#ExploreLocal to rediscover the flavours of Nanaimo! Enjoy a meal on a sunny patio or take it to go and picnic at the beach. Pick up a pint (or six!) with your meal, or head straight to the brewery or distillery for safe and convenient curbside pick-up. Some restaurants are even offering provisions for your pantry (to cook at home) and delivery right to your door.

There are hundreds of unique, Nanaimo experiences open and ready to welcome you!

Stay Safe & Support Local Businesses

  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 2m (or 6ft) from individuals outside of your household “bubble” – even outside
  • Masks are required in all indoor public and retail settings
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often, and avoid touching your face
  • Make a reservation to dine outside on a patio with your only household

Provincial Travel Restrictions

78 Wharf Street Gallery
Gabriola Visitor Centre
Brechin Lanes and Escapism Escape Rooms
Coastal Blue Adventures Ltd.
Long Lake Waterfront B&B
Bees Knees Community Café
Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant
Piccadilly Bistro
A Wee Cupcakery
Smokin’ Georges BBQ
Airhouse
Arbutus Distillery
Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Cliffside Brewing
COCO Cafe
Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
Island Römer Adventures
Gina’s Mexican Cafe
WildPlay Element Parks
Island-ish
Fredrich’s Honey Farm & Shop
Robert’s Place
Go Fish Charters
Cottonwood Golf Course
Westco Experiences
Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
Budget Car Rentals (Terminal Ave)
Milton St. Public House
Best Western Northgate
Budget Rent A Car
Longwood Brewery
Top Notch Burgers
Simonholt Restaurant
Millstone Estate Winery
Common Foundry
Fairwinds Golf Club
Melange Restaurant
Breakout Nanaimo
Asteras Greek Taverna
Wolf Brewing Company
Modern Café
GERTIE – Gabriola’s Community Bus
Gallery Merrick
Gabriola Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
Nanaimo Golf Club
Kool & Child: Kool Toys & Teaching Tools!
Neck Point Röming Game – Island Römer Adventures
Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar
Bocca Café
Kitties & Cream 
Buccaneer Inn
McLean’s Specialty Foods
La Stella Trattoria
White Sails Brewing
Bistro Taiyo
Pirate Chips
Mahle House
Burnt Honey Dessert Company
Budget Car Rentals (Hayes Rd)
Woodfire Grill
Living Forest Oceanside RV & Campground
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant
Crow & Gate Pub
Bluebird Motel
Lobelia’s Lair Metaphysical Treasures
Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite