Tourism Nanaimo Visitor Centre

Tourism Nanaimo Visitor Centre

Tourism Nanaimo Visitor Centre
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Tourism Nanaimo Visitor is your gateway to Nanaimo. Located in the heart of downtown we love to help visitors learn about our independent, creative community, surrounded by the raw beauty of nature. Discover urban art, cultural depth, and natural escapes. Visit us to find the uncontrived and unexpected in Nanaimo.
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Debby
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
I stopped in at the end of the day on a Saturday. I was warmly greeted by Lisa and Jill. I was there to pick up some brochures and maps - I wanted to freshen up the information I keep at my condo. I couldn’t have asked for friendlier or more helpful ambassadors for what Nanaimo and area has to offer. They were knowledgeable about all of the areas, offered excellent suggestions for things to do, places to eat, shop and provided resources for me to take. What a refreshing experience, well done ladies!
Written July 11, 2021
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gringomama
150MileHouse15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a great little rest stop but it is Gay Guy Central. All times of the night and day. Hopefully they lock the bathrooms at night.
Written August 14, 2018
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Jaynie56
Edmonton, Canada5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Definitely worth a stop to get info about Nanaimo and surrounding area. There was a nice variety of brochures to choose from on just about every activity in the area. Also had a nice dog park beside the centre for those who travel with their pets.
Written July 1, 2014
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Thank you for your review! We are so happy you found our Visitor Centre helpful. Please be sure to stop in again soon. We look forward to seeing you.
Written November 12, 2015
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Allan W
Nanaimo, Canada115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm from Nanaimo but have stopped by here a few times to check out brochures, ask questions, and stop for breaks while biking the parkway trail. Staff are quite friendly and helpful, nice place to stop by.
Written October 7, 2013
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Great to hear our locals are using the Visitor Centre and rest stop area! Thanks for letting us know we are doing a good job. We also have free wifi now if that helps (we see this review was from awhile ago now - sorry for the delay in replying!) Grateful you took the time to write. Hope to see you again soon!
Written November 12, 2015
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YKBrow
Vancouver Island, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Our group visited the centre and learned a lot about Nanaimo, including the parks and trails in the area and the Nanaimo Bar tour - where you could tour and try the different Nanaimo bars and what attractions to visiti. They provided maps and brochures and online information to our group. They are very welcoming and helpful and informative. They make you want to take time to visit Nanaimo. They have a dog park at the stop and a walk in the surrounding area and washrooms.
Written November 10, 2017
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ChrisofCalgary
Calgary, Canada29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
I love the setting - a small, friendly-looking building with sod on top! Easy parking, and easy to find. The 2 ladies inside were knowledgable about local hiking areas, and made us feel welcome.
Written September 13, 2016
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Thanks for coming by! We are so happy to hear that our staff were knowledgeable and helpful when you popped in. We get a lot of comments about the roof, you'd be surprised! People keep saying to put goats up like at Coombs ;) Hope to see you in Nanaimo again soon!
Written September 28, 2016
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Condu
Nanaimo, Canada8,502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Mount Benson is the backdrop for this funky grass roofed, glass walled tourist info center the corner of Northfield & the Parkway highway in the Nanaimo area.

It is a great place to stop to collect information on the surrounding area. Also, there are bathroom facilities, taps to fill water bottles, an off leash dog park & lots of parking.

You can park you car & walk or bike the paved Parkway Trail that leads to many of Nanaimo's beautiful parks, VIU, & the seawall.

Don't drive by without stopping. It is a very special spot.
Written May 21, 2016
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Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you found our Visitor Centre such a helpful and important stop along the highway. We are working very hard to show visitors and locals we are open and available - hopefully you saw our new signage, too! Maybe we'll see you again soon in Nanaimo. Happy travels!
Written May 24, 2016
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645bettyanne
Nanaimo, Canada14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Loved the visitors centre, would like to see more advertising, more landscaping, we live on such a beautiful island
Written February 7, 2015
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Hello - thanks for your review! So glad you like our Visitor Centre. We are working hard to ensure there is adequate signage on the roads as well as on the facility grounds to let people know we are here and open for business. Watch for some beautification coming this spring as well around the property. Pop in to see us again soon!
Written November 12, 2015
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Miranda G
Nanaimo, Canada10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
Came here with my father, asking what we should do on a nice day like so. They recommended we check out Gabriola Island, because they had a lovely pub with a spectacular harbour view. Excited, we went to the island only to find the pub was closed for off season.. You'd think the employees of the Information Centre would know to make a better recommendation... we caught the next ferry back and took off to Tofino
Written August 21, 2014
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Paul L
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lots of interesting reading material friendly and helpfull staff. Clean toilettes, a fenced in area to let your dog run loose. Lots of trails to wander around.
Written March 19, 2024
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