Nanaimo, British Columbia known as the “Harbour City” is the second largest city on beautiful Vancouver Island and has much to offer when you are considering relocating. The city has enjoyed steady growth, a place for singles, families and although far from a retirement community, it is a city they all can enjoy.


From fishing and boating in the ocean or numerous lakes, camping, hiking, biking to the Community Centers offering pools and skating rinks Nanaimo has it all. If Scuba Diving is your passion the surrounding waters are perfect for taking part. Much of this is due in part to “Project Reef” which involves sinking ships to create artificial Reefs. You will find local Golf Courses to tee off at as well as many more a short drive south in Duncan or to the north in the Parksville & Qualicum area.

Art and festivals

From the Port Theater, to art galleries and music festivals visitors and residents alike can find a venue. Outdoors there is the annual “Bathtub Race” where ‘”Tubbers” from around the world come to participate in a race that begins and ends in
Harbour. Another race is the Dragon Boat which has 40 to 60 teams racing ornate Boats in the harbour as well, and the rowers practice all year to participate.

The city

Nanaimo can best be appreciated by strolling the Harbour Walkway from downtown past the modern Seaplane Terminal, through Lagoon Park over the pedestrian bridge past the Nanaimo Yacht Club.


Accessible and affordable many commute to the mainland on a daily basis or even the occasional business meeting is within reach. The median price of owning a home in Nanaimo is $356,900 and the opportunity for a more relaxed lifestyle, good schools and lots of recreation has many trading in big city living.

If you are considering relocating to Nanaimo, you will find the area affords a different lifestyle. the experts at Sunrise Moving and Storage can help. Call us for a free estimate when moving to Nanaimo.