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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 Rooms 10 0 18' x 16'
 Meeting Rooms (1,2,3,7,8) 50 20 35' x 24'
 Double Meeting Room 100 40 48' x 35'
 Stage 80 64 56' x 30'
 Triple Meeting Room 150 90 72' x 38'
 Lounge 200 125 63' x 46'
 Half Auditorium 315 200 80' x 48'
 Auditorium B & Lounge 500 325 108' x 48'
 Full Auditorium 800 400 96' x 80
 Full Auditorium & Lounge 1090 700 159' x 80'
 BEBAN CENTENNIAL BUILDING
 Centennial Building 625 400 125' x 60'
 BOWEN PARK COMPLEX
 Meeting Rooms 2, 3, 4 10 10 21' x 13'
 Rooms 5, 6 35 25 36' x 25'
 Bowen Clubhouse 80 50 50' x 24'
 Room 1 97 50 44' x 28'
 Auditorium 306 200 74' x 52'
 OLIVER WOODS COMMUNITY CENTRE
 Hemlock Room 16 16 26' x 20'
 Salal Room 1 or 3 60 35 19.5' x 43.5'
 Salal Room 2 129 80 33.5' x 43.5'
 Monarch Room 1 or 2 80 50 21' x 37'
 Monarch Room 1/2 160 100 44' x 37'
 Salal Room 1/2 or 2/3 200 125 53' x 43.5'
 Salal Room 1/2/3 260 160 72.5" x 43.5'
 Gymnasiums Max 128/Gym 1 Max 272/2 Gymns 
 NANAIMO AQUATIC CENTRE
 Jack Little Room A 100 60 35' x 25'
 Jack Little Room B 130 80 35' x 35'
 Jack Little Room A/B 230 150 60' x 35'
 NANAIMO ICE CENTRE
 Sheet #1 400 seats NHL size ice sheet 
 Sheet #2 200 seats NHL size ice sheet 
 Meeting Room 8 8 16 x 8'
 FRANK CRANE ARENA
 Ice In 2306 seats NHL size ice sheet 
 Dry Floor 2906 seats  
 CLIFF MCNABB ARENA
 Ice In 50 bleacher seats NHL size ice sheet 
 ACTIVITY CENTRES
 Kin Hut Activity Centre 85 50 35' x 29'
 Departure Bay Activity Centre 276 180 65' x 54'
 Rotary Activity Centre 85 50 43' 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: June 11, 2021

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