Located on central Vancouver Island, Nanaimo with its natural beauty, attractions and activities, is waiting to be explored. The opportunities are endless. World-class diving; shopping, accommodations; arts and culture; hiking/biking/kayaking; and a protected harbour second to none make getaways for leisure, conventions, seminars, corporate travel, and tours that much more enjoyable.

Nanaimo is also the only all-purpose port city on Vancouver Island, with every facility required to serve both the commercial and recreational needs of business and tourism. The Nanaimo Tourist & Convention Bureau encourages visitors to use the city of Nanaimo as a home base for Vancouver Island exploring. It’s convenient and hassle-free. No need to pack and unpack here!

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.