Parks & Recreation Events

  • Winter Wonderland

    Dec 26, 2017, 11:45 AM

    Join us from December 26-30 for Winter Wonderland 2017 where the Frank Crane Arena is transformed into a fantasy setting and when skating sessions are only $1 or FREE! This is great for the whole family! See our online schedule for specific session times.
  • Dunk with Santa Aquatic Special Event

    Dec 23, 2017, 3:00 PM

    Be on your best behaviour with Santa in the pool...or show him how naughty you can be by trying to dunk him in the tank!
  • Skate with Santa - Free Admission Courtesy of Coast Capital Savings

    Dec 22, 2017, 3:45 PM

    Three sessions to choose from. Join us for a skate with Santa, prizes, draws and some hot chocolate and treats.
  • Christmas Donation Fitness Schedule at Oliver Woods Community Centre

    Dec 22, 2017, 10:45 AM

    Take a moment to stay active leading into Christmas and give back to the community at the same time. Attend as many of these dates as possible with a non-perishable donation to the food bank. Give a gift of good this holiday season while giving yourself the gift of health.
  • Skate with Santa

    Dec 21, 2017, 6:15 PM

    Three sessions to choose from. Join us for a skate with Santa, prizes, draws and some hot chocolate and treats.
  • Christmas Donation Fitness Schedule at Oliver Woods Community Centre

    Dec 21, 2017, 10:45 AM

    Take a moment to stay active leading into Christmas and give back to the community at the same time. Attend as many of these dates as possible with a non-perishable donation to the food bank. Give a gift of good this holiday season while giving yourself the gift of health.
  • Skate with Santa

    Dec 20, 2017, 6:30 PM

    Three sessions to choose from. Join us for a skate with Santa, prizes, draws and some hot chocolate and treats.
  • Christmas Donation Fitness Schedule at Oliver Woods Community Centre

    Dec 20, 2017, 9:15 AM

    Take a moment to stay active leading into Christmas and give back to the community at the same time. Attend as many of these dates as possible with a non-perishable donation to the food bank. Give a gift of good this holiday season while giving yourself the gift of health.
  • Christmas Donation Fitness Schedule at Oliver Woods Community Centre

    Dec 19, 2017, 9:15 AM

    Take a moment to stay active leading into Christmas and give back to the community at the same time. Attend as many of these dates as possible with a non-perishable donation to the food bank. Give a gift of good this holiday season while giving yourself the gift of health.
  • Christmas Donation Fitness Schedule at Oliver Woods Community Centre

    Dec 18, 2017, 9:15 AM

    Take a moment to stay active leading into Christmas and give back to the community at the same time. Attend as many of these dates as possible with a non-perishable donation to the food bank. Give a gift of good this holiday season while giving yourself the gift of health.
  • Starlight Skates

    Dec 16, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Our Starlight Skate is an opportunity to come out and enjoy our soft light "stars" and passive LED glow lights. This is a great night out for couples and families before dinner or before that "night out" with friends. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Beaufort Food Forest Work Party

    Dec 15, 2017, 2:00 PM

    Join City of Nanaimo staff and other members of the community to plant fruit trees and other understory plants that will contribute to the Beaufort Food Forest! Everyone is welcome!
  • Glow in the Dark Skates

    Dec 5, 2017, 6:30 PM

    Skate in our atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects! Held once a month on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 pm, at Frank Crane Arena.
  • Free Swim Session Courtesy of Coast Capital Savings

    Nov 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Join us for free swimming and skating sessions courtesy of Coast Capital Savings.
  • Starlight Skates

    Nov 18, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Our Starlight Skate is an opportunity to come out and enjoy our soft light "stars" and passive LED glow lights. This is a great night out for couples and families before dinner or before that "night out" with friends. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Star Wars Dive-In Movie and Games

    Nov 18, 2017, 3:00 PM

    Join us at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre to watch Star Wars Rogue One and participate in Star Wars-themed games and activities.
  • Free Skate Session Courtesy of Coast Capital Savings

    Nov 17, 2017, 3:45 PM

    Join us for free swimming and skating sessions courtesy of Coast Capital Savings.
  • Glow in the Dark Skates

    Nov 7, 2017, 6:30 PM

  • Halloween Howl Aquatic Special Event at Beban Pool

    Oct 27, 2017, 4:00 PM

  • Starlight Skates

    Oct 21, 2017, 7:00 PM

Special Events

The City of Nanaimo hosts special events year round, so check back here often or join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter as we are always adding more!

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If you are looking for community events happening in and around Nanaimo, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com and view the events page.

Clubs and Organizations in Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo is home to several clubs and organizations. From arts, social, sports or community, check out this Clubs and Organization Listing and see how you can get involved! Email askpre@nanaimo.ca to add your non profit group to this list or to update your organization information.

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