Explore the flavours of the world at the heart of the Island. Our rich heritage has produced the perfect combination of classic techniques with local twists, and nouveau flavours steeped in homegrown ingredients.
Come to Nanaimo to enjoy delicious entrées from local kitchens, seasoned with experience and presented with panache. We have world-class fine dining options, quirky diners serving down-home favourites, traditional Coast Salish fare on Saysutshun plus floating restaurants with the freshest seafood, sushi shops, street vendors, and cultural experiences that bring you to their homeland for a dish or two.
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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.
Follow the Yellow Point Road to our family-run cranberry farm, located just outside of Ladysmith.
Visit Nanaimo Noodlebox downtown at Port Place.
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!
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.
Offering a fresh local menu, Minnoz is your downtown destination for live entertainment every second Friday.
A farm to table restaurant highlighting classic technique with an eclectic menu from diverse ethnicities. Also featuring an extensive wine and cocktail list.
Page Point offers cozy accommodations, an amazing waterfront & full service marina. Open all year.
Fredrich's Honey has been producing honey, pollen & propolis on Vancouver Island since 1966. Theo Sr. started the farm with his brother Erwin. Now Theo Jr runs the bee business and things couldn't bee sweeter!
Days Inn Harbourview is centrally located in the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
Every city worth its salt has a place that locals talk about…that place that serves up the best. That's US.
Specialty coffees, homemade food, baked goods, catering & retail. Come and see “where friends meet” in Cedar!
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!
Cutest cupcakes in all of Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Bar Cupcake is a local favourite!
The Mahle House is situated in a restored 1904 Heritage home in Cedar. Casual Fine Dining.
Only 20 minutes from the city of Nanaimo, Gabriola Island (population ~4,200) casts spells across layers of time. Its sandstone geology studs the coast with dramatic rock formations.
We feature locally grown produce, ethically raised meat, seafood, potted plants, fresh cut flowers, pottery, jewelry, food trucks, hot locally-roasted coffee, home-made ice cream, all-natural bath & beauty care, home decor, and so much more!
Shop, dine and relax in Nanaimo’s historic Old City Quarter featuring a mix of unique retail shops, restaurants and services. Here the pace of life is relaxed and you will be greeted by friendly merchants and locals alike.
Gina's Mexican Cafe is a fun and funky Nanaimo landmark serving up fantastic food, great Margaritas and good times! The place where memories are made!
Come enjoy our version of the traditional Nanaimo Bar, incorporating coffee grounds & pretzels! Visit us on Gabriola Island.
With over 17 wineries, 20 Craft Breweries & 10 Distilleries on Vancouver Island, there is something for everyone. Public and Private tours daily consisting of 3+ of your favourite venues!
Tracks Outdoor Adventures INC, locally owned and operated tour company in Nanaimo since 2001. Offering authentic, personable tour experiences in Nanaimo &Vancouver Island. History & Cultural, Wine &Culinary, Nature Sightseeing.
Visit our 50,000sq foot North Nanaimo location - best Nanaimo Bar Fudge in Nanaimo!
Local, family-owned and operated craft brewery.
Authentic Mexican dishes with a west coast flair. Customers from all over are drawn to the harbour, to enjoy the fresh summer breezes on our licensed floating patio. Our Tasty Tacos and Fresh-Squeezed Lime Margaritas will transport you to a warm tropical vacation.
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.
Coffee shop downtown Nanaimo. A great place to meet for lunch.
Island Roots Farmers' Market is Nanaimo's only year round market. Visit us Wednesdays from 2-6pm weekly. Located outdoors from May-October and indoors from October-May at Beban Park Centennial Building.
Old City Quarter Café featuring Traditional Nanaimo Bars, light lunches, coffees and teas.
Raw, vegan, gluten free, FRESH. Visit our website to see locations.
Brewery, Tasting Room and Picnic Patio.
Independent coffee shop located along downtown Nanaimo’s seawall. Come in for a coffee/treat/chat! Best views in town!
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!
We now offer a kids menu, some great Frozen cocktails, Bellinis, specialty Beers on tap plus daily drink deals.
Delicious slice of heaven bakery/cafe, right downtown Nanaimo.
Great dining, passionate people, local ingredients & classic technique. Liquor, patio, brick oven. Bakery; GF too!
North Nanaimo coffee shop featuring homemade baked goodies and a welcoming atmosphere. Reservations taken!
West coast creativity built on a solid foundation of European tradition equals great beer.
Shelter Point Distillery makes Artisan Whisky, Vodka and Liqueur on a 380-acre seaside farm in Oyster River. We have always prided ourselves on quality over quantity, coexisting with nature and sourcing locally.
Liquor Store hours: 9 am to 11 pm 7 days a week.
Kitchen hours: 10 am-10 pm Sunday and 11am-12 pm Monday.
The Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market is one of the youngest markets on the island, being only in it's eleventh year. From a beginning of only a few vendors, we have grown to become a market of over fifty full time vendors, and many drop ins.
Tea Desire opened their first tea store in May 2005. Tony and Heidi Aupers the founders of Tea Desire are experienced entrepreneurs. They bring European and Canadian market experience to their tea stores where they stock the finest loose leaf teas and tea ware.
Speciality small-batch ice cream and macaron shop at Country Club Centre! All treats made in house with love.
Cowichan Valley winery and craft brewery tours and destinations. We tour Vancouver Island daily, year round.
Harbour City Bingo Nanaimo $15 for 2 hours of fun! Call 250754-1421 ext 2 for Jackpot Amounts. Must be 19+
Vancouver Island's premier cheese shop and specialty foods store. Over 150 kinds of cheese.
The Crow & Gate Pub replicates an authentic English Pub exactly like what you would find in England. Come see us!
Delicious Pirate Chips in Downtown Nanaimo
Try the classic or Peanut Butter Crunch Nanaimo Bar. All made from scratch in-house. Come visit our little bakery!
Fresh new place with great energy and phenomenal live music. Have a Nanaimo Bar cocktail or martini...
Learn how to handcraft your own cheeses. Using readily available products Paula demystifies the science and process of crafting cheeses. Paula's classes are comprehensive, delicious and a truly unique experience not to mention a lot of fun!
Fresh and local West Coast cuisine combined with in-house handcrafted Ales and Lagers, all served up in a warm & friendly atmosphere. Longwood Brew Pub is central Vancouver Island’s first Brew Pub and Nanaimo’s favourite rendezvous destination.
Our customers say, we have the healthiest yet most delicious food, drinks and treats in town. Everything is made from scratch. At the Bee's Knees, we offer a very unique selection in a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant stands proud as the "jewel in the crown" of Longwood Station.
Bodacious provides you with beautiful and luxurious fashions in sizes 10 to a curvy 24! Perfect fit, flattering styles,and oh-so-comfy fabrics! Joseph Ribkoff, Parsley & Sage, Grizas...
Turn this treat into a healthy indulgence! Custom cooking classes, flexible locations. Join us!
SIMONHOLT is a locally operated restaurant in Nanaimo's north end, priding itself on delicious food from our mainly 'from scratch' kitchen, an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service
Boutique winery and vineyard.
Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo, Modern Café is famous for its Nanaimo Bar Martini. Yummy food and fun!
BC company offering craft brewery and winery tours daily for private and public groups.