|Wonderful Nanaimo (with population of 80,949 inhabitants) is centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 111 km north of Victoria. Nanaimo serves as a major ferry terminal linking Vancouver Island with the B.C. mainland.
Nanaimo is the only all-purpose port city on Vancouver Island, with every facility required to serve both the commercial and recreational needs of business and tourism.
The bustling harbour is the central focus for visitors to Nanaimo, with freighters, fishing boats, tugboats and barges, sail boats and float planes all coming and going in a hive of activity in the harbour. Choose from wildlife cruises, kayaking trips, or fishing charters.
Accomodations in Nanaimo
No matter what your business, Nanaimo offers the perfect mix of work and play. With its pristine beauty, the incredible array of adventures and activities available, the city is the ideal destination for conventions and meetings. Whether your meeting or convention hosts 50 or 580 people, Nanaimo fits your every need with its wide range of facilities, including the 800-seat Port Theatre. There are over 1,000 rooms available in the city, with several major hotel and motel chains.
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Nanaimo Airport is located just 15 minutes south of downtown with several direct flights daily between Nanaimo and Vancouver, Abbotsford and Langley. An airport shuttle service, taxis, and car rentals are available at the airport. You can also opt to fly into Nanaimo harbour's seaplane terminal in the heart of downtown. Service is frequent and offers spectacular scenery en route. Kenmore Air seaplanes fly (summer only) from various Seattle locations to downtown Nanaimo.
Explore the Tourist Attractions during your visit in Nanaimo City. Visit other local cities like Beautiful White Rock and Victoria (BC Capital).
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