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Long Lake Nanaimo

Enjoying water sports on Long Lake in Nanaimo.

This Nanaimo Things To Do directory has over 160 different contacts for a wide range of interests and activities.

To use this Things To Do directory simply 'click on'  a topic to the right. At the end of each information panel, there is a 'return to the top' link which will return you to the menu to make further selections.

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If you have an interest which is not covered here please send it along, and we will be sure to add it.

Lucy The Harbour Seal

Feeding 'Lucy' the harbour seal, who is a fixture at the fishing pier in the harbour.

Fishing For Salmon

Fishing For Pink Salmon at the mouth of the Millstone River.

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Air Cadets:

Royal Canadian Air Cadets

719 Nanaimo Lakes Rd. 754-0076

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Art Gallery:

Nanaimo Art Gallery

150 Commercial Street & 900 Fifth St.

The downtown location presents the art rental and sales program with work by over 80 local artists. The campus location has monthly exhibits, and artist's talks.

Art 10 Gallery

#123 - 4750 Rutherford Rd. Nanaimo

250-756-6136

For over 20 years, this artist-run gallery has been selling unique pottery, paintings and carts.

Artisan's Studio

70 Bastion Street

753-6151

Featuring quality arts and crafts from Vancouver Island, since 1975.

Black Rock Gallery

312 Fitzwilliam Street,

716-9909

Featuring national and local contemporary Canadian artists.

Gallery 223

223 Commercial Street

741-1188

Artworks of local artists and artisans are featured in routinely changing exhibits. An inspirational setting in a 10,000 sq. ft. facility.

Hill's Native Art

75 Bastion street,

755-7873

North America's largest collection of Northwest Coast First Nations artwork.

Nanaimo Arts Council

259-4750 Rutherford Rd.

729-3947

A non-profit, charitable organization supporting the visual, performing and creative arts in Nanaimo.

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Baseball:

Nanaimo Pirates

For roster and schedule info click here .

Nanaimo Minor Baseball

For schedules and contact info click here.

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Boat Rentals:

Gilligan's Sailing Charters

753-9245

Golden Eagle Charters

797-0265

Nanaimo Yacht Charters

& Sailing School

754-8601

Web Site

Sunsail Canada

758-5965

Windjammer Charters

741-1007

 

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Bowling:

Brechin Lanes

1870 East Wellington Rd. 753-2341

Lawn Bowling

Contact Info Click Here

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Boy Scouts:

Actually known as Scouts Canada. Girls have been accepted since the 1970's.

Scouts Canada, the country┬╣s leading youth organization, offers seven challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in nearly 3,600 individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.  Nanaimo and the surrounding areas serve nearly 1000 young people in a variety of sections. We can be contacted for more information at 1-888-Scouts-Now (1-888-726-8876).

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Ceramics:

TOZAN KILN

Visit Web Site Here

 

NANAIMO POTTERY CO-OP

758-3363 or call

Ruth Porter 758-9403

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Chess:

 

Nanaimo Chess Club

Place: MGM Restaurant, Nicol St.

Time: Weds. 7:45

Contact: Glen Beaudin 753-0102

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Clipper's Hockey:

Nanaimo Clippers Hockey

For schedules & more click here.

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Computer Club:

Nanaimo Computer Club

Click Here for Web Site

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Concert:

Vancouver Island Symphony

Website

 

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Dance:

Crimson Coast Dance Society

250-716-3230     website

Brigadoon Dance Academy

Highland Dance Instructors

756-3661

Harbour Dancentre

Ballet Jazz Tap Modern

Hip Hop creative Dance

754-6262

Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts

Ballet Tap Jazz

756-1412

Mid Island School of Dance

Cecchetti Ballet Stott Pilates

Modern Jazz Hip Hop

755-5003

Tempo Dance Academy

Ballet Tap Jazz Hip Hop

390-2633

Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Soc.

Click Here for Web Site

 

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Farmers Mkt.:

Nanaimo Farmers Market

Pioneer Plaza on Front St. by the Bastion.

Open Fri. 10:00am - 2:00pm

Spring to Thanksgiving

Website

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Fishing:

Gone Fishin'

Tackle Shop and good source of information.

758-7726

Lake Information

Click here for info

 

Suggestions

The fishing pier at Swy-a-Lana Park is a good place to drop a crap pot or try your luck fishing.

The cliffs at the Brickyard is also a spot to try for salmon while still fishing from shore.

There are lots of freshwater fishing options right within Nanaimo. Many of the lakes suck as Long Lake, Brannen Lake, Geen Lake, Colier Park etc. offer excellent fishing for trout and bass.

Ask some of the local tackle shops for the best advice. And be sure to check out the licensing requirements.

 

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Fish & Game Club:

Nanaimo Fish & Game Club

Click Here for Web Site

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Flying Model Aircraft:

PDQ FLYERS
Parksville District & Qualicum Flyers Assoc.

Visit Website HERE

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Football:

Vancouver Island Raiders

CJFL

For details click here.

Football Nanaimo

Midget & Bantam Redmen

Pee Wee program and more

Full information click here.

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Frisbee (Ultimate):

Ultimate Frisbee

Click Here for Web Site

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Girl Guides:

Girl Guides of Canada

Mid Island Area Guide Shop
#28 - 1708 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G9
P(250)754-8580 F(250)754-4450

Girl Guide Web Site Click Here

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Golfing:

NANAIMO Golf Club

2800 Highland Blvd

758-6332

Website

Beban Park Pitch & Putt

2280 Bowen Rd.

756-0108

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Gymnastics:

Nanaimo Gymnastics School

Click Here for Web Site

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Hang Gliding:

Hang Glide Vancouver Island

Visit Web Site Here

B C Hang Gliding Assoc.

Visit Web Site Here

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Hockey:

Nanaimo Minor Hocey Assoc.

Click Here

 

Nanaimo Clippers

Click Here

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Horse Riding:

R & W RANCH

7745 Stone Rd. Lantzville

390-1009

COTTONWOOD GP STABLES

3735 Jinglepot Rd. Nanaimo

 758-1617

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Kayaking:

Adventures Wild Heart

722-3683

Adventuress Sea Kayaking

755-6702

Alberni Outpost

760-0044

Discovery Expeditions

756-0094

Kayak Shack

753-3234

Nanaimo Paddlers

www.nanaimopaddlers.org

Pacific Northwest Expeditions

754-6300

Valhalla Pure Outfitters

390-6883

 

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Kennel Club:

Kennel Club

Website

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Library:

Vancouver Island Regional Library

90 Commercial St. 753-1154

3032 Barons Rd. 758-5544

Click Here for Web Site

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Lion's Club:

Lion's Club of Nanaimo

Click Here for Web Site

 

Lion's Club Projects

Click here to View

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Martial Arts:

Fredericksen Combative Arts

2231 E McGarrigle Rd. 619-9349

Nanaimo Aikido Club

714-7787

Nanaimo Judo Club

110 Machleary St. 754-1444

Nanaimo Shotokan Karate-Do

Box 864 Stn A Nanaimo 751-3700

Nanaimo Tae Kwon Do Club

2310F McCullough 751-1585

Shima Marital Arts

7-4286 Departure Bay Rd. 756-1055

Tomari Karate & Kick Boxing

751-3657

Withers Taekwon-Do Academy

3-2330 McCullough 668-0116

World Tae Kwon Do Kumdo & Hapkido

307-4300 Wellington Rd. 760-0119

 

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Mountain Biking:

 Nanaimo Mountain Biking

"There's a week and a half of riding," said Bob Simpson of Pacific Rim Bicycles in Nanaimo. He is talking about the Dumont mountain bike trails: 90 kilometres of single track, logging roads and "hard core North Shore." Simpson also recommends Mt. Benson's West Ridge Trails. The mountain is laced with trails that rise from 600 feet to 3200 feet. "But you have to get up there to ride down," he warns.
Head to Pacific Rim Bicycles for more information and maps, 250-390-2077.

Nanaimo Mountain Biking Club

Click Here for Web Site

Nanaimo Area Trails

Click Here for Info

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Mountain climb:

Mount Benson

Mount Benson

While not Mt. Everest, it certainly is an envigorating hike,

and the views are nothing short of spectacular.

Mt. Benson Information Site.

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Museum:

Nanaimo District Museum

Coal Mining, First Nations, Feature Exhibits, Bastion Program, Canon Firing, Education, Special Events & more!

100 Museum Way In Vancouver Island Conference Centre     

Phone 250-753-1821

www.nanaimomuseum.ca


Vancouver Island

Military Museum

255-4750 Rutherford Rd.

Rutherford Mall

250-756-2554

Mon. - Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Navy League:

Navy League of Canada

750 5th St. 753-3797

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Newcastle Island:

Newcastle Island

Newcastle Island possesses a rich natural and cultural history that makes it one of the most intriguing provincial parks in British Columbia.

The island's shoreline is dominated by steep sandstone cliffs and ledges that are punctuated by sandy gravel beaches. Caves and caverns abound along the shoreline, providing an appealing contrast to the undulating upland that is studded with Douglas-fir, Arbutus, Garry Oak and Dogwood trees. 

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B. C. Parks Web Site

Wikipedia Web Site Newcastle Is.

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Paintball:

Bastion Paintball

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Digger's Dodge Zone Paintball
Nanaimo Lakes Road

Contact Doug English 756-1545

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Parks & Trails:

Parks & Trails

Nanaimo boasts over 200 parks and protected green spaces.

This list is obviously not all of them. but an excellent place to start. Just click on the link for map and detailed information.

Newcastle Island

Piper's Lagoon Park

Buttertub Marsh Sanctuary

Neck Point Park

Bowen Park

Maffeo-Sutton/ Syw-a-lana lagoon

Colliery Dam Park

Morrell Nature Sanctuary

Petroglyph Prov. Park

Trails BC Web Site

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Photography:

Nanaimo Photography Club

Visit Web Site Here

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Power Squadron:

NANAIMO POWER & SAIL

SQUADRON

Visit Web Site Here

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Rally Racing:

RALLY RACING

Island Rally Club

Paul Smith Pres.

250-245-2028

email: p_smith@shaw.ca

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Ringette:

RINGETTE

For girls aged 9 and under.

Ask about the ladies team aged 30+

Mid-Oct. to March 31 Parksville & Nanaimo

Call: Sara 248-8345

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Rock Climbing:

Romper Room Indoor Climbing

Click here for Web Site

 

Holmes Rock Nanaimo

Click Here for Info

 

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Rotary:

Rotary Club of North Nanaimo

Click Here for Web Site

 

Oceanside Rotary Club of Nanaimo

Click Here for Web Site

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Rowing:

Nanaimo Paddling Centre

Rowing & Paddling

Visit our Web Site Here

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Rugby Club:

Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club

Click Here for Web Site

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SCA:

Society for Creative Anachronism

Visit Nanaimo Web Site

 

Society for Creative Anachronism

Visit Upper Island Web Site

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Sailing:

Nanaimo Yacht Charters

& Sailing School

Visit Web Site Here

 

Takuli III Sailing Adventures

Visit Web Site Here

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Scuba Diving:

Local Diving Sites

Click Here for Information

 

Sun Down Diving

Click Here for Web Site

 

Divers Choice Charters

Click Here for Web Site

 

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Seawall Walk:

 Nanaimo seawall

A pedestrian walkway that winds along the waterfront from Cameron Island to the Nanaimo Yacht Club. Visitors especially enjoy the section of the seawall near the Bastion, where craft shops and restaurants dot the path. The path continues to Swy-a-lana lagoon, and Maffeo-Sutton Park (behind the Civic Arena). It then continues along the water front and crosses over the Millstone River. A very pleasant walk any time of the year. Especially nice in the evenings of summer. 

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Senior's:

Harbour City Seniors

Click Here for Information

 

Paradise Island Senior's Society

For information call 250-754-9566

 

Bowen Seniors Computer Club

Click Here for Web Site

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Skateboarding:

Pioneer Skate Park

Click here for Web Site

 Nanaimo Skateboard Park

 At the corner of Comox Road and Wall Street, across from Bowen Park behind the Curling Club.

 

Nanaimo Skateboarding

Click Here for Web Site

 

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Sky Diving:

Ultimate High Parachute Centre

Visit Web Site Here

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Soccer:

Nanaimo Youth  Soccer

Click here for full information.

Vancouver Island Soccer League

Click Here

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Squash Courts:

Nanaimo Squash Club
(250) 754-3123
256 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B3

To view Map click here

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Swimming:

City of Nanaimo

Swimming Information

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 Nanaimo Riptide Swim Team

(250) 714-1800
741 Third Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 7B2

Swimfit.ca

Summer Swim Camp

Click Here for Web Site

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Symphony:

Vancouver Island Symphony

Website

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Tennis:

Nanaimo Tennis courts

Bowen Park, on Bowen Road near downtown.

Beban Park, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C.

Beaufort Park - 69 Lorne Place

Bob-O-Link Park - Thunderbird Drive, near hospital

Cranberry Avenue Park - By Moose Hall south of Nanaimo

Departure Bay Centennial - 1415 Wingrove

Diver Lake Park - Black Frank Drive

Harewood Centennial - 7th St

J. Weeks Park - Cranberry Rd

Loudon Park - Victoria Ave., near Long Lake

McGirr Sports Complex - 6185 McGirr - 756-1173

Maffeo Sutton Park - Arena St

Morningside Park - Morningside Dr.

Narco Centre - Victoria Rd.

Pioneer Park, behind the Canadian Tire across from Woodgrove Centre

Stacey Crescent Park - Stacey Cr.

Westwood Racquet Club, 2367 Arbot Road (250) 753-2866

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Theatre:

Port Theatre Nanaimo.

The Port Theatre 

125 Front Street, Nanaimo

754-8550

To view a complete schedule of upcoming events,click here.


NTG

The Nanaimo Theatre Group

2373 Rosstown Road

758-7246


Theatre B C

150 Commercial Street

714-0203


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Timberman Lacrosse:

Timbermen  Jr. B. Lacrosse

Click Here

Nanaimo Lacrosse Association

Click here for Web Site

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Volleyball:

Nanaimo Volley Ball Club

Click Here for Web Site

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Volunteer:

Volunteer Centre

Web Site

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Waterskiing:

Brannen Lake Waterskiing

Freshwater waterskiing

Click Here for information

 

Salt Water Waterskiing

Absolutely Unlimited!!

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Weavers & Spinners:

Nanaimo Mid-Island Weavers & Spinners

Contact Eva Ryan 250-758-4123

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Windsurfing:

Pipers Lagoon Park

Is a good spot to try your hand at windsurfing.

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Air Cadets
Aquarium Club
Art Gallery
Baseball
Bathtub Races
Bird Watching
Boat Rentals
Bowling
Boy Scouts
Bungee Jumping
Ceramics
Chess
Clipper's Hockey
Computer Club
Concert
Curling
Dance
4 X 4 Club
4-H Club
Farmers Mkt.
Fishing
Fish & Game Club
Flying
Flying Model Aircraft
Football
Frisbee (Ultimate)
Girl Guides
Golfing
Gymnastics
Hang Gliding
Hockey
Horse Riding
Kayaking
Kennel Club
Kinsmen
Lawn Bowling
Library
Lion's Club
Malaspina Choir
Martial Arts
Motocross
Mountain Biking
Mountain climb
Museum
Navy League
Newcastle Island
Orchid Growing
Paintball
Parks & Trails
Photography
Power Squadron
Rally Racing
Ringette
Rock Climbing
Rotary
Rowing
Rugby Club
SCA
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Seawall Walk
Senior's
Skating
Skateboarding
Sky Diving
Soccer
Squash Courts
Swimming
Symphony
Tennis
Theatre
Timberman Lacrosse
Volleyball
Volunteer
Waterskiing
Weavers & Spinners
Windsurfing