GETTING HERE | NANAIMO
The city of Nanaimo is a classic West Coast community, offering natural beauty at every turn, and vast recreation potential. Nanaimo has one of the longest shorelines in Canada, and a forested mountain backdrop just outside downtown. Here, you can go from the wilderness to the city centre in just a few minutes, and spend more time in the places you want to be.
As the second largest city on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo promises a lively and unique urban experience.
NANAIMO | DISTANCES & DRIVING TIME INCLUDING FERRY
From Calgary 1052km 12.75 hours
From Edmonton 1240km 14.5 hours
Getting to Nanaimo
Getting To Nanaimo By Vehicle
Nanaimo is accessible via BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay or Tswwassen to Duke Point. Once on Vancouver Island use highway 1 and follow signs to downtown Nanaimo. Please consult Google maps for exact directions.
Getting To Nanaimo By Air
Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is located 14 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo. The airport is a short 15-minute drive from downtown Nanaimo during non-rush hour times. Public transportation is available and includes the Greyhound and Nanaimo Airporter
Click to see information about ground transportation at Nanaimo Airport.
Westjet: WestJet is pleased to offer 10% off the base fare* for travel between Nanaimo and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need the discount codes listed below. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit westjet.com/convention-discount.
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Travel from: April 18, 2017 to May 3, 2017
Blackout dates: April 16 – 17, 2017
Harbour Air: Service from downtown Vancouver to the Nanaimo harbour directly with flights every 30 minutes. See the schedule/book here.
The Nanaimo Airport is also serviced by Air Canada.