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Facility Rentals

Check out our reasonably-priced 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 space for:

  • Meetings
  • Workshops
  • Trade Shows
  • Weddings
  • Community Events
  • Concerts

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'
 Harewood Activity Centre  85  50  41' x 26'
 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!

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

Getting married?

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

Want to host a special event in City parks or facilities?

See this Special Event Application Form for the details we need to get from you.

Other facilities available for rental

Check out this list of other rental facilities available 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.




Last updated: August 15, 2017

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