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    Nanaimo is a small city that can be a hub/gateway for the rest of Vancouver Island. It is easy to get to with a ferry from Horseshoe Bay just north of Vancouver.

    Nanaimo has a bit of history and has a very calm and friendly downtown strip that is great to just sit and relax. There is great scenery along the harbor and at a few small islands nearby, and the locals are very friendly.

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    This functional gateway city is many visitors to Vancouver Island's first port of call.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersLocal Culture
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    been there 2 many times

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Nanaimo is Vancouver Island’s second biggest city, sitting 113 km away from Victoria. Nicknamed the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World," bathtub racing is indeed a popular sport in the city. The city began as an important trading post during the early 19th century. An influx of Chinese immigrants came with the gold rush years of the mid-1800s. Consequently, the city has a rich cultural heritage. And somehow, along the way, they found time to invent the delicious Nanaimo bar.

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