Whether you're headed off on a weekend trip or an extended adventure, it's wise to know some basics about Nanaimo before setting off.
Nanaimo lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the west of Vancouver, a prominent city.
You can forget about the star attractions — it's the locals that make a place tick. In this part of Vancouver Island, you'll find 85,000 of them.
Hotels in Nanaimo
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Searching for someplace to get some rest in Nanaimo? The Coast Bastion Hotel and Inn On Long Lake are some of our favorite properties in this area.
Places to visit in Nanaimo
Take a little time out from sightseeing to exercise and treat yourself to some leisure time at Brechin Lanes. Take advantage of its quality facilities and activities and make some like-minded new friends at the same time! Want some more ideas? History has much to teach us. Soak up the knowledge and better acquaint yourself with the past at Nanaimo Museum. And that's not all there is. There is something soothing about the waxing and waning swell of the sea. Unroll a picnic blanket, stretch out and admire the ever-changing moods of the ocean at Beach Estates Park.
Where do you fly into for Nanaimo?
There's nothing more exciting than arriving in a new destination. If you're heading to Nanaimo, there's every chance you'll be stepping out into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). It's about 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east of the main streets. Collect your luggage and get ready for a wonderful vacation!