many of Nanaimo's favourite spots such as Terminal Park shopping centre (McDonalds, Starbucks, Cobbs Bread, TD Bank, Burger Kings, etc), Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Marina.

995 Terminal Avenue Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4K3

250-753-4151

thebluebirdmotel.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place.

Best Western Northgate

Located in the heart of North Nanaimo’s shopping district, the Best Western Northgate offers a warm friendly atmosphere with all the conveniences of a home away from home. Offering cleanliness and comfort in 72 newly renovated rooms.

6450 Metral Drive Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L8

250-390-2222

bestwesternnorthgate.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Reservations recommended.

Inn On Long Lake

The Inn on Long Lake is more than just a place to spend the night in our newly renovated guest rooms—your experience starts from the moment you step onto your own private balcony and let your gaze stretch across the tree-lined waters of Long Lake.

4700 N. Island Hwy. Nanaimo British Columbia V9T 4W6

250-758-1144

innonlonglake.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Buccaneer Inn

Closest to BC Ferries Departure Bay! Dave and Marlene warmly welcome you to our spotless clean, comfy, 1 bedroom oceanview suites featuring a separate bedroom and full kitchens with full size stoves and ovens. We also offer cozy and economical studios.

1577 Stewart Avenue Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3

250-753-1246

buccaneerinn.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained accommodation. Physical distancing protocols in place. Reservations recommended.

Mountainaire Campground & RV Park

This lovely 40 acre campground features 100 beautiful campsites, 52 of them fully serviced RV sites, that will remind you of the camping trips of your childhood. Venture out into the countryside, and enjoy the Vancouver Island Wilderness.

1092 Spruston Road Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1R2

250-245-1169

mountainairervpark.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Self-contained units only. Physical distancing protocols. Contactless check-in. Store open.

Vancouver Island Connector (Tofino Bus)

Pick up from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal

866-986-3466

viconnector.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Masks required.

Seair Seaplanes

1956 Zorkin Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 5T9

250-753-1115

seairseaplanes.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Scheduled and chartered flights available. Physical distancing protocols and mandatory facemasks.

Saysutshun (Newcastle) Ferry

Harbourfront Walkway (in Maffeo Sutton Park) Nanaimo, BC

250-816-0382

newcastleisland.ca
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Masks mandatory.

Protection Island Ferry

8 Pirates Ln Nanaimo, BC V9R 6R1

250-753-8244

dinghydockpub.com
How To Order

Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Masks mandatory.

National Rental Car

1602 Northfield Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 3A7

250-758-3509

nationalcar.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Pickup and drop off at office only. Maximum two people in the office.

Nanaimo Visitor Centre

2450 Northfield Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 0B2

250-751-1556

tourismnanaimo.com
How To Order

Call, Email, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place.

Miracle Mile Limousine and Sight Seeing Tours

7146 Vipond Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 6H1

250-713-3434

miraclemile.ca
How To Order

Call

Social Distancing Options

Limousine service and tours available. NEW winery tour.

Janie’s Got a Bus

1667 Chick a Dee Crescent Nanaimo, BC V9S 2P6

250-714-2855

janiesbus.ca
How To Order

Call, Email, Website

Social Distancing Options

Tours available. Physical distancing protocols in place.

Islandlink Bus

6540 Hastings St #337 Burnaby, BC V5B 4Z5, Nanaimo pickup at Departure Bay Ferry Terminal

866-986-3466

islandlinkbus.com
How To Order

Website

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place. Masks required.

Harbour Air

Unit 1A-90 Front St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H7

250-714-0900

harbourair.com
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Flights available to downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Airport (YVR), and Sechelt. Masks required. Charter services and limited tours available.

Gabriola Visitor Centre

#6-480 North Rd Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0

250-247-9332

hellogabriola.ca
How To Order

Call, Email, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Physical distancing protocols in place.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

3440 Shenton Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 5A3

250-751-1200

enterprise.ca
How To Order

Call, Website, Walk-ins welcome

Social Distancing Options

Pickup and drop off only available at Enterprise office. All business taking place in the parking lot. Please call ahead at least one hour in advance to allow for adequate cleaning time.

Budget Car Rentals (Terminal Ave)

33 Terminal Ave Nanaimo, BC V9R 5C4

250-760-7368

budget.ca
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Maximum one person in the office at a time. Call at least one hour in advance to allow for adequate cleaning time.

Budget Car Rentals (Hayes Rd)

2393 Hayes Rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 3M3

250-760-7368

budget.ca
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Maximum one person in the office at a time. Call at least one hour in advance to allow for adequate cleaning time.

Helijet

The newest way to get to Nanaimo is via Helijet! Daily flights to and from Nanaimo and over to Vancouver.

100 Port Way Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 0C7

1-800-665-4354

helijet.com
How To Order

Call, Website

Social Distancing Options

Flights available to Vancouver. Complimentary parking available for one week. Shuttle service available in Vancouver. Masks required.

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