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Reviewed on Sep. 3, 2019
The walkable destination of Nanaimo is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your kids. The boating, excursions, and island setting are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is the closest airport, or Nanaimo, BC (YCD), which is located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Nanaimo, you might want to consider one of the 70 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.
Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort - Offers an indoor pool, 2 restaurants, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3.5-star resort.
Riverside Resort Motel and Campground - Features 2 outdoor pools, free parking, and on-site mini golf. This motel is rated 2 stars.
Sandcastle Inn - Offers free breakfast, laundry facilities, and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 2-star hotel.
Cozy Cottage, 2 Bdrm. Kayaks, Beach With Fire Pit, Wildlife & Great Views! - Features an outdoor pool, in-room kitchens, and free parking. This 3.5-star condo is popular with guests for its quiet location.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to Nanaimo.
While you are visiting Nanaimo, you and the family might want to check out some interesting spots such as Nanaimo Museum, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Duke Point Ferry Terminal and Brechin Lanes.Nanaimo is also known for its: