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Rent a Charter Bus to Visit Nanaimo

Let GOGO Charters take you on a journey to Nanaimo, Canada. For those people who always get stuck behind the wheel on vacation and miss all the good stuff, a rental bus reserved through GOGO Charters is just the answer you are looking for. With the reputation of being one of the best charter bus companies in New York, their level of commitment and customer service follow wherever they go. While you are seeing all the rich history and multicultural flair of the region, your driver will man the helm. Also called “The Harbour City,” this beautiful Canadian island is located directly across the Georgia Strait from Vancouver. The large natural harbor is the main connection between Vancouver Island and the main land. It has a dessert bar named after it and has become a popular destination for retirees.

Calling All Nature Lovers

For those who love the outdoors, this destination has endless activities to keep you busy. This Canadian island is said to have some of the best diving spots in the world. One area that comes highly recommended are the artificial reefs that were created when the Canadian Naval vessels HMCS Saskatchewan and HMCS Cape Breton were intentionally sung. Petroglyph Provincial Park is an amazing step back in time. This historical-class has a collection of over 1,000 petroglyphs that date back to 900 A.D. and 1100 A.D. and were made by the Algonkain or Iroquoian speaking people. The First Nations people of the area call these rocks Kinomagewapkong which means “rocks that teach” or “The Teaching Rocks.” These petroglyphs are usually found in areas that were considered places of power, where the forces of nature were believed to be very strong. Once you have seen the petroglyphs, enjoy a hike through the park and observe various indigenous animals in their natural habitat and enjoy the fresh air. You can find more information about the Petroglyph Provincial Par here. There are two islands located in the harbor that are perfect for exploring. Protection Island is the smaller of the two islands and is home to a small residential community. There are no banks or stores located on the island; however, after exploring the area, you can hit the Dingy Dock Pub for a cold drink. It is the only registered floating pub in Canada. With the amazing views and the relaxed atmosphere, it isn’t hard to see why this is a local favorite. Check out their menu and hours of operation. Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park is located on the other island in the harbor, Newcastle Island. This is one of the most intriguing parks in British Columbia. The island has an abundance of historic and cultural sites that can be found while hiking the miles of trails that snake all around Newcastle Island. Keep an eye out for the Salish First Nation villages. The Canadian Steamship Company opened a pleasure resort on Newcastle Island in the 1930’s and built a dance pavilion, a teahouse, picnic areas, change houses, a soccer field and a wading pool. Although the pleasure resort is no longer running, these amenities are still there serving as a visitor’s center. Find out more about the history of the petroglyphs and the park.

Historical Sites worth Seeing

The Bastion is a wooden fortification built in 1853 by the Hudson Bay Company to serve as protection for the island. Before it was moved for preservation, it was highly visible by land and sea making it the premier landmark in the harbor. The Bastion is not only the oldest building in Nanimos, but it is the only wooden bastion in North America. There is a museum open to visitor’s year around but The Bastion is only open from May 18 to September 1. Please visit for specific information. During the summer months, the heritage interpreters that are onsite dress in costume and the cannon is fired daily at noon. If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, Craigdarroch Castle is well worth a peak. The castle construction was started in the late 1880s for wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir, who died before it was complete. The castle is said to have the finest collection of residential stained and leaded glass in North America. There are r32 stained glass windows that are worth the trip. The castle is still decorated in its original 1890s furniture and has been converted into a museum. You can read more about Craigdarroch Castle and the Dunsmuir family on their website.

Many Fun Festivals

One of the most popular festivals is The Nanaimo Marine Festival held every summer. There are live performances, children’s events and a parade for the celebration. The highlight of the festival is the International World Championship Bath Tub race where people come from everywhere to join the race. If you want to get in on the action for just find out more about the festival, please visit. The Old City Multicultural Festival is a celebration of the diversity of the community. There are interactive booths, free entertainment, food and sidewalk sales for all to enjoy. You can find out more about this summer festival on their website. The Dragon Boat Festival takes place in mid-May offering a pancake breakfast, food trucks and candle and carnation ceremonies. Hit one of the brewery gardens set up by Longwood Brewery. With more than 70 Dragon Boat racing teams entering the race every year, it is the biggest festival in this part of Canada. Find out more information online about the summer festival. The historic Canadian island is packed with history and culture with lots of wide open spaces to wander. Whether you are a history buff or the type to enjoy lazily kayaking around the beautiful islands, this beautiful, historic Canadian island will is a trip well-worth taking. The relaxed community and fresh air will make it hard to say goodbye.


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