City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined (“City Plan”) is our guide for how we will get to our future Nanaimo – a city that has the benefits we enjoy today combined with new opportunities. Currently the second largest city on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is growing and changing. More people are choosing Nanaimo to raise families, work, retire, and enjoy our city’s natural and cultural amenities. How the City addresses growth, while meeting its economic, social, cultural, and environmental objectives is the purpose of City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined.
An image collage of a few of the City Plan document pages
City Plan provides strategic direction for the coming 25 years on land use, Truth and Reconciliation, climate adaptation, health and wellness, diversity, accessibility and inclusion, economic prosperity, sustainable living, and more. Because cities work best when interdependent systems are considered together, City Plan unifies traditionally separate strategic documents to serve as Nanaimo’s: Official Community Plan (OCP); Parks, Recreation, Culture, & Wellness Plan; Active Mobility Plan; Transportation Plan; Climate Action & Resiliency Plan; Accessibility & Inclusion Plan.

Official Community Plans (OCP) are governed by the Local Government Act (LGA) and to become an Official Community Plan, City Plan was adopted by Council on July 4, 2022 as City Plan Bylaw 2022, No. 6600. To learn more about the process leading up to the adoption of City Plan – Nanaimo ReImagined click here.

Download City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined:

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined (full resolution)
slower download, high image quality

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined (low resolution)
faster download, lower image quality

Link to full version of "City Plan Bylaw 2022 No. 6600" with all attachments

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Executive Summary

City Plan - Nanaimo ReImagined | Backgrounder

Link to City Plan - Map Schedules 1 to 13

City Plan can also be viewed at the Service & Resource Centre at 411 Dunsmuir Street. Copies are available for purchase.

Contact Us

Community Planning250-755-4464

Last updated: September 15, 2022

Help us improve our website

Don't include private or financial information in this form.

Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at Please also see our Privacy Policy.