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Discover Nanaimo

Discover Nanaimo

History, culture and the beauty of the Salish Sea

  • Aug 21, 2019
A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)

Galiano Island’s ecological footprint swells from tourism: study

Community’s footprint ‘much larger’ than other B.C. locales

A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)
A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)

From ‘food’ to family member: B.C. hawklet adopted by eagles near Nanaimo

A red-tailed hawklet that was supposed to be an eaglet’s dinner has…

A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Tourism Nanaimo anticipates the city could see an overflow of visitors who would have otherwise gone to Victoria or Tofino as those communities see accommodations filling up. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)

More than a Gateway: Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo positioned as a key visitor destination

Tourism Nanaimo is optimistic about this summer season based on what operators…

Tourism Nanaimo anticipates the city could see an overflow of visitors who would have otherwise gone to Victoria or Tofino as those communities see accommodations filling up. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)
The new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park in Nanaimo. Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo

Staircase and viewing platform now open at Nanaimo’s Ammonite Falls

RDN announces accessibility improvements at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park

The new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park in Nanaimo. Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo
Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Art exhibition transforms Nanaimo gallery into immersive forest reading room

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
The B.C. government announced last week an official name change for Saysutshun Park, formerly Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Newcastle to Saysutshun: island park off Nanaimo renamed Snuneymuxw First Nation heritage

A provincial park in Nanaimo is being re-named to reflect the area’s…

The B.C. government announced last week an official name change for Saysutshun Park, formerly Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail

Sip and savour: Artisanal beers abound on Vancouver Island

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail
Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.
Graeme Macaloney from Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery

A neat discovery: Savour a taste of Vancouver Island’s whisky distilleries

Whisky is inextricably linked to the British Isles, but whether it originated…

Graeme Macaloney from Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery
Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
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