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Love Where You Live

MAY
2024

 

By Libby Hunns

Whether you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day, Family Day, or both this February, consider doing something a little bit different to mark the occasion this year.

These unique and unusual couples and family activities can only be found in Nanaimo – which will you try?

A Valentine’s to Remember

  • You’ll never feel closer to your loved one than when you’re flying through the air together strapped to a bungee cord! Leap for love with a couple’s bungy jump at Wildplay Adventure Park. 2024 opening weekend is February 17th & 18th. www.wildplay.com/nanaimo
  • Relax and rejuvenate together in a unique mobile wood-burning sauna. Escape to Stoked Sauna’s forested retreat for exclusive access to the sauna, a cold plunge pool, a fire pit and a picnic table, or book the sauna to come to you! www.stokedsauna.ca
  • Get shaken, or stirred, together on a date night at Arbutus Distillery. This Nanaimo craft distillery crafts unconventional cocktails from the spirits and liquors it creates local ingredients. Arbutus offers a date night special of two cocktails and a pizza to share for just $35 available Fridays and Saturdays from 1 pm to 9 pm. www.arbutusdistillery.com

Fun with the Family
Beat the winter blues and plan a memorable activity with your household this Family Day.

  • Get creative with a family class at the Lost Arts Club.  Arty activities range from beach glass creations to felting. Why not paint a family of garden gnomes to look just like your clan? Book at www.lostartsclub.org
  • Families can work together to solve clues and ‘break-out’ of one of Nanaimo’s creative Escape Rooms. Fans of all things magical will enjoy ‘Curse on Wizards Alley at EXIT Nanaimo. Or you may prefer to hunt for treasure in the abandoned mine of ‘Shafted’ at Escapism Nanaimo. www.e-exit.ca/nanaimo, www.escapismnanaimo.ca
  • A crisp February day is always perfect to enjoy some fresh air and explore a new walking spot. Kids will enjoy finding the over 1,000-year-old First Nation’s rock drawings at Petroglyph Provincial Park. www.bcparks.ca/petroglyph-park
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