About Nanaimo

Nanaimo is proud to be known as "The Harbour City". This community of 97,619 and growing lies along the east coast of one of Canada's top island destinations and is the second largest urban centre on Vancouver Island. Visitors and residents often comment about how amazed they are by the natural beauty of the area, mild climate and the relaxed, yet energetic pace of the city.

Residents are very fortunate to enjoy the lifestyle that comes with living in this community.  For example, this city of greenspace has over 1,400 hectares of protected open space offering an abundance of parks and trails to explore. In addition, Nanaimo is home to many cultural and recreational opportunities with the popular Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, The Port Theatre, museum and art gallery. Not only that, a plethora of community arts, culture, sporting and special interest groups contribute to the diversity that is so prevalent here.

The City of Nanaimo has pledged its commitment to enhanced environmental stewardship with increased educational endeavours like the invasive plants removal program and improved recycling opportunities and recently adopted a Transportation Master Plan that will integrate improved mobility strategies.

With every imaginable amenity within its borders, stunning natural beauty and the home of many festivals and events like the Dragon Boat Festival and Bathtub Races, Nanaimo is truly a community that evokes pride of place and offers a lifestyle that is second to none!

For more information on what Nanaimo has to offer click here.

Last updated: February 19, 2020

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