Did you know that Santa spends late fall over in Nanaimo? Last year I got to hang out with the jolly old elf himself when I was researching the Kris Kringle Craft Market, and this year I’m giving away some passes to this fun family event. Kris Kringle Craft Market Where: Beban Park Social Centre […]
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Contributed by Megan Kennedy via FestivalSeekers Get out of the big city and head to Nanaimo’s Longwoodstock Music and Craft Beer Festival! The 604 is a great area to explore, but there are times it’s well worth venturing further afield. For BC mainlanders, Vancouver Island holds many attractions, not the least of which is the […]
The Vancouver Island Symphony and guest artists will perform at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park for Symphony by the Sea, happening August 12th. Now in its 23rd season, this family-friendly event in a seaside park is the perfect way to spend a warm summer night in the Harbour City. Symphony by the Sea in Nanaimo When: […]
Last year, I got to witness competitor Jamie Garcia ripping around in a wicked fast bathtub. This year, I got to ride in a tub… a 12 person tub! It’s always fun out on the water in Nanaimo but when you’re in the world’s largest bathtub, celebrating the amazing World Championship Bathtub Race, it’s pretty […]
The best way to explore a city’s history is to go for a walk. Lucky for me, when I was on assignment with FestivalSeekers in Nanaimo, I had two amazing guides. The first was Chris Sholberg, the city’s Culture and Heritage Planner, and the second was Brian McFadden, Vice President of the Vancouver Island Military […]
It’s always an adventure when I travel to Nanaimo to preview some of their awesome festivals. I came back with a pirate doll, a box of Lucky Charms, and a bottle of local craft beer — all totally relevant to what I was researching (including a wee dram of whiskey in my belly). I was […]