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Compiled by Libby S.

Don’t let shorter days and damper skies deter you from exploring and adventuring in Nanaimo. In fact, there are many ways to get MORE out of a visit to the Harbour City this winter. Follow Tourism Nanaimo’s suggestions below to experience more adventure, more dining, more events and more arts and culture this season.

More Adventures
Winter is a great time to get outside and explore, whether you prefer a gentle stroll or something more action-packed!

  • Experience the joy of a close encounter with the gentle giants of the ocean on a whale-watching tour out of Nanaimo harbour. (vancouverislandwhalewatch.com)
  • Shelter from raindrops under a canopy of evergreen foliage in one of Nanaimo’s many treed parks such as Westwood Lake, a popular 6km loop trail.
  • Take a thrilling adventure ride through forest trails into the heart of Nanaimo’s stunning wilderness landscapes in a 2 or 4-seater enclosed ATV. (www.atvadventure.ca)

More Dining

  • Indulge in the best culinary delights Nanaimo has to offer during Dine About Mid-Island which takes place from Jan 17 – Feb 4, 2024. (www.DineAbout.ca
  • Be daring with your dining! Every Wednesday, the Mahle House restaurant in Cedar offers a 5-Course Adventurous Wednesday menu. Everyone at the table gets something different – chef’s choice! (mahlehouse.ca)

More Events

  • Celebrate all things francophone at February’s Maple Sugar Festival. This family-friendly event features French Canadian-inspired entertainment and treats to make everyone say ‘magnifique’!

More Arts and Culture
The best way to stay warm this winter? Get inside and enjoy a show, live music or an exhibition.

  • Savor the classic sounds of Vancouver Island Symphony or revisit the music of American Rock Legends there is something for everyone at the Port Theatre. (porttheatre.com)
  • Relax, learn and take inspiration from local, indigenous and global exhibitions at Nanaimo Art Gallery and Nanaimo Museum. (nanaimoartgallery.cananaimomuseum.ca)

Find even more reasons to get out and experience Nanaimo this winter at morenanaimo.com

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