Hike or bike with mountain views after work or on weekends, spend free-time fishing, camping or paddling in Nanaimo, as well as enjoying the diverse plants and wildlife! It’s easy to get out of the city to indulge in your favourite outdoor activities.
With a population of ~158,767, Nanaimo is a medium-sized city, also a short trip via water or air to Vancouver (or by car to Victoria), and has a wide range of community, recreation and shopping facilities. It doesn’t take long to get out of the city to indulge in your favourite outdoor activities.
Nanaimo is attracting many professionals who want the conveniences of city life, along with easy access to recreational activities, and housing that is priced lower than in Greater Vancouver and Victoria.