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Nanaimo overview

Nanaimo is a friendly place, known for its oceanfront, and features picturesque views of beaches and islands. You'll enjoy Nanaimo's churches and port. Spend a relaxing day at Petroglyph Park and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park when the weather is nice. A stop at places like Bastion and Nanaimo Museum will create some memories. Nanaimo is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Nanaimo

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Nanaimo has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Nanaimo with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Nanaimo hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Nanaimo hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Nanaimo

Fly in to Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from central Nanaimo. Nanaimo, BC (YCD) is the next closest major airport, 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away.

What to see around Nanaimo

Outdoor activities such as boating, taking a ferry and exploring the port are at hand, along with attractions like:
  • • Ladysmith Marina
  • • LMS Community Marina
  • • Chemainus Marina
Its beaches, lakes and flowers are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Petroglyph Park
  • • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park
  • • Beach Estates Park
  • • Pipers Lagoon Park
  • • WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo
Here are some favourite choices:
  • • Bastion
  • • Nanaimo Museum
  • • Old City Quarter
  • • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
  • • Vancouver Island University

When to visit Nanaimo

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 10°C day, -1°C night
  • April-June: 21°C day, 2°C night
  • July-September: 23°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 16°C day, 0°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 14 cm
  • April-June: 10 cm
  • July-September: 6 cm
  • October-December: 15 cm
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