Things to do in Nanaimo

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  • 1
    MacMillan Provincial Park

    MacMillan Provincial Park

    Ranked #1 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.08 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyGreenAdventure

    Douglas Firs and Cedars trees will take you breath away during this very leisurely walk. Make sure to stop here on your way to Port Alberni or Tofino. Easy 35 ...

  • 2
    Maffeo Sutton Park

    Maffeo Sutton Park

    Ranked #9 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.36 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure
  • 3
    Cathedral Grove

    Cathedral Grove

    Ranked #2 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.36 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withAdventureFamiliesOutdoorsy

    The drive from Nanaimo to the west coast of Vancouver Island on highway 4 showcases the majestic beauty of BC. Cathedral Grove with its spectacular old growth forest is arguably ...

  • 4
    Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park

    Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park

    Ranked #3 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.54 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesBackpackers

    A gorgeous place to just hike. The trek can be grueling or relaxing or both. It takes about 3 hours to walk around the whole island. There are spots for ...

  • 5
    Tourism Vancouver Island

    Tourism Vancouver Island

    Ranked #4 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.54 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsySpiritualWellness
  • 6
    Bowser

    Bowser

    Ranked #5 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.54 reviews
    Popular withArtsyFamilies

    Our nearest village has almost all the amenities, a well stocked grocery store, post office and liquor store. It is home to the popular Lighthouse Gift shop and the Salish ...

  • 7
    Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

    Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

    Ranked #6 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.54 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Entertainment, Park, Theme Park
    Popular withAdventureFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Wonderful place to go for a casual walk. Both Big and Little Qualicum Falls are beautiful. Pack a lunch as there are many great spots to sit and eat as ...

  • 8
    Nanaimo Harbour

    Nanaimo Harbour

    Ranked #7 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Outdoors, Harbor or Marina
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies
  • 9
    Neck Point Park

    Neck Point Park

    Ranked #8 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Park
    Popular withFamiliesGreenOutdoorsy

    Pack a picnic and enjoy a beautiful walk through the forest and then along the sea. Over 40 acres of woods and oceanfront and five beach coves. This park has ...

  • 10
    Spider Lake Provincial Park

    Spider Lake Provincial Park

    Ranked #10 overall in Nanaimo things to do
    9.33 reviews
    Popular withFamilies

    Great swimming lake, No motorized boats allowed, no Vendors , take a picnic or stop of at Pineridge farms,, on route to the lake. 10 min drive from our VRBO

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