#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

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