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Nanaimo Attractions

You'll soon understand why tourists love visiting Nanaimo. Regardless of your interests, there are loads of attractions and activities to dive into. Secure your flights, get those bags packed and prepare to make the most of this vibrant city.

Learn what makes Nanaimo tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Look into our 2 fun activities in Nanaimo, and book with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Nanaimo with Kids

Nanaimo is a fantastic destination for a family vacation. Bring the kids along and have a go at these family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Nanaimo

There's no need to constantly reach for your wallet in Nanaimo. The following won't cost a red cent.

Pipers Lagoon Park - Give the kids a good time or unleash your own inner child — this place was built for fun.

Vancouver Island University - This well-known landmark is the perfect backdrop for a selfie or two.

Beach Estates Park - Devour a good book or play some tunes while you're soaking up those rays.

Petroglyph Park - No matter if you can tell your cacti from carnations, it's easy to find beauty in this attractive display.

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Regional District of Nanaimo

If you're spending some time in Regional District of Nanaimo, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Parksville Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Yellow Point

While Yellow Point isn't home to many top sights, WildPlay Nanaimo and Ladysmith Marina are some notable places to visit nearby.


While Beachcomber isn't home to many top sights, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Qualicum National Wildlife Area are some notable places to visit nearby.

Departure Bay

While visiting Departure Bay, you might make a stop by sights like Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Departure Bay Beach.

Stephenson Point

Though Stephenson Point might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Pipers Lagoon Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Nanaimo on a sunny day?

These outdoor activities are an excellent way to escape your hotel and take advantage of the weather:

What can you do in Nanaimo for free?

Your time away in Nanaimo needn't blow the budget with free attractions like these to discover:

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Woodgrove Shopping Centre
  • Parksville Community Park