Thursday, July 28, 2016

Top Ten Things To Do In Nanaimo

Things to do in Nanaimo this long weekend. There are lots of fun and interestig things to do right here in Nanaimo and region. No need to pack up the car and head for distant points. The following comes from Tourism Nanaimo and lists the ten top things to do right here. So, save the fuel and go on a mini vacation right here at home. Whatever else you decide to do, make sure you include a trip to Newcastle Island as one of your 'must-do' things this weekend. Note: bold type is linked for more information.

Top Ten Things to Do

Top Ten Things To See & Do in Nanaimo & Region
Hilary Kayaking Gabriola Island
  1. Nanaimo Bar Trail - Follow a self-guided trail tasting variations of the traditional Nanaimo Bar dessert.
  2. Snorkel with Harbour Seals - Take a boat charter to meet these playful pups with one of two local companies: Sundown Diving or Nanaimo Dive Outfitters.
  3. Catamaran Cruise - Relax while taking in the sights, wildlife and action of the Nanaimo Harbour or take a wild ride on the open water via a real hovercraft!
  4. Craft Beverages & Culinary Tour - Book a culinary, craft beverage and Estate Winery experience with a local guide. Choose a local tour company of your choice! Vancouver Island ExpeditionsTracks Outdoor AdventuresHarbour City Transportation or Canadian Craft Tours.
  5. Historic Cannon Firing - May through September watch the cannon firing ceremony at 12 noon daily.
  6. Island Hopping - Take a short ferry to Newcastle,Protection & Gabriola Islands for unique culture, arts and dining.
  7. Artisan Trail - Drive the Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Trail loop visiting farms, fields and artists crafting one of a kind creations.
  8. Fishing & Crabbing Charter - book a local guide and catch fresh seafood to take back for a feast!
  9. Paddles Up - Rent a kayakbook a tour, a paddle board or a canoe and explore our protected waters capturing the perfect sunset.
  10. Nanaimo's Natural Wonders - Tidal lagoon at Pipers Park, Ammonite Falls, Sandstone rock formations at Malaspina Galleries, the Abyss Fault line & more! Check out our Parks & Trails and Outdoor Recreation pages for more info


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