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Home to the world-famous bathtub races and the @nanaimobartrail. Tag your best Nanaimo pics with #ExploreNanaimo & we'll share our favourites! 🌲⛰🌊

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The ocean beacons us with her song, the waves crashing against the rocks like music. Who thinks the ocean is magical?⠀ .⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀ .⠀ 📍 The Salish Sea, Nanaimo⠀ 📷 Photo by @melkarlik⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #forest #lookout #ocean #weather #sea #clouds #silhouette #trees #travel #landscape #moody #water #island #photography #explore #adventure #sea #pnw #westcoast #adventure #outdoors #authentic #blue #grey #holiday #vaycay

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"Built from 1895 to 1896, the Nanaimo Court House is a very striking and superior example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, which was favoured for major public buildings of this period. The building features the rough-dressed masonry and prominent round arched openings typical of this style. The picturesque roofline is highlighted with a slate covering and intricate⠀ copper ornamentation." - The Nanaimo Community Archives⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍 The Nanaimo Courthouse (Fall 2018)⠀ 📷 Photo by @Jesse.hm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #travel #adventure #nanaimo #vancouverisland #downtown #courthouse #architecture #learn #buildings #history #localhistory #urban #travel #exploremore #mapleleaf #city #vintage #old #antique #oldcity #harbourcity #education #clouds #sky #bluesky #fall

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Are you excited for the opening of @WhiteRabbit.CoffeeCo in Nanaimo's @OldCityQuarter? Scheduled to start business later this month, they are partnering with @HearthstoneBakery.ca to bring you hot brews and delicious goodies. Keep an eye out for these oh-so-nummy croissants. ⠀ .⠀ Fun fact: although often associated with France, croissants actually originated in Vienna, Austria. Who knew?!⠀ .⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀ .⠀ 📍 White Rabbit Coffee Company⠀ 📷 @whiterabbit.coffeeco⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #food #pastry #baking #croissant #butter #french #austrian #delicious #nom #lekker #golden #flakey #bakedgoods #coffeeshop #local #explore #foodadventure #savour #coffee #cafe #yummy #tasty #eat #flavour #foodie

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2019 will be a time for change, growth, and new experiences. Come to Vancouver Island and #ExploreNanaimo this new year. #HappyNewYear! 🌱⠀ .⠀ 📍 Saysutshun (Newcastle Island)⠀ 📷 Photo by @Kaxifaisal⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #forest #sapling #seedling #salal #wild #green #beautiful #trees #travel #landscape #growth #change #experience #inspiration #explore #adventure #westcoast #pnw #bc #canada #outdoors #authentic #hike #sunlight #twentynineteen

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Meet Hugo, outdoor explorer and honorary Tourism Nanaimo tour guide. This 17-week old pupper likes to walk the trails at Neck Point Park. Come to Nanaimo and discover why dogs around the world rank Nanaimo as a top place to visit. Give us a paws up if you think Hugo is a good boy 🐾⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍 Neck Point Park⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @rogerluocreative⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #sky #trees #clouds #ocean #sea #dogs #canada #travel #landscape #puppies #beach #grass #animals #explore #adventure #cute #pnw #westcoast #handsome #outdoors #winter #walk #furry #adorable #holiday

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Happy Holidays from your friends in Nanaimo! This little buddy was spotted playing in the snow on top Mt. Benson. How are you enjoying your winter in Nanaimo?⠀ .⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ 📍 Mt. Benson⠀ 📷 @vanislebouldering⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #Exploretheworld #hike #snowshoe #mountain #snow #wild #pacificnorthwest #travel #explore #nature #winter #bird #vogel #animals #cute #pnw #wildlife #wildlifephotography #weather #holidays #coldweather #peaceful #relax #getaway #canada

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Grab a hot beverage from Drip Coffee Social and then head across the road to Departure Bay Beach for a beautiful walk along the shoreline. In the summertime, this spot is great for swimming; in the cooler seasons, watch the fog roll across the waves. Catch a spectacular sunrise anytime of year. Fun fact: Drip Coffee Social also serves beer and wine! Sip on some Vancouver Island brews or ferments while looking out towards the sea. It doesn't get more authentically west coast than this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreNanaimo #DropByDrip⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍 Departure Bay Beach⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 Photo by @OnePeakCreative via @DripCoffeeSocial⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #sky #island #clouds #coffee #hat #plaid #canada #travel #landscape #trees #beach #beer #wine #explore #adventure #sea #pnw #westcoast #beautiful #outdoors #winter #december #nanaimo #holiday #vaycay

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Chilling in a hammock overlooking the ocean at Moorecroft Regional Park doesn't sound like a bad idea (Hammock not provided #BYOH)⠀ .⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀ .⠀ 📍 Moorecroft Regional Park, Nanoose (15min North of Nanaimo)⠀ 📷 Photo via @Annakaw⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #explorebc #ExploreCanada #hammock #beach #ocean #sea #trees #relax #unwind #mountains #sky #nature #natur #westcoastbestcoast #westcoast #pnwliving #explore #getaway #beautiful #memories #wanderlust #travel #grass #waves #westcoastadventures #holiday #staywild

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Friends who paddle together stay together. Tag your crew in the comments below 🌊⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 📍 Gabriola Island⠀ 📷 Photo by @leland__cole⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #Exploretheworld #kayak #paddle #ocean #sea #mountains #pacificnorthwest #sky #explore #waves #blue #adventurous #staywild #nature #explorenaturet #friends #escape #bluesky #islandlife #canadiansafari #beautiful #wild #wanderlust #Canada #PacificNorthWest

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There's no better way to start an adventure than with a cold one with the boys/girls. Have you tried the Black & Tan from @WolfBrewingCompany yet?⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 📍 The Forest, Nanaimo⠀ 📷 Photo via Wolf Brewing Company⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #Exploretheworld #craftbeer #graphicdesign #beer #brew #forest #pnwt #traveling #exploring #nature #walk #hike #wild #black #tan #yum #foodanddrink #sip #drink #madeincanada #beautifulbritishcolumbia #staywild #local #productofcanada #wolfbrewing

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Wool you be visiting Nanaimo anytime soon? We recommend grabbing a coffee from one of our many amazing local cafes. Order your beverage to go and take a drive along the back-country roads. Catch the winter mist rolling over farmer's fields or catch a glimpse of the mountains as the fog lifts.⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 📍 Jinglepot Rd.⠀ 📷 Photo by eye_picture_you⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #Exploretheworld #countryside #animals #rural #farm #roadtrip #pacificnorthwest #travel #explore #mist #fog #vacation #pnw #cute #sheep #farmanimals #winter #drive #moody #coldweather #peaceful #relax #getaway #canada #landscapephotography

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Flashback to warmer times: the best and safest time to hike Mount Benson is Spring, Summer, and Fall. After trekking up the hillside, you are rewarded with stunning views of Nanaimo, the Salish Sea, and the coastal mountains of mainland British Columbia and Washington State. What's your favourite time of year to hit the trails?⠀ .⠀ #explorenanaimo⠀ .⠀ 📍 Mount Benson⠀ 📷 Photo by @sarahjanegriffiths⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #lagoon #sky #sunrise #sunset #north #clouds #goodvibes #bluesky #travel #landscape #forest #beach #magic #photography #explore #adventure #sea #pnw westcoast #adventure #outdoors #mountains #hike #relax #unwind #holiday #vaycay

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Weathered trees, rugged coastlines, and dynamic skies make the wilds of the Pacific North West a wondrous place. Who thinks rocky coastlines are beautiful? 🙋⠀ .⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀ .⠀ 📍 Jack Point and Biggs Park⠀ 📷 Photo by @naturalwild66⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #forest #lookout #ocean #weather #sea #clouds #silhouette #trees #travel #landscape #moody #water #island #photography #explore #adventure #sea #pnw #westcoast #adventure #outdoors #authentic #blue #grey #holiday #vaycay

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Moody weather at Descanso Bay Regional Park on Gabriola Island. Do you have a favourite winter-walking trail in Nanaimo? Share in the comments below 👇⠀ .⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀ .⠀ 📍 Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola Island⠀ 📷 Photo by @naturalwild66⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #forest #lookout #ocean #weather #sea #clouds #silhouette #trees #travel #landscape #moody #water #island #photography #explore #adventure #sea #pnw #westcoast #adventure #outdoors #authentic #blue #grey #holiday #vaycay

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The Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is just one of the many species of whale on our coast. Can you name some of the others? 🌊⠀ .⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀ .⠀ 📍 Salish Sea⠀ 📷 Photo by @valwatson via @vanislandwhale⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #Exploretheworld #whalewatch #marinemammals #ocean #sea #openwater #pacificnorthwest #traveler #explorer #boating #mountains #vacation #experience #wild #magnificent #sky #seascape #biology #wildlife #canadiansafari #blue #natureisawesome #nature #canadian #beautiful

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