Filming for Chesapeake Shores will cause traffic disruptions the week of May 15. News Bulletin file photo

Traffic and parking disrupted to allow for film shoot in Nanaimo

Downtown and Brechin neighbourhoods might see parking, roads blocked for Chesapeake Shores filming

A television series filming in Nanaimo might disrupt traffic in two separate neighbourhoods.

From May 15-18, traffic and parking disruptions might happen downtown and the Brechin area to allow for filming of the TV series Chesapeake Shores. A road closure and limited parking availability will occur in the downtown core and Brechin area.

“The City of Nanaimo supports the production of films and television series in our community,” said Rod Davidson, manager of bylaw, regulation and security, in a press release. “It is an excellent economic driver and allows people throughout North America to experience our beautiful community. We thank the public for their cooperation and patience during filming.”

A road closure will take place on Skinner Street from Commercial to Bastion Street on Monday (May 15) from 7-11 a.m.

On-street parking will be limited in the downtown core and in the Brechin area. Drivers are advised to watch for flag-persons.

The City of Nanaimo has a number of parkades available in the downtown core. Please visit for more information on locations and rates.

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