Expedia singled out Nanaimo's harbourfront as one of the reasons the city was included in its top 10 places to visit in Canada in 2016.

Expedia singled out Nanaimo's harbourfront as one of the reasons the city was included in its top 10 places to visit in Canada in 2016.

Nanaimo tops tourism lists

NANAIMO – Expedia, TripAdvisor and Trivago all rank Nanaimo high on tourist lists.

Nanaimo is topping the list of some popular travel sites.

Expedia, a travel booking site, ranked Nanaimo in its top 10 for Canadian cities to visit in 2016, calling the harbourfront a “little slice of heaven” and suggesting scuba diving and swimming among its suggested activities.

The Harbour City also made TripAdvisor’s top picks for affordable vacations and Trivago, which ranked Nanaimo second of 10 best value locations in Canada.

“Nanaimo being featured in these types of lists is fantastic,” said Chelsea Barr, destination marketing officer for Tourism Nanaimo. “It helps us to promote our destination to a market we could not normally reach without spending hundreds of dollars in advertising.

“It also helps us have interesting content to share through our social media channels promoting pride of place with locals and credibility as a fantastic destination with potential visitors.”

For more information on Nanaimo, please visit www.tourismnanaimo.com.