Castaway Motel Neon Sign


Manufactured in the 1940s and relocated from Florida in 1956, the Castaway Motel neon sign is the only remaining original signage on what was Nanaimo?s first motel strip along Terminal Avenue. Developed in response to the post-war enthusiasm for automobile vacations, Nanaimo's motel strip included motels and auto courts which, unlike earlier hotels, were specifically designed to provide ample automobile parking. Although the 'strip' still includes a number of motels, only the Castaway Motel retained its original signage.

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205 Terminal Avenue
V9S 4J4

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