Want to visit a city whose name literally means “Great People?” Then Nanaimo might just be the place for you.
What’s In a Name?
With a nickname like “Hub, Tub, and Pub,” you know just what you’re getting when you visit Nanaimo: the attractions of a hub port city, with the quirkiness that comes from being the center for bathtub racing, and the entertainment built around the city’s thriving bar scene.
What the title doesn’t imply is just how many excellent Nanaimo accommodations are near the airport, or that the Port Place Shopping Center is a great place to pick up a souvenir to remember your trip. And don’t forget about the Buttertubs Marsh Conservation area, an 18-hectare sanctuary where birders can lay their peepers on great blue heron, violet-green swallows, and American bitterns. And for thrill-seekers, nothing compares to North America’s first legal bungee jumping bridge.
Parksville, the Strait of Georgia, and More
Want to visit some of the best beaches on Vancouver Island? Check out the Nanaimo hotels near Parksville. Dig your toes into the white sand, attend the World Championship Sand Sculpting event at Beachfest, or simply admire the views of the beach on the Strait of Georgia from your Nanaimo accommodations.
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