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Nanaimo /nəˈnaɪmoʊ/ (Canada 2016 Census population 90,504) is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is the second largest city on the island and has the second biggest harbour.


See Strait of Georgia.


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Newcastle Island/wiki/Nanaimo#Newcastle_IslandIsland icon Newcastle Island [[Nanaimo#Newcastle Island|Newcastle Island]] 49°11.402'N, 123°55.962'W

Protection Island/wiki/Nanaimo#Protection_IslandIsland icon Protection Island [[Nanaimo#Protection Island|Protection Island]] 49°10.667'N, 123°55.124'W

Also see Strait of Georgia.

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Nanaimo is a port of entry/exit for Canada. For details see Entrance: Canada.


Nanaimo Ferry Terminal

Nanaimo Ferry Terminal/wiki/Nanaimo#Nanaimo_Ferry_Terminal
Harbour icon Nanaimo Ferry Terminal [[Nanaimo#Nanaimo Ferry Terminal|Nanaimo Ferry Terminal]] 49°11.648'N, 123°57.322'W
Port of Entry
No facilities for yachts

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Brechin Point Marina

Brechin Point Marina/wiki/Nanaimo#Brechin_Point_Marina
Marina icon Brechin Point Marina [[Nanaimo#Brechin Point Marina|Brechin Point Marina]] 49°11.488'N, 123°56.888'W
Port of Entry

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XX@XXX; Tel: +1 (250) 753-6122; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX
Address: 1958 Zorkin Road , Nanaimo, BC , Canada

Stones Marina & Boatyard

Stones Marina & Boatyard/wiki/Nanaimo#Stones_Marina_.26_Boatyard
Marina icon Stones Marina & Boatyard [[Nanaimo#Stones Marina & Boatyard|Stones Marina & Boatyard]] 49°11.301'N, 123°56.847'W

Undercover moorage for vessels 20’ to 46’, open moorage for boats ranging 26’ to 55’. Water, electricty (metered), Security: 30 high definition and infra-red security cameras, 10 locked security gates. Boatyard with 83 ton travel lift, repairs, chandlery.; Tel: +1 (250) 753 4232; Fax: +1 (250) 714 0951; VHF channel XX
Address: 1690 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9S 4E1

Anchorage Marina

Anchorage Marina/wiki/Nanaimo#Anchorage_Marina
Marina icon Anchorage Marina [[Nanaimo#Anchorage Marina|Anchorage Marina]] 49°10.981'N, 123°56.697'W
Port of Entry

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reservations@themarinasideresort.comX; Tel: +1 (250) 591 0880; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 66
Address: 1520 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, V9S 4E1 Canada

Newcastle Marina

Newcastle Marina/wiki/Nanaimo#Newcastle_Marina
Marina icon Newcastle Marina [[Nanaimo#Newcastle Marina|Newcastle Marina]] 49°10.829'N, 123°56.570'W
Port of Entry

Berths for 130 boats. Over 4400 feet of open moorage for short and long term moorage. Water, electricity (metered), toilets, showers, laundry (tokens). 24-hour surveillance system, the docks are well lit and secure with locking gates and a FOB system. 60-Ton Capacity Marine travel-lift, repairs (by outside contractors).

XX@XXX; Tel: +1 (250) 753 1431; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX
Address: 1300 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Hours: Monday to Friday: 0900 - 1700

Townsite Marina

Townsite Marina/wiki/Nanaimo#Townsite_Marina
Marina icon Townsite Marina [[Nanaimo#Townsite Marina|Townsite Marina]] 49°10.736'N, 123°56.511'W
Port of Entry

Usual facilities, laundry. Repairs (sail, canvas, hull, electrical); Tel: +1 (250) 716 8801; Fax: +1 (250) 591 0058; VHF channel XX
Address: 20 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9S 5T7
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Nanaimo Yacht Club

Nanaimo Yacht Club/wiki/Nanaimo#Nanaimo_Yacht_Club
Marina icon Nanaimo Yacht Club [[Nanaimo#Nanaimo Yacht Club|Nanaimo Yacht Club]] 49°10.660'N, 123°56.453'W
Port of Entry

Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, WiFi. Visitors' moorings for reciprocal clubs members (5 days/month). Clubhouse, bar.; Tel: +1 (250) 754 7011; Fax: +1 (250) 754 7224; VHF channel XX
Address: 400 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9S 4J1

Nanaimo Port Authority

Nanaimo Port Authority/wiki/Nanaimo#Nanaimo_Port_Authority
Marina icon Nanaimo Port Authority [[Nanaimo#Nanaimo Port Authority|Nanaimo Port Authority]] 49°10.090'N, 123°56.058'W
Port of Entry

Marina in the heart of Nanaimo. All facilities, fuel barge, pumpout facility, crane, shops, cafes and restaurants close by. Ferry services to Vancouver. Customs port-of-entry easily accessible on the E-Dock (inner basin) right next to the fuel barge. Bus and taxi service located nearby.; Tel: +1 (250) 754 5053; Fax: +1 (250) 754 4186; VHF channel 67
Address: P.O. Box 131, Nanaimo, B.C. , V9R 5K4 Canada
Hours: May 1 to Sept 30: 0730 - 2200; October 1 to April 30: 0830 - 1800
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing


Mark Bay

Mark Bay/wiki/Nanaimo#Mark_Bay
Anchorage icon Mark Bay [[Nanaimo#Mark Bay|Mark Bay]] 49°10.858'N, 123°55.928'W
Anchor in 4-6 m depth.


Water In Stones Marina, Newcastle Marina, Townsite Marina, Nanaimo Yacht Club, and Port Authority
Electricity In Stones Marina, Newcastle Marina, Townsite Marina, Nanaimo Yacht Club, and Port Authority
Toilets In Newcastle Marina, Townsite Marina, Nanaimo Yacht Club, and Port Authority
Showers In Newcastle Marina, Townsite Marina, Nanaimo Yacht Club, and Port Authority
Laundry In Newcastle Marina, Townsite Marina, and Nanaimo Yacht Club
Garbage Bins in the Terminal and all marinas
Fuel Station in Newcastle Marina, Townsite Marina, and Nanaimo Yacht Club
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs In Stones Marina, Newcastle Marina, and Townsite Marina
Internet WiFi in Nanaimo Yacht Club
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Supermarkets in the town.

Eating out

Restaurants in the town.


  • Seair and Harbour Air operate float plane service from downtown Vancouver and Richmond (YVR) into Downtown Nanaimo
  • BC Ferries operates car ferries to Nanaimo from Tsawwassen (South of Vancouver) to Duke Point in Nanaimo, and from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
  • There are inter-city bus services serving Vancouver Island including Nanaimo



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