Nanaimo

Known as the "Harbour City" for its incredible downtown harbour, Nanaimo is the second largest city on the Island and offers guests a myriad of activities and attractions.Acknowledged by professionals as one of the best diving locations in North America, the waters around Nanaimo cater to divers of all skill levels. Snake Island became the site for one of Canada’s newest artificial reefs, a remarkable dive setting, when the 111.5-m (366-ft) HMCS Saskatchewan was sunk in a 1997 project sanctioned by the Cousteau Society. Cameras are a must with the amazing array of sea life residing in the area around the reef. The world’s largest octopus on record was found here, and huge tubeworms range in colours from stunning orange to turquoise. Visit Nanaimo during the last weekend of July, and join the locals in celebrating the weeklong Marine Festival with the locals. Since 1967, Nanaimo has been host to the Great Race - that bathtub race that is! Each year contestants participate in the time-honored "Sacrifice to the Bathtub Gods" boat burning ceremony the evening before the race. The following day, racers head out from Nanaimo Harbour, around Entrance and Winchelsea Islands, and finish at Departure Bay. Other highlights of the Marine Festival include street markets, a parade, and the Festival of Lights & Music fireworks display. 

Nanaimo is located on Highway 19, 111 km (69 mi.) northwest of Victoria. Commercial airlines and bus lines both service the city, while BC Ferries depart regularly from Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals in Vancouver, and dock in Nanaimo. Population: 76,173 Elevation: 30 m (98 ft.) Average July Temperature: 18ºC (64ºF) Average January Temperature: 2ºC (36ºF) Annual Rainfall: 105 cm (41 in.) Annual Snowfall: 93 cm (37 in.) 

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Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, convenient and reliable scheduled flights between downtown...

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On Vancouver Island, named the Best Temperate Island in the World by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine...

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Brannen Lake Campsite is family camping at its best! This mid island campground boasts 40 acres of...

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The Best Western Dorchester Hotel is a charming boutique style "heritage"hotel with "centuries of...

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Whether your stay is for business, pleasure or a little of both, The Best Western Northgate Inn, a...

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Overlooking Nanaimo Harbour, every room features a beautiful ocean view. Located in the heart of the...

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The newly renovated Travelodge Nanaimo is conveniently located and within walking distance to the...

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Award wining property from Days Inn Canada for "2001 Renovation of the Year". 79 air-conditioned...

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The Park offers an island shoreline dominated by steep sandstone cliffs and ledges punctuated by...

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Ken and Anne welcome you to their charming self-contained basement suite/rental on beautiful Long...

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Closest Accommodation to Departure Bay Ferry! Your hosts, Dave, Marlene and Christopher. "Great...

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Lovely furnished suite available in a new Nanaimo home. Sit out on your patio and enjoy views of the...

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This brand new 932 sq. feet custom designed guest accommodations at Long Lake has ceiling high...

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Located in a renovated heritage building in downtown Nanaimo. Minutes from Nanaimo harbour with...

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Free Continental Breakfast Included Daily! All rooms with lakefront views & private balconies...

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Opening May 2009! Traditional ways of fishing and lodging with only personal attention in mind.

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"From Hwy19 exit #18 west on Jinglepot Rd or Hwy1 west at Comox/Bowen Rd. follow signs. Hot showers...

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Newly renovated, The Colonial is just a short stroll from Nanaimo's
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International Stage Lines is the Premier Charter Motorcoach company for the Pacific Northwest. You...

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Nanaimo's only oceanfront accommodation. 1 km south of Departure Bay ferry terminal, 2 minutes drive...

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A luxurious private lakeside vacation suite fully equiped with all the amenities of home located on...

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operating out of Nanaimo, provides whale watching, sport fishing charters, and harbour tours in...

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Diving,Ecotours,camping spend a day on the water aboard our 50' Yacht We are based in Nanaimo B.C.

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Full size and tent trailer rentals delivered to the campsite of your choice or you tow.

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Reliable, affordable door to door shuttle transportation servicing most of Vancouver Island. Give us...

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Central Island Adventure Tours offers guided salmon fishing charters and guided boat tours in and...

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Tranquil lakeside accommodation just minutes from Downtown. Quick access to all that Nanaimo has to...

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Your gateway to scuba diving adventure in Nanaimo. We provide all levels of dive training, air...

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Award wining property from Days Inn Canada for "2001 Renovation of the Year". 79 air-conditioned...

The newly renovated Travelodge Nanaimo is conveniently located and within walking distance to the...

Lakeview Homes has been providing Interim Housing, Rentals and Accommodation  to guests from all over...

The Best Western Dorchester Hotel is a charming boutique style "heritage"hotel with "centuries of...

Overlooking Nanaimo Harbour, every room features a beautiful ocean view. Located in the heart of the...

Whether your stay is for business, pleasure or a little of both, The Best Western Northgate Inn, a...

Brannen Lake Campsite is family camping at its best! This mid island campground boasts 40 acres of...

Relax and enjoy our million dollar views from every room. Luxurious Waterfront suites with private...

On Vancouver Island, named the Best Temperate Island in the World by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine...

Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, convenient and reliable scheduled flights between downtown...

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