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Best things to do in Nanaimo

Gift Shop
“Great assortment of stores including the Bay, Guava, Bootlegger, Urban Planet etc. Also has a great food court, little playground for kids, stores that have useful amenities (e.g. Walmart)”
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Park
“Gorgeous place to walk, not swim, a great little place to get married perhaps?”
31local recommendations
Theater
“Some amazing events and concerts are held here, only 20-25 min casual walk along the waterfront.”
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Beach
“Beautiful for photography , nice walking trail , and beach ( cool for swimming ) ”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Great breakfast and lunch cafe. Very busy in the weekends. Chef owned Farm to table cuisine. ”
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Natural Feature
“Only a short walk on passenger ferry ride over to a small island park off Maffeo Suttun Park downtown nanaimo. Walking trails, picnic tables and beautiful views of Nanaimo. ”
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Pub
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“Follow the waterfront and take the foot passenger ferry over. Bring cash for the ferry, its all they accept. $10 return trip on the ferry. The only floating pub in Canada.”
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Lake
“Lake beach with life guards, sand , tables and toilets . long hiking trail around the lake beside The Bethlehem Retreat ”
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History Museum
“A great museum to learn about the history of Nanaimo. Some great exhibits with a well stocked gift shop.”
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Restaurant
“Its "THE" Greek Place to eat with full authenticity and a character called Peter , and he's the BOMB on all fronts ..excellent food excellent service and excellent experience ”
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Sushi Restaurant
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“Best sushi restaurant on Vancouver island. Very busy, I would suggest to make reservations. ”
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Cafe
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“Great coffee, close to our AirBnB on Albert St, licensed and live music in the evenings.”
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Park
“This place is located down the street when you follow the seawall. Many events are held here. Fireworks July 20th. Also silly boat races, Dragon boat races, Zip lining and free concerts in the evenings certain days during the summer. ”
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Park
“Bowen park has many amenities such as swimming, horseshoe pits, 18 hole disc golf course, lawn bowling, as well as an extensive network of trails throughout this forested park. Only a ten minute walk away or 2 minute drive. ”
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Movie Theater
“If you want to catch the latest movies, the theatre is just 25 minutes away.”
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Gastropub
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“Airy, mountain view, fireplaces ,comfortable ambiance. Good service, great food, on-site brewery, live music. .. 10 minute walk away.”
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