The Airport


One of the best ways around the marvelous island of Vancouver is through traveling by air via Nanaimo Airport’s facilities. It is located in the central of the magnificent beauty of Vancouver Island itself. The Nanaimo Airport offers a modern air vehicle which offers a wide array of amenities and entertainment to the people who chose to travel with the aviation company. The Nanaimo Airport has located 18 km to the south of downtown Nanaimo. It is the primary air transportation gates for the islands in the central of Vancouver.

Nanaimo Airport Terminal was built in the year of 1991 with a modern air passenger facility which could support a broad range of passengers, amenities, and services – this includes scheduled charter airlines, car rental agencies, ground transportation companies, and of course unique restaurants you could try only in Nanaimo. There is also a short-term and long-term parking service for those who will be picking up their cars after they have returned vice-versa. The Nanaimo Airport Terminal can handle an average of 120,000 passengers with an estimated 650 tons of air cargo and freight yearly.

Surrounding Area

Aside from the Nanaimo City, there are also other major centers within the primary landing area which are the cities of Duncan, Parksville, Port Alberni and towns of Tofino, Ucluelet, Qualicum, and Ladysmith. Three districts are laying close to Nanaimo as well – Nanaimo Reg. The district, Cowichan Valley Reg. The district and the Alberni-Clayoquot Reg. District. If you are looking for the hospital around Nanaimo, there are several such as Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Ladysmith General Hospital, and Hospital West Coast General (Port Alberni). For those who are looking for universities in Nanaimo, you could try out VIU – Vancouver Island University or North Island College. There are also a lot of business industries in the city open to serve people at most convenient hours.


As per required by the federal law, luggage and bags shall be searched accordingly for safety purposes at the security entrance of the boarding lounge. There are item restrictions that one should know before entering the lounge to save self from extra hassle in the airport.  Forbidden items may include sharp items, such as scissors, pocket knives, and metal nail files – these elements should not be packed in carry-on baggage.

If one is concerned whether or not the flight will be canceled due to disturbances in weather, one should call airline personnel right away to confirm the flight schedule or if there will be a rescheduling of the flights. It is recommended to foresee this kind of situation and contact the correct airline personnel in between the flight schedule to ensure the schedule of the passenger.