We have a myriad of activities to keep you occupied.
Our selection of Parks and Recreation activities is
great. Our new Aquatic and Leisure Centre boasts
western Canada's largest wave pool and a huge 48
person therapeutic pool. Beban Park has an
outstanding array of amenities including an
all-weather lawn bowling green, lighted tennis
courts, Pitch and Putt golf course, our community's
second aquatic centre, 2 arenas and lots of big
sports fields. Bowen Park is our version of Stanley
Park in Vancouver. There are great wooded trails, a
waterfall, duck pond, tennis courts, Seniors Centre
and lawn bowling.
Nanaimo is also home to the Nanaimo Regional
Hospital which provides services to the Central
Vancouver Island region. This full service hospital
provides all level of care and has attracted a
holistic collection of specialists. Most of your
medical needs can be met here however if you require
services that are not available in Nanaimo, both
Victoria Regional and Vancouver General Hospitals
are within very close range.
There are miles of great forest trails and oceanside
beaches and parks. One of our favourite places to go
is Piper's Lagoon. This park has it all; a great
beach, small mountain to climb and a lagoon to
wander around! You can toss stones into the ocean
and then watch some climbers practicing their
We also like to go out to Cable Bay Trail in the
winter to watch the Sea Lions hang out on the log
booms near Harmac Mill. These great lumbering
animals winter in our community and then spend the
summer in California and Mexico (they have the life
Buttertubs Marsh, Westwood Lake (currently our most
favourite park as it has a 6 km loop trail around
the lake and is a great place for a relaxing walk,
run or speed walking) and Morrel Sanctuary are some
of our other great parklands. For more on the great
parks in Nanaimo, go to the City of Nanaimo Parks
and Recreation site.
Nanaimo has quite a few indoor attractions to keep
you occupied. For example, The Nanaimo District
Museum is a great little place! They feature a new
Coal Mining Exhibit, restored steam locomotive,
miners cabin and their own secret little park with
great views of the Boat Basin and the Harbour. The
Museum also operates The Bastion. This Hudson Bay
Company Fort was built in 1853 and is a very
interesting piece of local history.
Nanaimo is home to some great cultural events and
venues. The Port Theatre offers an extensive
selection of plays, live music and traveling acts.
We have many other professional and amateur
theatrical companies including The Nanaimo Theatre
Group and TheatreOne!
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604 - 5800 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC
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