Why Nanaimo?

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada
Welcome to Paradise!

The gateway to Vancouver Island, Nanaimo offers a majestic beauty unparalleled in most modern cities.  From ocean side trails to mountain summits, getting outside in Nanaimo is easy…

Vancouver Island has been voted the best island to visit in North America five years running by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast magazine.  We enjoy our colorful, artistic, and active west coast lifestyle in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  A refreshing mix of rural life and urban convenience, Nanaimo has much to offer to people of all walks of life.

Many people are attracted to the mid-island because of the rich outdoors life – beaches, hiking trails, kayaking, mountain biking and golfing are just a few of the great outdoor activities enjoyed here year-round. Mount Washington’s ski hill is only an hour’s drive north.

Nanaimo is a place where you can find what you’re looking for. Nanaimo’s reputation as a shopping Mecca originates from the blend of funky shops, large shopping malls and diversity of the city’s retail sector. This is largely due to the 10 major shopping centers, a full set of Big Box stores, and countless stand alone stores that serve the needs of locals, visitors and all of central and north Vancouver Island.

Take some time to enjoy the dynamic culture and lifestyle that Nanaimo has to offer. From the beauty of its seascapes and harbours, to the rich cultural background, its no wonder after people come, they rarely leave.

The city is also key to Canada’s success in the Pacific Rim, and the active business community offers a wealth of potential growth.