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Cultural Destinations of Nanaimo

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Economic Development - Tourism Nanaimo

455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC V9R 2X4

"On behalf of all of our Tourism partners in Nanaimo we welcome you to one of the most desired regions in Canada"

People around the world are captivated by our oceans, mountains, clean air and our open trails that let you explore all that nature has to offer. What they find is our thriving culinary and organic foods offerings, state of art professional theatre productions, and honoured heritage.

Home of the best commercial downtown street in Canada and the best cold water diving internationally. Our range of attractions, festivals and events will have you thinking.. maybe we should stay a little longer.

Annual Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d' Erable

Unit 30 - 1925 Bowen Rd
Nanaimo BC V9S 1H1

Feb 26 to 28, 2016

Demonstrate your joie de vivre, at the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d'Èrable at Beban Park Auditorium as L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo presents its annual three-day extravaganza, celebrating French Canadian culture, music, foods, and traditions. Delightful toffy on snow. How sweet it is!

Barton Leier Gallery

114 99 Chapel Street
Nanaimo BC V9R 5H3

Barton and Leier Gallery showcases the work of Nixie Barton and Grant Leier, professional full time artists exhibiting across Canada. Well known for their use of colour and unusual imagery combinations, the gallery features great art and funky gifts, focusing on experimental works as well as traditional.

Downtown Nanaimo at Church and Chapel Open every day. 250.591.1111

Art 10 Gallery

Unit 123 - Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly Rutherford Mall)
Nanaimo BC

Mall hours - 7 days a week

An artist-run gallery, ART 10 offers unique, original work by painters, potters etc. from mid-island to Qualicum and Ladysmith. Located at Nanaimo North Town Centre.

Nanaimo Museum

100 Museum Way
Nanaimo BC V9R 5J8

Discover fresh interpretive exhibits, reflecting the lifestyles of Nanaimo, the Harbour City. Stroll through time as you hear the stories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, get a sense of what life what like for Nanaimo’s earliest settlers, and for the miners below the surface in our award winning replica coal mine.

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Sundays and Holidays

Summer Hours:
7 days a week, May 18 to September 3, 2012 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily

Museum Admission Rates:
Adult: $2.00 Student/Senior: $1.75 Children (5-12): $ 0.75 Children (under 5): FREE December: Admission by donation to the food bank.

Nanaimo Museum

100 Museum Way
Nanaimo BC V9R 5J8

Discover the museum in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre!

Explore feature exhibits, engaging displays on our local history, programs, the Bastion, tours, Serious Coffee access, and unique gift shop!

Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair

2300 Bowen Rd., Beban Park Road
Nanaimo BC

Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair Featuring a wide variety of expertly-crafted items by some of BC's finest artisans, don't miss this special opportunity to do your Christmas shopping early! With hourly door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE...don't miss it!
November 6th to 8th, 2015
Hours: Fri. 12-8, Sat.10-5, Sun. 10-4

TheatreOne Nanaimo Professional Theatre

Centre for the Arts - 150 Commercial St.
Nanaimo BC V9R 5G6

Mainstage Productions. Just Kidding Theatre for Young Audiences. Emerging Voices Series of Staged Readings. Fringe Flicks and the Bite of Nanaimo fundraisers.

Go to or call 250-754-7587 for a complete listing of productions, events, and tickets.

The Port Theatre

125 Front Street
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4

The Port Theatre’s mandate is to stimulate and enhance artistic, cultural and economic activity of central Vancouver Island. A focal point for residents and visitors alike, offering a broad range of cultural events designed to meet many diverse interests and needs. The Port Theatre presents their own season of events featuring Canadian artists that are emerging & professional.

Capewell Design & Contemporary Art Studios

5732 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo BC V9T 5N2

Open by Appointment

"Art and Design are part insight, part inspiration, and a lot of invention. In my studio, accidents happen, and that moves my work forward. It is always exciting to watch work take on a life of its own. I begin with the end in mind, and always land in a different place."

The studio and gallery, in North Nanaimo, feature contemporary work by Valerie Capewell. She divides her time between her painting and design studios. Bold and colourful works reflect her work as a designer.

Vancouver Island Art Workshops

Nanaimo BC

For almost ten years Vancouver Island Art Workshops has had the privilege of hosting some of North America’s most renowned art instructors. During this time, we have gained the support of an expanding community of emerging and established artists who have grown along with us and continue to make us an integral part of their art education.

Tourism Vancouver Island

203 335 Wesley St
Nanaimo BC V9R 2T5
Fax 250.754.3599

Welcome to the Vancouver Island Region

Nestled along Canada's West Coast, the Vancouver Island region is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, where the ever-present Pacific Ocean shapes the scenery and softens the climate.

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