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City of Nanaimo Blog

Welcome to the City of Nanaimo Blog. Here you'll find stories about interesting and unique people, places and activities around Nanaimo. Articles are currently put together by employees from various departments.

  • Identify & remove invasive plants

    The spread of invasive plants has become a major concern for ecologists, naturalists, residents and land managers across British Columbia. An invasive plant is a non-native plant that has the … more

  • Favourite Family Dog Walks

    In honour of National Puppy Day today (March 23), I wanted to share a few of our favourite family dog walks. Having a dog has its challenges but there are many benefits as well! One benefit is the … more

  • Hometown Hockey Memorable Moments

    Hosting Rogers Hometown Hockey in Nanaimo inspired an outdoor ice rink, zip line, fireworks, Snuneymuxw salmon feast, cheer competition and much, much more. Over 12,000 people came down to Maffeo … more

  • Active Life: Plenty of ways to play

    ACTIVE LIFE is a monthly series in the Nanaimo News Bulletin contributed by City of Nanaimo Staff.

    I don’t usually brag, but I am more than happy to tell others about how proud I am to live in … more

    Topic: Parks, Recreation & Environment

  • Active Life: Take a moment

    For the last year, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Environment has been using the tagline “Take a Moment” to encourage residents to take a bit of time now and then and do … more

  • Making Hockey Memories in Nanaimo

    Are you a long time Nanaimo-ite with fond memories of playing hockey in Nanaimo? For some of you, it might have been a scrub game on Long Lake in the winter or perhaps cheering on the first season of … more

  • Hometown Hockey Comes to Nanaimo!

    Exciting news, Nanaimo! Our community has been chosen as a stop on the third season of Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour! A total of 24 towns and cities across Canada will host this fun, community-focused … more

    Topic: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour

  • Fall Events with Parks and Rec

    Can you feel fall creeping in already? The days are getting shorter, nights cooler and routines are getting back to, well, routine. The Parks and Recreation department has a variety of fall events to … more

    Topic: Parks, Recreation & Environment

  • Wanted: Your feedback!

    A complete community along Nanaimo's south downtown waterfront...An active, thriving community...A safe city...a sustainable municipality...a healthy Nanaimo. What do these mean to you?

    City Council … more

    Topic: City Hall

  • Summer Fun in the City!

    It's hard to believe June has already arrived! The days are getting longer, soon kids will be out of school for the summer and we will be venturing outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather. Parks, … more

    Topic: Parks, Recreation & Environment

  • Learning with Other Municipalities

    Last week, I headed to Winnipeg to attend two important national municipal conferences, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference and the Canadian Association of Municipal … more

    Topic: CAO's Blog

  • Core Service Review Completed!

    After much anticipation and hard work, the City of Nanaimo’s long-awaited Core Services Review has officially arrived on our desks. The Review is a promise kept by this Council, and I’d … more

    Topic: CAO's Blog

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