Nanaimo Vacation Rentals, Cottages & More!

British Columbia’s sixth largest city stretches along the east coast of south central Vancouver Island. As a result, Nanaimo is home to a vast array of recreational and cosmopolitan pursuits, as well as many vacation rental options. With the ocean to the east and Mount Benson to the west, the great outdoors are close at hand. At Nanaimo’s bustling waterfront—replete with a parkland and swimming lagoon—everyday activities include hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golfing, and world-class scuba diving! Nanaimo’s historic downtown core is comprised of heritage buildings, shops, artist galleries, and performance spaces. Seafood is a local specialty, and can be purchased directly from fishermen at the wharf, or sampled at various eateries along the seawall. Nanaimo Bars, a world-renowned dessert, are on offer at many of the city’s neighborhood bakeries and cafés, and on the self-guided Nanaimo Bar Trail tour, which features 23 stops. Head south of the city to explore the rural farms and orchards of Cedar community, and check out a busy Sunday’s farmer’s market. Nanaimo cabin rentals offer natural and urban attractions, and are a prime base for exploring the rest of Vancouver Island.

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