Come visit Nanaimo! Experience some of the most amazing scenic places!
Are you coming to visit Nanaimo on Vancouver Island?
Nanaimo is filled with incredible natural beauty and has such amazing places to explore. While visiting here, take a leisurely stroll down to harbourfront walk . It easily accessed through Maffeo Sutton Park. The harbour walkway has been undergoing expansion and will be one of Vancouver Island’s longest city walkways . It will showcase over 13 km of paved paths to walk and explore and you can meander into some of the wonderful local bistros; pubs, restaurants and quaint shops. You will be mesmerized by the ocean views. The inner harbour has lots of marine life such as bald eagles, harbour seals, otters and more.
In Nanaimo’s city harbour is where you can take a water taxi over to explore New Castle Island. It is a very large sandstone island; where you can hike or cycle on the vast trail system through the island. Perhaps pack a family picnic and sit and enjoy some of the most magnificent panoramic views of the area. You may have the serendipitous opportunity to personally see migrating killer whales, as they pass by in the Straight. Seals, eagles and other marine life are readily visible throughout the summer months. Learn more about the city’s interesting history as a coal mining community many decades ago.
Vancouver Island Whale Watch is a Nanaimo, locally owned and operated whale watching tour company. They have daily 3-4 hour whale watching tours departing daily from downtown, April – October, with a guarantee that you will see a whale or your next trip is free. Vancouver Island Whale Watch is our local favourite company! Jilann is a wealth of knowledge and she will make a donation on each seat sold to our local marine conservation initiatives. Please check them out and support local. Ask Lakeview to book your excursion!
How about an amazing jaunt over to the rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island! Tofino and Ucluelet have some really great adventures to explore! You can enjoy whale watching or bear watching tour there also, be sure to check out Jamie’s Whale Watching or Ocean Outfitters.
” One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are “. ~ Edith Wharton
Free Guides for Activities in Nanaimo
Lakeview Rental Homes wants to help you make the most out of your visit. We have numerous free resources that we would like to pass along to you. Select a guide below or, view a complete list of all the guides and resources we offer on our Contact Us page.