Nanaimo, British Columbia - The Harbour City
Nanoose Bay, Ladysmith, Yellow Point
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Nanaimo HarbourNanaimo, in the Central Vancouver Island region, (See Map ) is situated beside the only natural harbour on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island with the mildest, sunniest climate in Canada. Sheltered waters lap against the beaches and the off-shore islands offer a picturesque venue for visitors. Mount Benson overlooks the city with its rolling green space with rivers, creeks, lakes, marshes and woodlands.

Nanaimo is 35 km across the water from Vancouver and Highway 1 brings you from Victoria in about an hour and a half. There are regular sailings from Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver by B.C. Ferries to Departure Bay and Duke Point and you can bus to Nanaimo from Victoria or Vancouver. By air, there are regularly scheduled flights departing and arriving almost hourly. 

Enjoy safe, fun filled days for the whole family. Clean well supervised parks feature an excellent family experience. Year round salt and fresh water fishing, and yes there are fish waiting to be caught contrary to recent news stories.

The sport fishing industry is alive and well. Certain catch and release restrictions are in effect for certain species in designated areas.

Discover Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Camping, and of course Fishing. Excellent and exciting day trips to the Islands and the beaches offer hours of fun and excitement for the whole family.

Nanaimo has a wide range of accommodations ranging from full service Hotels, Motels, Inns, cozy Bed & Breakfast Homes and Cottages to self-catered vacation rental suites and fully furnished rental homes are also featured. Vancouver Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is the main departure point to Nanaimo with sailings to Duke Point as well from Tsawwassen in South Vancouver. Arriving in Nanaimo places you in south central Vancouver Island. From here you have easy access to many attractions, Golf Courses, Beaches, fishing, hiking and ocean sports and activities including whale watching. Fresh water fishing is nearby.

Yellow Point is located on the ocean, just 20 minutes south of Nanaimo, near Ladysmith. Nanoose Bay is located on the ocean, 20 minutes north of Nanaimo.  See Map

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