#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

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