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Facility Rentals

Check out our reasonably-priced indoor and outdoor City-operated facilities available for rent! We offer spaces that can accommodate small to large groups. Contact us at 250-756-5200 or parksandrecreation@nanaimo.ca to discuss your event and find out what options we have. We rent indoor and outdoor space for:

  • Meetings
  • Workshops
  • Trade Shows
  • Weddings
  • Community Events
  • Concerts
  • Events in City parks

For smaller events (birthday parties, workshops, meetings) please use our Facility Rental Application.

Complete an Outdoor Special Event Application Form for large outdoor events.

To book large indoor special events, fill out an Indoor Special Event Application Form.

See our Book an Event at a Park page for more information on booking our outdoor spaces.

Getting married?

See our Wedding Brochure for information on having your special day in one of our parks.

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Other City-Owned facilities/amenities available for rent

  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Sports Fields
  • Lacrosse Boxes
  • Pickle Ball Courts
  • Performance and Special Event Venues
  • Trail Networks
  • Wedding Ceremony Spots

Other facilities available for rental

Check out this list of other facilities available to rent in Nanaimo.

Other City of Nanaimo facilities and parks

Visit the Nanaimo Facilities Search for information on City facilities.
Visit the Nanaimo Parks Search for information on City parks.

Facility Rental Information

Facility Theatre Seating
(fire regulations)
Functions with Table Seating* Approx. Floor Area
BEBAN SOCIAL CENTRE
Dressing Rooms10018' x 16'
Meeting Rooms (1,2,3,7,8)502035' x 24'
Double Meeting Room1004048' x 35'
Stage806456' x 30'
Triple Meeting Room1509072' x 38'
Lounge20012563' x 46'
Half Auditorium31520080' x 48'
Auditorium B & Lounge500325108' x 48'
Full Auditorium80040096' x 80
Full Auditorium & Lounge1090700159' x 80'
BEBAN CENTENNIAL BUILDING
Centennial Building625400125' x 60'
BOWEN PARK COMPLEX
Meeting Rooms 2, 3, 4101021' x 13'
Rooms 5, 6352536' x 25'
Bowen Clubhouse805050' x 24'
Room 1975044' x 28'
Auditorium30620074' x 52'
OLIVER WOODS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Hemlock Room161626' x 20'
Salal Room 1 or 3603519.5' x 43.5'
Salal Room 21298033.5' x 43.5'
Monarch Room 1 or 2805021' x 37'
Monarch Room 1/216010044' x 37'
Salal Room 1/2 or 2/320012553' x 43.5'
Salal Room 1/2/326016072.5" x 43.5'
GymnasiumsMax 128/Gym 1*Max 272/2 Gyms *Sports venue only
NANAIMO AQUATIC CENTRE
Jack Little Room A1006035' x 25'
Jack Little Room B1308035' x 35'
Jack Little Room A/B23015060' x 35'
NANAIMO ICE CENTRE
Sheet #1400 seatsNHL size ice sheet 
Sheet #2200 seatsNHL size ice sheet 
Meeting Room8816 x 8'
FRANK CRANE ARENA
Ice In2306 seatsNHL size ice sheet 
Dry Floor2906 seats  
CLIFF MCNABB ARENA
Ice In50 bleacher seatsNHL size ice sheet 
ACTIVITY CENTRES
Kin Hut Activity Centre855035' x 29'
Departure Bay Activity Centre27618065' x 54'
Rotary Activity Centre855043' x 23'

Free WiFi is available at Beban Park, Bowen Park complex, Nanaimo Ice Centre, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Oliver Woods Community Centre and Frank Crane Arena!

Last updated: September 2, 2021

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