ONE OF THE TOP NORTH AMERICAN ISLANDS
The readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine ranked Vancouver Island as the Top North America Island. This is the fifth consecutive year Vancouver Island has had this honor. And readers of Travel + Leisure recently named Vancouver Island as the Best Island Destination in the Continental US/Canada. Now those are some serious accolades from traveling folks that know a good thing when they see it!
Nanaimo is Vancouver Island’ s second largest city and is known as the Harbour City for its picturesque harbour. Nanaimo is easy to get to, and its central location makes it an excellent base, located along the rugged coastline on the inside east coast of Vancouver Island looking out over Protection and Newcastle Islands pass the Strait of Georgia at Gabriola Island. To say that Nanaimo is colourful is an understatement. Here-at the centre of the world’s most extraordinary island-the colour is remarkable! In true Canadian fashion. If you have chosen to travel to Nanaimo you have made an excellent choice!
The “great and mighty people” welcome travelers from afar. Cosmopolitan, yet affordable, this is the ideal city to caste off a sailing adventure. Visit the Nanaimo waterfront and enjoy the sunset and local fare at a neighborhood restaurant while studying charts for the forthcoming passage.