The Nanaimo Airport

Ever get tired of the busy and stressful of business weeks in a crowded street? We understand, everyone is looking for a great place to unwind some stress levels and relax for once in a while. We sure think of golden sand, cold summer breeze of the winds, a relaxing rush of the ocean, and the birds flying over a clear blue sky – perhaps, Nanaimo is placed we are all imagining.


Nanaimo is a part of Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada and has a population of 90,504 according to the latest census of 2016. It is also the headquarters of the Regional District of Nanaimo. The city was previously known as the Hub City due to its original geographical layout wherein the streets are outlining the shoreline like the spokes of a wagon wheel.

The residents in the city are known to be as the Snuneymuxw. The glorious island was first discovered by European travelers in 1791 Spanish voyage headed by Juan Carrasco under the guidance of Francisco de Eliza. They initially named the City Bocas de Winthuysen. In as early as the 19th century Nanaimo began its career as a training post. Later on in 1849 Chief Ki-et-sa-kun of the Snuneymuxw announced to the Hudson’s Bay Company of coal in the area. The discovery of the city proved that Nanaimo is abundant of coal and it is briefly recognized as the export center of coal. Soon, the Nanaimo Bastion was built in 1853 which has been preserved in time and now a popular tourist destination in the downtown area.


Nanaimo is located on the Vancouver Island about 110 km northwest of Victoria and 55 km west of Vancouver. It is linked to Vancouver via the Horseshoe Bay BC Ferries Terminal in West Vancouver. You might not know this but a popular past time is Vancouver whale watching. Nanaimo also serves as the primary gateway to many other island destinations such as the northern part of the island also called as Tofino, Comox Valley, Parksville, Campbel River, Port Alberni, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, it’s off coasts cities – Newcastle Island, Protection Island, Gabriola Island, Valdes Island, and many more.


Like any other British Columbian land properties, Nanaimo also experiences a temperate climate accompanied with mild, rainy winters and cool, dry summers. Nanaimo is usually hidden from the low-pressure environment by the influence of the mountains surrounding central Vancouver Island. Summers are unexpected to be dry considering its latitude and location.


One can choose from the three gateways to enter Nanaimo – the Nanaimo Airport which caters its service to Vancouver and Calgary, the Nanaimo Water Airport which also services to Vancouver Harbor and Vancouver Airport, and lastly the Nanaimo Water Airport. The City also has three BC Ferries terminals found at the Departure Bay, Duke Point, and downtown.


In 2011 Canadian Census, Nanaimo had a population of 83,810 which shows a 6.5% increase compared to the 2006 census. Nanaimo’s city land area is 91.30 square kilometers which make the population density of 918 people per square kilometers. It has been determined that the average age of Nanaimoite is 44 years old. many people travel to the city for work including Vancouver emotionally focused therapy practitioners. There are over 38,000 private dwellings in Nanaimo, and 36,000 are bodied by the usual residents.

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