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Luxury Townhome in the Forest -5 min to the Beach
5/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
As Advertised

"Everything was pretty much as listed. We spotted 2 deer in the front yard one morning. The Android TV operation was arcane and a bit inconsistent, but we had our own devices to fall back on. We found the Highchair and Baby Gate especially helpful. We also enjoyed the fire pit."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Luxury Townhome in the Forest -5 min to the Beach
Qualicum Beach Inn
3 out of 5
2690 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is CA $199 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.7/5Exceptional! (300 reviews)

"Location is fantastic"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

Qualicum Beach Inn
Sproat Lake Landing Resort
3.5 out of 5
10695 Lakeshore Rd, Port Alberni, BC
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4.7/5Exceptional! (174 reviews)
Refreshing !

"The Director was so delightful. She did everything to make our end of season stay a pleasant one. Communication prior to the trip was refreshing and Chef made us a lovely meal the eve of our arrival. Privacy of a resort but the hospitality of a chalet."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2019

Sproat Lake Landing Resort
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Oceanside Village Resort
4 out of 5
1080 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
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4.6/5Exceptional! (184 reviews)

"Beautiful and quiet cabin. Convenient location. Excellent for the price."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Oceanside Village Resort
Elizabeth Manor Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
206 Elizabeth Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC
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4.5/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)

"This place does not even offer b&b. They are closed down. Get it off Expedia."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2018

Elizabeth Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ocean Sands Resort
3 out of 5
1165-Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $169 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (253 reviews)

"Beautiful ocean front view and easy access to the beach."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2020

Ocean Sands Resort
Riverside Motel
2 out of 5
5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is CA $129 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
4.5/5Wonderful! (231 reviews)

"The staff was excellent, and the room was super clean. They helped adjust my stay when my plans had changed, it really helped me out. Good job Riverside!"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Riverside Motel
Inn On Long Lake
2 out of 5
4700 North Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $125 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.4/5Excellent! (707 reviews)

"Loved everything about this property!!! Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2021

Inn On Long Lake
Ocean Trails Resort
3.5 out of 5
1135 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $175 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.4/5Excellent! (175 reviews)

"The unit itself as well as the property was very clean. Everything looks really well kept. The staff i spoke with on the phone was very helpful and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Ocean Trails Resort
Coast Parksville Hotel
2.5 out of 5
374 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
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The price is CA $99 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.3/5Excellent! (88 reviews)

"The staff were really friendly and I got upgraded to a suite without even asking for it! The property grounds were well maintained and clean. I would definitely stay at this hotel again, no hesitation."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

Coast Parksville Hotel
THE Beach Club Resort
3.5 out of 5
181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $189 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.3/5Excellent! (819 reviews)

"Views of beach were great . Staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2021

THE Beach Club Resort
Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
3 out of 5
4277 Stamp Ave, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is CA $121 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
4.3/5Excellent! (349 reviews)

"Quiet"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
3.5 out of 5
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $147 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
4.2/5Very Good! (897 reviews)

"The Bungalow suite layout was absolutely perfect. A fire place in view while relaxing in the Jacuzzi is unbeatable. The rooms were tidy and had a stocked kithenette. The only small issue we had was there was a bit of garbage in our view of the trees."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
315 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $130 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"It was close to the hospital and easy to drive to. Very clean and COVID friendly"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
Ocean Crest Motel
2.5 out of 5
3292 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
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The price is CA $112 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
4/5Very Good! (199 reviews)

"It was great."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2021

Ocean Crest Motel
Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC
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The price is CA $129 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
3.9/5Very Good! (682 reviews)

"Beautiful ocean views. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
2 out of 5
424 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
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The price is CA $89 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
3.9/5Very Good! (933 reviews)

"Decent hotel inside with updates to the rooms. Kids loved the pool."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
Hospitality Inn
3.5 out of 5
3835 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is CA $99 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
3.9/5Very Good! (798 reviews)
Very reasonably priced

"After a long drive, this was the perfect place to stay. The King size bed was extremely comfortable and the room was clean."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2020

Hospitality Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
809 Island Hwy S, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $103 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
3.8/5Good! (979 reviews)

"I stayed here on the spur of the moment. Would definitely stay here again. Rooms were nice, and even though restaurant was closed for dine-in, they still provided a hot breakfast. Staff were friendly and check-in was easy. Has a pool, but I didn't use it."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
3 out of 5
3506 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, BC
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3.7/5Good! (283 reviews)

"Meh. As a campground it seems like it would be awesome, but renting the "cabins" is just okay. Very clean and well kept, excellent facilities for children. Expect your room to be smaller than you think and your showers to be a little painful, but, all in all, i would go back and just rent a different ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2020

Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
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Where Should We Stay in Nanaimo?

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.

When Should We Visit Nanaimo?

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.

  • Hottest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average temperature of 72°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 32°F
  • Driest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average rainfall of 0.09 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, February, November, and January, with an average rainfall of 0.20 inches

What Should We See and Do in 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:
  • Boating
  • Flowers
  • Excursions

Frequently asked questions

What's Nanaimo like for family-friendly vacations?
The walkable destination of Nanaimo is a great choice if you’ve been considering a vacation with the kids. The boating, excursions, and island setting are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation spot for families. 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 center of Nanaimo.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation to Nanaimo?
Charm of Qualicum Bed and Breakfast is a top 3.5-star B&B on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free breakfast. Other choices to stay with the kids include Qualicum Bay Resort and ground floor, beautiful ocean views, heated pool & hottub….spring special.
How many family-friendly hotels will I be able to find in Nanaimo?
Expedia has 75 hotels in Nanaimo that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Nanaimo?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 39°F. Average annual precipitation for Nanaimo is 49 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Nanaimo?
While you and your family are visiting Nanaimo, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Nanaimo Museum, and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Parksville Beach.

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