Posts Tagged ‘Nanaimo’

Row, Row, Row your boat….To Nanaimo!

Saturday, June 8th, 2013


Paddle up and saddle up to experience everything the beautiful City of Nanaimo has to offer. With one of the longest shorelines in Canada on one side and an amazing forested mountain backdrop on the other, the city of Nanaimo is a classic West Coast community, offering natural beauty at every turn. Go from a fun, recreational wilderness to a unique urban experience in just minutes.

Nanaimo is a very age-friendly town, offering activities for families, adults and seniors! Take your family down to the beach, or have a picnic at one of the over 50 amazing parks Nanaimo has to offer. Have a date night at the City Centre and try one of the many culinary adventurous and delicious restaurants. And don’t forget about Dad on Father’s Day! Woodgrove Mall is your official stop for some amazing presents to tell dad how much you love him – and while you are there, make sure you pick up something for yourself!

Tourists and City-Folk alike flock to many of Nanaimo’s great festivals including the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race (July 26-28), the Maple Sugar Festival and  The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival! Teams from all over BC and the US come to Nanaimo for a weekend of competitive races and celebrations on Nanaimo’s waterfront,  July 5th -7th. Did we forget to say, Admission is FREE!

Plan a couple of weekends to experience what Nanaimo has to offer, and that includes some amazing Bed and Breakfasts.  Amazing hosts, great hospitality and beautiful places will continue when you stay at a Nanaimo Bed &Breakfast. Make your weekend even better by booking a package special at a couple of local B&Bs.

Kennedy House

Flying Cloud

MGM Seashore B&B

The Whitehouse on Long Lake

Hammond Bayside Executive Suite Inn

Long Lake Waterfront Bed & Breakfast

Pine and Picket

Hammond Bay Oceanside

We look forward to seeing you in Nanaimo and an early “Happy Father’s Day” to all those Dads out there!

Music at Milner Gardens— perfection just got better

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Milner Gardens is on the east coast of Vancouver Island between the communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  It is considered one of Canada’s 10 best public gardens by Canadian Geographic Travel.  Its blooms are legendary and now there is an expansion of its summer “Jazz in the Garden” to “Music in the Garden”, adding a second performance of classical music the day before Jazz.  Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15, are the big days for getting both your eyes and ears dazzled. (more…)

Wildly Awash In Nanaimo

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society kicks off the 44th annual Nanaimo Marine Festival July 22, beginning four fun days and nights of great food,  fireworks, a kid’s carnival with harborside playdock and finally the main event: the “great” International World Championship Bathtub Race.  The Bathtub Race is a grueling 1 1/2 hour voyage circling Entrance Island then up and around Winchelsea Island and finishing at Departure Bay.  In past years it was a challenge just to get out of the choppy waters caused by hundreds of extra escort and observation boats.  Nowadays there are some pretty spiffy motorized tubs out there giving a new meaning to the word “whirlpool.” 

This year’s Nanaimo Marine Festival is a salute to the “Canadian Naval Centennial 1910 to 2010”.  The salute is also the theme of the festival’s “Sail Past on Wheels Fun Parade”.  (more…)