Short Videos Feature a "Seagull Eye" Aerial View of Nanaimo's Heritage Buildings

Videos Provide a New Perspective on Downtown's Built Heritage


The City of Nanaimo is releasing a series of ten short videos through its website, YouTube channel and Facebook page featuring a "Seagull Eye" aerial view of Nanaimo's heritage buildings. The videos are intended to promote awareness of Nanaimo's built heritage with each building being featured from an unique aerial perspective.

Produced by Arrowsmith Aerial Photography for the City of Nanaimo, each video is approximately 60 seconds long. A new video in the series will be released every two weeks, starting November 4th and ending March 10th, in the following sequence:

1) Bastion (98 Front Street)

2) Great National Land Building (5-17 Church Street)

3) Nanaimo Court House (31-35 Front Street)

4) Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Station (321 Selby Street)

5) Earl Block (2-4 Church Street)

6) Nanaimo City Hall (455 Wallace Street)

7) Ashlar Lodge Masonic Temple (101 Commercial Street)

8) Globe Hotel (25 Front Street)

9) Nanaimo Fire Hall No. 2 (34 Nicol Street)

10) St. Andrew's United Church (315 Fitzwilliam Street)

Strategic Link: The heritage building aerial videos further the goals of the City's Cultural Vitality Community Value (promoting Nanaimo's arts, creativity, heritage, cultural traditions, and community wellness).

Key Points

  • Starting Friday, November 4, a new heritage building aerial video will be posted every two weeks.
  • Each video is intended to promote awareness of Nanaimo's built heritage in a fun and dynamic way.


"The aerial videos in this series provide an interesting and unique new way to view some of Nanaimo's most important historical buildings. Captured via drone, the videos are a great way to see Nanaimo's oldest, and most historically important buildings, in a fresh new way."

Culture & Heritage Planner
City of Nanaimo


Chris Sholberg
Culture & Heritage Planner
City of Nanaimo

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