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Nanaimo is among British Columbia’s most livable cities, having a favorable balance of lifestyle, employment and investment opportunities for the marine and other sectors. The city has experienced rapid growth over the last decade, largely due to an influx of young working-aged families who have been attracted by comparatively low housing prices, a mild climate and exceptional scenery.

Strategically located on the east-coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is the regional service centre for mid and north Vancouver Island. This growing community enjoys a skilled and educated labour force, an impressive infrastructure network and many nearby recreation and cultural amenities. Nanaimo’s beautiful location, nestled between the ocean and the mountains, provides residents and visitors with a diverse range of recreational opportunities.

The City’s central location is approximately 90 minutes north of Victoria, 20 minutes south of Parksville, and 3 hours east of Tofino, making Nanaimo the perfect home base for visits anywhere on the island.

The Nanaimo Airport along with two ferry terminals, offers convenient access to the mainland from the Nanaimo area. A full service port facility, seaplane terminal, railway and island highway also provides additional passenger and freight transportation options on and off the island.

On behalf of Nanaimo … ‘We hope you have the opportunity to visit us and indulge in our unprecedented hospitality and fine “Island” living’. ‘In leaving, we hope you will take good memories, new friendships, and a desire to return to Nanaimo’.

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