With its rich array of evening activities, Nanaimo has established itself as a hot spot for relaxation and recreation. Take a minute to grab a bite to eat from one of its many international and seaside restaurants. No evening being complete without a good show, choose from the magic theatrical presentations of the Port Theatre, or choose a movie at one of the city's cineplexes. Romance, dancing, and a midnight stroll along the waterfront, makes every evening's experience a memorable one.
Nanaimo is the hub of what is consistently voted one of the most beautiful getaway spots in the world, Vancouver Island. But Nanaimo is more than just a spot among the beauty, it is the source of it. From the rich beauty of its seascapes and harbours, to the rich cultural background, it's no wonder after people come, they rarely leave. But the city is also key to Canada's success in the Pacific Rim. And with daily executive seaplane routes and a comprehensive ferry service access is never a problem.
Bursting with tourism potential and a experiencing resurgence of growth in the local economy, Nanaimo is an opportunity waiting to happen. A gateway to western markets, Nanaimo's proximity to Vancouver ensures a broad base for business while still retaining a small town feel. Despite its ties to Vancouver, housing costs are considerably lower, making it the perfect destination for professionals fleeing the big city picture.