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Situated on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is home to extraordinary landscapes and natural beauties. Nanaimo is also named the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World" or the "Hub City" because it is positioned centrally on Vancouver Island. The city developed from an old trading post to a spectacular tourist location.

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Best time to visit Nanaimo

Summer in Nanaimo is short and the weather is comfortable that's why many people go here during the months of July and August. You can also enjoy many celebrations including the Summertime Blues Festival, Marine Fest and Nanaimo International Jazz Festival. Make sure to book a hotel and rental car in advance to snag some great deals before they get booked out.

Driving tips in Nanaimo

Driving time from Nanaimo to Vancouver is approximately 2.5 hours via Trans-Canada Highway. Note that due to an increase in crashes, the government of British Columbia has lowered its speed limits by 10 kilometers on highways around the province, including Nanaimo. A stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway from Cowichan Bay to Nanaimo has been rolled back to 80 km/h from 90km/h, according to CTV News Vancouver Island.

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Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival is an amazing event that is organized by the Nanaimo Blues Society. The festival gathers amazing and very talented, provincial, national, as well as international Blue artists to perform. The atmosphere is great. During the event, take place many cultural and children activities, there are many booths with food, souvenirs and gifts. People feel great and enjoy the music. It is an opportunity to listen to quality music and even to your favourite artists, so do not miss this event.

Asteras Greek Taverna is an amazing place to eat, located in Nanaimo. The food is cooked on site and are used old Greek recipes. The restaurant prides itself in having many satisfied customers, great and fresh food. In addition, the experience will be a memorable and delicious one. Authentic and fresh flavours are used for cooking the food, so you will enjoy the best food in the area. The service is fast and efficient, the tables look great and are very clean, the decor is also very nice. One of the most popular dishes are the halibut cakes, the roast lamb or the seafood brochette. The atmosphere is exquisite and you can taste great drinks, as well.

Newcastle Island in Nanaimo is an amazing place, great for a relaxing day and taking photos. You can have picnic or hike around the area. Although the island is little, is very beautiful and relaxing. It is also great for camping, walking, strolling or swimming and people are delivered back by a ferry. The forests in the area are also very nice and perfect for a relaxing walk. The views are heavenly, so this spot in Nanaimo is highly recommended.