A Short tour of Nanaimo

Here’s a short video tour of Nanaimo I just came across on the web. It starts off with showing some of the scenes of the waterfront downtown and eventually pulls into the parking lot of my office to visit the ducks in the lake behind it. Below the video, I’ve time indexed the locations and put them on a map so that those of you who don’t know the area can get an idea of where these places are.


The walkway along the waterfront where there are numerous shops, restaurants, float places that will take you to Vancouver (or the airport) in 20 minutes , ferries to Newcastle Island (a park) Gabriola Island, and Protection Island. There is a small beach for swimming there as well. The large blue boat you see is the catamaran that was until recently a foot passenger ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver, which may or may not be revived. (The company had some financial issues although it was fairly popular.) Behind the boat, there is the Dinghy Dock Pub which I’m told is North America’s only floating pub. Oh yes, and all around you is waterfront park. On the real estate side there are waterfront condos and a shopping mall across the way.


You see an image of someone driving in the highway, the white building on the right is my office, with the Coast Realty sign. (Which you can’t quite make out, but that’s what it says.) The car pulls into the parking lot in the back where you see some ducks hanging around the edge for Long Lake. A popular place to swim, go boating, waterski and go for a stroll. As you can see in the video, there are houses that are situated to peer over the lake and take advantage of the view.

Zoom out a bit to see both of the location markers.

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Ryan Coffey

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