Situated on the traditional lands of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Nanaimo is a city of about 100,000 on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It’s a vibrant urban centre where abundant recreation and cultural opportunities give residents a lifestyle second to none for living, working, and playing.

Now called the Harbour City, Nanaimo was previously known as the Hub City, attributed to its original layout design with streets radiating from the shoreline like the spokes of a wagon wheel and its relatively central location on Vancouver Island. However, some might say that Nanaimo’s true claim to fame is the beloved Nanaimo Bar, a creamy concoction enjoyed by many.

As the site of the main ferry terminal, Nanaimo is the gateway to many other destinations, both on the northern part of Vancouver Island and off its coast. Like much of coastal British Columbia, Nanaimo experiences a temperate climate with mild, rainy winters and warm, dry summers.

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