things to do in nanaimo: Fun Things For August In Nanaimo - 06/19/14 08:06 AM
Fun Things For August In Nanaimo
Before you know it our fall weather will be here, but it's not too late to soak in more of our wonderful summer sunshine.  Here are three fun things to do in Nanaimo in August that I think you'll enjoy:
The Canada Day 1 exhibit continues through the end of August at the Nanaimo Museum in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.  The exhibit lets you explore immigrant's personal Day 1 experiences, from Confederation through today.  These unique and shared experiences are expressed through oral histories, images and artwork.  Watching, listening and learning, you will find … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Fun Things To Do In Nanaimo In July - 06/19/14 07:53 AM
Fun Things To Do In Nanaimo In July
There's almost no reason not to be outdoors when July comes to Nanaimo!  Here are three fun July events that will get you out of the house and into our beautiful summer weather:
Come celebrate Canada Day on Tuesday, July 1st at Maffeo Sutton Park.  Sponsored by the City of Nanaimo the Canada Day celebration is free for all, and begins at 11 a.m. with the Celebration of Flags and Opening Ceremonies.  You'll find a multi-cultural food fair, the downtown farmers market, plus roving entertainment by Zigster the Trickster and the Vesta Fire … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Why Newcastle Island Should Be On Your Must-Do List - 05/22/14 07:01 AM
Why Newcastle Island Should Be On Your Must-Do List
Newcastle Island Provincial Park is a huge, 360 hectare island accessible only by boat.  It's a marine park rich in natural and cultural history where the entire family can hike the 22 km long trail system, bike or kayak, sail, picnic, and even camp over night.
Newcastle Island was used by the Snuneymuxw people for thousands of years, and is a refreshing escape right across the harbour from bustling Nanaimo.

In addition to finding the First Nation's presence and culture on the Island you'll also be able to explore the rich histories … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: How to keep your kids busy this summer - 05/22/14 06:50 AM
How to keep your kids busy this summer in Nanaimo
Here are three fun ways to help keep your kids busy this summer in Nanaimo:
Every Wednesday in June the Country Club Centre presents a free weekly drop-in playgroup for little ones and their caregivers.  Enjoy play, crafts, stories and songs with ECE certified educators from PacificCare. Activites appropriate for children 5 years and younger.  Stop by Country Club Centre at 3200 North Island Highway or contact Crystal Zhang at 250-758-1102 for more details.
 In July and August the Western Riding Camp is a 3-day camp for children aged 6 to … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Four fun things to do in Nanaimo this June - 05/22/14 06:44 AM
Four fun things to do in Nanaimo this June
Summer is finally here and things are really starting to heat up in Nanaimo!
Here are four fun things to do in June:
On Sunday June 1st there's the Paddle-A-Thon taking place at Long Lake in Loudon Park.  The money being raised will be used for a new community boat house and wash room at Long Lake.  Plus you'll find a pancake breakfast and BBQ concession when you're done with your charitable paddling!  Get more information at http://nckc.ca/news/
The City of Nanaimo is sponsoring Family Fishing Day on Sunday the 15th of … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Things To Do This April In Nanaimo - 04/03/14 03:58 AM
Things To Do This April In Nanaimo
The trees are starting to bud, tulips are starting to sprout, and Spring fever is definitely in the air.
After a long winter there's plenty to do in Nanaimo this April.  Here is a list of my top 3 favorites:
The 27th Annual Festival of Banners runs now through April 15th.  Professionals and amateurs alike come together from all parts of Nanaimo to create one-of-a-kind banners that liven up the streets of Nanaimo.  They're hung from the light standards the middle of May and are available for art buyers to take home in late … (1 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Things To Do In Nanaimo This New Year - 12/13/13 08:14 AM
Things To Do In Nanaimo This New Year
January is just around the corner . . . and who can believe that it's already 2014?
Here are a few fun things to do in Nanaimo as you ring in the New Year:
An artsy way to ring in the New Year is by taking in The Claim over at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. The Claim is a very interesting multi-media exhibition by Nathan and Cedric Bomford that continues the artists' exploration of Vancouver Island's history and geography.  The exhibition runs through January 4th and you can learn more about The Claim … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Things to do in Nanaimo in December - 11/26/13 12:22 PM
Things to do in Nanaimo in December
It looks like this Holiday Season is going to be better than ever!  Take a look at some of the fun events to see in Nanaimo this December:
The 15th Annual Nanaimo Art Walk begins December 1st and features the work of more than 50 artists.  You'll be able to visit the private homes and studios in downtown Nanaimo and the Old City Quarter, plus there are plenty of great restaurants in the area to check out during your visit. 
The following weekend consider taking the self-guided Homes of Note Christmas Tour of wonderfully … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Things to do in November in Nanaimo - 10/13/13 07:15 AM
Things to do in November in Nanaimo
Thanksgiving is over and done with and the spooks of Halloween are a pleasant memory, but there's still plenty to do in Nanaimo in November.
Here are 4 events that are worth taking a look at:
1.   The Nanaimo Pottery Christmas Show and Sale can help you get the jump-start on your holiday shopping.  You'll be able to choose from locally sourced clay from northern Alberta that's been turned into hand crafted mugs, casseroles, plates, serving dishes, wall hangings, tiles and much more.  The events runs from November 1 through November 3 and you … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Top Tourist Attractions in and Around Nanaimo - 10/11/13 04:54 AM
Top Tourist Attractions in and Around Nanaimo
When perusing around the internet for the top things to do in Nanaimo and surrounding areas, you'll soon discover the top five are all associated with being outdoors! And is it any wonder when in Nanaimo, you're just five to 10 minutes from being ocean side, lake side or mountain side? One local resident expressed, "just look at how amazing it is here." If and when you're in Nanaimo, make sure to slow yourself down, really look around you and experience your surroundings as the cool breeze blows on your neck, the majestic birds … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Fun Halloween activities in Nanaimo, 2013 - 10/09/13 07:43 AM
Fun Halloween activities in Nanaimo,2013
If you love the Halloween season here are a few activities you may enjoy:
 Something Spooky!
Nanaimo Museum’s Lantern Tours  There are hidden histories and even ghost stories connected with several downtown Nanaimo locations. - The tours take place after dusk so the tour guide will be carrying a lantern to illuminate photos. – The Lantern Tour will take participants on a walk through downtown. –Registration for the Lantern Tour is now available- please call 250 753-1821
Dates for the event are Friday, October 18th, 2013, Friday, October 25th, 2013, Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 
Corn Maze
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things to do in nanaimo: Things To Do In Nanaimo in October - 09/24/13 07:01 AM
Things To Do In Nanaimo in October
Fall is definitely in the air but there's still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the weather.
Here are my best tips for some fun things to do in October:
VI Motocross Championships, Round 13
This is a great family event with something for everybody.  October is a great time to watch some home-grown talent in all skill ranges from beginner to intermediate to pro.  The event takes place over October 5, 6, 12 and 13th.
Here's the link for more information: http://www.vancouverislandmx.com/racing/islandschedule
The Bachelor Event
Head on over to the Firehouse … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Summer Days and Exciting Nights Living in Nanaimo - 06/19/13 06:41 AM
Summer Days and Exciting Nights Living in Nanaimo
Nanaimo, British Columbia is one of Canada’s greatest treasures! This vibrant city located on Vancouver Island, has a lovely natural beauty merged with urban conveniences seldom found inland. The trails, paths, walkways along the shore all combine to create an outdoor paradise without comparison!
People come to Nanaimo for a variety of reasons, but many find reason not only to visit but stay! Why not? Nanaimo properties are surprisingly affordable.  The median home price for a home in Nanaimo is just $357,433..  With property prices beginning to recover across Canada, this might be … (1 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Things to do in Nanaimo in July & August - 06/18/13 07:34 AM
Things to do in Nanaimo in July & August
I love living in Nanaimo for many reasons; one of them being all of the choices I have in how I wish to spend my leisure time.  With the summer months upon us we have a cornucopia of events, festivals and activities to choose from.
If you enjoy being out on the water you can participate or watch the Save-on-Foods Dragon Boat Festival July 5th-7th  or The Silly Boat Regatta – Sunday July 21, The Nanaimo Marine Festival-July 26-28 and of course the world famous Bathtub Race on July 28th.
 
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things to do in nanaimo: Step Outdoors and Discover Newcastle Island, Nanaimo B.C. - 03/25/13 08:36 AM
Step Outdoors and Discover Newcastle Island, Nanaimo B.C.
Now that spring is bursting on the scene, Nanaimo is bursting forth in a flood of colours. That is the first indication that it is time to break out of the house and head to the many outdoor attractions. One trip everyone should make on any sunny day is Newcastle Island. Located in Nanaimo Harbour, this lovely British Columbian paradise is just minutes from downtown. But, you will feel like you have made a serious journey the minute you step off the Nanaimo Harbour Ferry.
Imagine, leaving from Maffeo Sutton Park near downtown.  … (1 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Nanaimo: Your Gateway to Natural Wonders - 03/20/13 08:19 AM
Nanaimo: Your Gateway to Natural Wonders

Nanaimo, British Columbia is home to 83,810 happy Canadians!  Located on Vancouver Island, it is just 55 Kilometers west of Vancouver via BC Ferries. Although this lovely community has all the amenities you might expect from an urban area, it also has something special, something connected to the untamed beauty of British Columbia.
 Perhaps it is the easy access the island offers to outdoor attractions like Tofino, Port Alberni, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park or Mount Washington ski resort.  Maybe it is the easy access that Nanaimo offers to other islands like Protection Island, Gabriola Island, … (2 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Things to do in & around Nanaimo in December - 11/19/12 08:52 AM
Things to do in & around Nanaimo in December
December is a festive time in Nanaimo.   Below you will find some of the many holiday offerings in the mid-Island region including Nanaimo, Ladysmith & the Parksville Qualicum area.
Nanaimo
VIU's 18th Annual Festival of Trees- running from November 19-30- Choose your favourite tree at this popular long-running holiday event. Highlights include a dazzling display of Christmas lights, decorations, and trees – many of which will be raffled off at the Festival.
Yesteryear Christmas
Nanaimo Museum • 100 Museum Way
December 15 • 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Experience an old fashioned family … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Nanaimo Clippers schedule for the 2012-2013 season - 09/13/12 04:01 AM
Nanaimo Clippers schedule for the 2012-2013 season

The 2012-13 hockey season is now underway here in Nanaimo.  This year the Nanaimo Clippers have a busy schedule.  Here is the full schedule for the Nanaimo Clippers for you to print out.  May they have a great season!
Below you will find ticket information on where to buy Clipper game tickets and pricing.
2012-2013 Single Game Ticket Pricing 
Adult                           $14Senior (55+)               $12Student ID Required   $10Children 6-12             $  8Children 5 & under    Free
 
2012-2013 Season TIcket Pricing
Adult                           $317Senior (55+)               $265Student ID Required   $209Children 6-12             $  99
 
  Tickets available in advance at Nanaimo Clippers office
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things to do in nanaimo: Things to do in Nanaimo in September - 09/06/12 04:00 AM
Things to do in Nanaimo in September
Fall is here, though happily it still feels like summer.  If you are like me; you want to hang onto summer as long as possible!  One way to do that is to get outdoors and enjoy our beautiful city. Some options include:
Nanaimo Harvest Festival – Saturday Sept. 15 – Old City Quarter Nanaimo’s second annual Harvest Festival celebrates all things culinary in a very colourful way! The heart of the Festival is a street full of educational displays and interactive presentations around local food issues such as sustainability, food security, urban agriculture, natural and … (0 comments)

things to do in nanaimo: Things to do in Nanaimo in August - 07/16/12 05:00 AM
Things to do in Nanaimo in August
August is a fantastic month in Nanaimo.  It is a time to get out on the water and into the community. Many of the things to do in Nanaimo this August revolve around the community.  Some options include:
August 17-19between 9am-9pm: The Vancouver Island Exhibition (Beban Park). The motto for this event is"Critters, squeals and ferris wheels" .  The exhibition has been around since 1894.  Some of the activities and events you can expect to see are horse shows, silent auction, livestock displays, a Kid’s Zone, goat milking demonstrations, Jack Russell terrier races, as well … (0 comments)

 
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