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Sightseeing, Airlines, Accessibility
Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North America’s largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
Museums & Heritage Sites
Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimo’s fascinating history in our museum located in the VI Conference Centre. The main gallery offers a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo’s earliest settlers and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Our award winning replica coal mine is a special treat. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson’s Bay Company post built in 1853. Don’t miss the gift shop! Museum Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday Summer Hours: Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Harbour City Transportation offers uncommonly luxurious touring itineraries reflect our local roots. Our guests prefer the roads less travelled, instead exploring back alleys steeped in history and culture, enlivened with new artisans and vendors, or rustic and charming journeys that only locals can lead. Luxurious, inspired and authentic.
A day hiking business run by Bryce Copeland. Bryce guides on the local trails around Nanaimo, BC. Some sights we see along the way are rivers, gorges, mines, suspension bridges, waterfalls, and custom hikes.
Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd. is an Wilderness Adventure company, based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in multi-day and day hiking, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing adventure tours. Our signature hiking tour is The West Coast Trail, located in “our backyard”.
Experience BC’s most sustainable whale watching on an unforgettable day at sea aboard our open zodiac-style boat or our semi-covered boat. Our coastal wilderness is home to killer whales, humpback whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, eagles, and more! Our 3-4 hour whale watching tours depart daily from downtown Nanaimo BC, April-October. We guarantee you’ll see a whale, or your next trip is on us!
We are a PADI 5 star scuba shop. Learn with us, dive with us all year round. Hire a Dive master for a personal tour of our favorite dive sites. Upgrade your open water certification to an advanced or dry suit course. We’d like to show you why Vancouver Island is rated a top ten dive destination year after year.
Customized Sailing / Motorized Catamaran Excursions. Ideal for individuals, couples, Family Celebrations, Private Charters, Sunset Cruises, Bridal Showers, Staff Events, Celebrations of Life, etc.
Tours and Transportation
Museums & Heritage Sites, Indigenous Culture
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
Central Island Adventure Tours is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia and we supply local fishing charters and boat tours through the Gulf Islands and remote camping drop off and pickup services at local islands.