Where to stay around Nanaimo?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 179 holiday lettings near Nanaimo. From 79 houses to 30 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Nanaimo for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nanaimo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Nanaimo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Vancouver Island University: 264 holiday lettings
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park: 255 holiday lettings
  • Frank Crane Arena: 275 holiday lettings
  • Woodgrove Shopping Centre: 309 holiday lettings
  • Nanaimo Museum: 254 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Nanaimo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Nanaimo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 79 houses in Nanaimo. Our other popular types of Nanaimo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 30 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nanaimo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 47 holiday homes with pool available in Nanaimo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A holiday rental home in Nanaimo, British Columbia is a perfect choice for your next breakaway to Canada

    There are many good reasons to choose Nanaimo for your next holiday. A holiday rental home in Nanaimo will put you close to gorgeous scenery, exciting activities and interesting attractions. You?ll feel right at home in your well-appointed rental.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Nanaimo, British Columbia

    Nanaimo is a perfect choice for those who enjoy spending time in the out of doors. There are so many activities that you won?t be able to do them all in just one visit. The sea provides the backdrop for many of the most popular options such as sailing, fishing, swimming and diving. Sailing and fishing charters are on offer. There are many great dive spots nearby as well. Sea kayaking is also very popular here. Sea kayaking is a wonderful way to have the chance to get up close to various types of marine life. Whale watches provide the opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their natural environment. After days filled with activity, make a stop to one of the local spas for a bit of pampering.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Nanaimo, British Columbia

    In addition to the long list of activities in the out of doors, you will also find many places to visit whilst on holiday to Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Museum provides an overview of the history of this area through a series of interesting artefacts and exhibits. Wildplay Element Park gives families a chance to enjoy exciting activities such as zip line courses, swinging bridges and much more. Pipers Lagoon Park and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park are just two of the many beautiful parks that are located in and near Nanaimo.

    Weather in Nanaimo, British Columbia

    Chilly winter nights and pleasant summers are what you will find whilst on holiday to Nanaimo. During the winter months the average low temperatures are between -2° and 3° C and the average highs are between 6° and 8° C. In the spring the average lows are 3° to 6° C and average highs are 13° to 17° C. During the summer the average lows are 9° to 11° C and the average highs are 21° to 24° C. There is some precipitation each month. The most, by far, occurs during the winter months. In the summer there is between 25 and 41 mm per month. During the winter, there is between 127 and 201 mm per month.

    Travel to Nanaimo, British Columbia

    The nearest major airport to Nanaimo is Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which is 55 km away. Another, smaller airport, Nanaimo Airport (YCD), is located right in town. You will need a car for use during your stay.

    Activities and attractions in and around Nanaimo

    Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Nanaimo has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
    • Brechin Lanes (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
    • WildPlay Nanaimo (7 mi / 11.2 km)
    • Winchelsea View Golf Course (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
    • Fairwinds Golf Club (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
    • Ladysmith Golf Club (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Nanaimo

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Nanaimo is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
    • Newcastle Island (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Beach Estates Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Departure Bay Beach (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
    • Pipers Lagoon Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
    • Roberts Memorial Provincial Park (10 mi / 16 km)