Here’s a quick list of our favourite attractions that are right close to Vancouver Island Conference Centre!
Lined with shops, restaurants, parks and the Fisherman’s Wharf, this paved 5 km (3 mi) seaside trail is only a few blocks away from the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Start your walk at the iconic Bastion, the most recognizable historic site in Nanaimo. If you’re here through May to September at noon, see the daily firing ceremony of the historic cannon.
On the first floor of the conference centre building, the Nanaimo Museum tells the story of the city’s coal mining days, our First Nations, Chinatown and more. The Nanaimo Art Gallery is a 5 minute walk away, offering thought-provoking exhibits and innovative programming for all ages.
Just up the hill from the downtown core, Fitzwilliam and Wesley streets are dotted with unique boutiques and specialty shops. Downtown also offers the widest selection of restaurants in Nanaimo – from scratch cooking with local ingredients to comfort food to international cuisine.
The Port Theatre is a landmark on Nanaimo’s waterfront, and just a couple minutes from Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The theatre offers a broad range of cultural events, from musical performances to theatrical productions and more. The Port Theatre Society’s Spotlight Series is acclaimed nationally, showcasing artistic excellence and innovation.
More than 400 slot machines and favourite table games (Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘em & more) are a block away from the conference centre at Casino Nanaimo.
Feeling a bit more adventurous? None of the above things to do quite your style? Here's eleven more things to add to your itinerary!