May 7, 2018

Summer in Nanaimo

Summers in Nanaimo are never boring, in July Bathtub Weekend is Nanaimo's most popular event, people build boats out of bath tubs and race them around the Nanaimo harbour and surrounding islands. Downtown and the waterfront are packed with vendors, food trucks, live music and beer gardens, they cap the weekend off with an amazing fireworks display.

The Silly Boat Regatta, teams build boats out whatever they can find and race them through the downtown harbour. Many don't succeed and end up swimming, its a great event with tons of laughs and fun for the whole family.

Throughout the summer we have family movie nights, enjoy a giant inflatable movie screen that is set up in Maffeo Sutton park downtown where families and friends can get together have a picnic and watch a movie.

Party in the park is a great summer event held at the Beban soccer fields, a fun evening of food trucks, beer gardens and live music.

Another major event is the annual 5K Foam Fest, hundreds of people race through a foamy, muddy and wet obstacle course with over 20 obstacles, including, climbing walls, mud pits, rope climb and the worlds largest inflatable waterslide.

Summers in Nanaimo are amazing, with the beauty of the city, the relaxing atmosphere of the waterfront, throw a crab trap in the water, sit back and watch the sea planes as they come and go, enjoy the stunning lakes and trails, get to know the friendly people, try the great food and enjoy all the fun family events.

If you're planning to buy a home in Nanaimo, these are just a few examples why you're making the right choice. 

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May 7, 2018

Scuba Diving a Great Sport for People in Nanaimo

Go diving near Nanaimo homes.People living in Nanaimo are fortunate to have the ocean so close to them. Scuba diving in the area is considered to be some of the best cold water diving in the world. Scuba diving is a lot of fun and a great way to relax as well as a more personal appreciation of ocean creatures. Sink or Swim Scuba and Water Sports has a great series of classes for people who’d like to learn to scuba dive. Start with the PADI open water diving course. Start studying at home to get some of the basics down, then join the class and instructor in the classroom for three evening sessions of both classroom and pool instruction. Follow that up with a weekend of diving. Two ocean dives are held on Saturday, then another two on Sunday, so participants are secure in their diving skills. The class is open to anyone from Nanaimo who is at least 10 years old, in good physical shape, and strong swimming skills.

Meet Other Nanaimo Real Estate Owners on Scheduled Dives

After completing the basic diving course, there’s a whole world of diving open to you! Hone and expand diving skills in the advanced and specialty diving courses, and make new friends at the weekly drop in dives. Join the group each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. or on the second Tuesday of the month for an after work dive at 6:30 p.m. Visit Sink or Swim Scuba to find out more about diving classes, gear rentals, and scheduled dives.

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May 7, 2018

Beautiful Westwood Lake Park

Visit Nanaimo real estate parks.The city’s many beautiful parks are a big draw for people considering a Nanaimo real estate purchase. One of the local favorites is Westwood Lake Park. The picturesque setting invites people to bring a picnic and settle in with good friends and good food to relax and shake off the pressures of work. The playground is an excellent place for kids to run, play, climb, and make new friends. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany their owners around the park, and there is also an area set aside for dogs to frolic off-leash.

Everyone in Nanaimo Can Enjoy the Park

Walkers and joggers from Nanaimo enjoy the tree-lined trails around the park. A well-maintained, 5.5 km loop goes around the lake and is mostly flat and gives a nice, easy pace. There are also shorter loop trails. Bikes are welcome as well.

From June through August, swimmers can enjoy the lake and have the security of knowing a lifeguard is present. Non-motorized boats and electric boats are welcome, and fishing is permitted. A wheelchair-accessible fishing float is at the south end of the park. Washrooms and changerooms are on site.

Visit Westwood Lake Park to get all the details about the park’s amenities and plan a trip.

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