Things to see and do in Nanaimo
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Nanaimo News Bulletin - 101 Things to See and Do in Nanaimo 2010
Welcome to Nanaimo! BY JOLYNN GREEN Welcome to Nanaimo. Discover our harbour city and all the amazing things that you can do here. Residents and visitors alike, whatever age will find a host of activities and local sites to enjoy. Surrounded by ocean vistas, mountains, lakes, ocean, rivers and valley views Nanaimo has a myriad of landscapes and natural attractions. Whether you like to hike, bike, fish, camp, swim, kayak or just kick back and relax Nanaimo is a perfect place to base your Island adventure. Nanaimo is rich in history from our early Hudson Bay trading post beginnings to our coal mine boom days. Take a walking tour of our city centre. From historical treasures such as the Bastion and our Old City Quarter, you can also experience our Arts District and a variety of quaint shops and restaurants. The city’s newest addition, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, is also home to the new Nanaimo Museum and our downtown Visitor
Information kiosk. From local farmer markets to fine cuisine, you will be sure to find eating and dining a pleasure. We love to boast our island freshIsland grown produce and products – from fresh seafood to locally grown fruits and vegetables. If it is the spirit of a festival or a thrillseeking adventure, Nanaimo has an event or attraction to suit all types of enthusiasts. If adrenaline seeking is your game, try out WildPlay with bungy jumping and the king swing. If relaxing and enjoying an ocean vista is your wish try out Piper’s Lagoon and its fabulous views of Georgia Strait. If culture and music are your fancy the Vancouver Island Symphony in the Park is a wonderful experience. And if camaraderie and spirited competition are your game visit the Dragon Boat
“IT’S AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN DO HERE” Regardless if you want to go kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, diving, golfing, shopping, biking, bungy jumping, hiking or any of the 92 other things to do, Tourism Nanaimo can help you get the most out of your stay.
Visit our Visitor Centres at Beban Park or the Port of Nanaimo Centre, online at www.tourismnanaimo.com or call 250-756-0106 Nanaimo News Bulletin - 101 Things to See and Do in Nanaimo 2010
Festival or the bathtub race and marine festival. Nanaimo is host to a wide selection of shopping centres, restaurants, accommodation providers, shops, services and attractions. With so much to offer, we just can’t do it all justice in this article. So, please visit our website at www. tourismnanaimo.com or visit our Visitor Information Centre on Bowen Road or our kiosk in the conference centre. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be pleased to assist you with any plans. It’s amazing what you can do here. With so much to do and see, we hope that you will stay and play in Nanaimo.
Jolynn Green is president of Tourism Nanaimo. Please call 1-800-663-7337 or 250-756-0106. Visit online at www. tourismnanaimo.com.
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Features High ambitions Romper Roomâ€™s indoor climbing
Hearts of dragons Dragon Boat Festival draws thousands
Silly sailors Summer in Nanaimo means silly boats
Hikerâ€™s heaven Plenty of options from light strolls to treks
Terrific tubbing Nanaimo known as bathtub racing capital
Digging into history New museum provides peek into the past
Cycling city From paved paths to sick singletrack
Gabriola Island Get off the beaten path to gulf island
Fascinating rhythm Unique store triggers music memories
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