Free Event Transportation 2022

Upcoming Events With Free Transportation

Marine Festival                                                                                                Saturday July 23, 9am - 5pm @ Maffeo Sutton 

Vancouver Island Exhibition                                                                                  Saturday August 27, 12pm - 8pm @ Beban Park


Marine Festival

To help with parking demand downtown and give options for alternate forms of transportation, this year's Marine Festival has FREE bus shuttles provided by the Regional District of Nanaimo! The shuttles will start from Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Woodgrove Centre to Maffeo Sutton Park and run from 9am - 5pm. There will also be a FREE bike valet provided by Capital Bikes in the parking lot of Maffeo Sutton Park from 9am - 5pm. 

FREE Shuttle (9am - 5pm)

Parking and Shuttle Locations                                                                 

VIU (Free parking available in parking lot N, shuttle pick-up and drop-off is located at the VIU bus loop) 

Woodgrove Centre (Parking available behind Walmart in the far right corner, shuttle pick-up and drop-off located at the Woodgrove Centre bus exchange) 

Shuttle Schedule                                                                       


Please be aware that during the morning hours of this event shuttles will be dropping off and picking up in Maffeo Sutton Park. Shuttles will return to their regular drop off and pick up location on Comox and Terminal in the afternoon. 

FREE Bike Valet (9am - 5pm)

This year the City of Nanaimo has partnered with BEST and Capital Bike to encourage community members to use sustainable methods of transportation to get to special events throughout the summer. 

What is a Bike Valet? Watch this quick video to find out!

Bike Valet Location

*** Please note that parking at Maffeo Sutton Park is only available for Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) patrons and for those with accessibility needs ***

Last updated: July 22, 2022

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