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Spring into #LifeintheOCQ

Join me, Tinkerbell, Saturday March 31st, for the Historic Walk and Easter Treasure Trail in the Old City Quarter!

We'll meet in Wesley Square for one of three walks at:

  • 12 noon
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm

I'll lead you on a magical adventure through Nanaimo's historic Old City Quarter! Discover our beautiful neighbourhood and check out all the historic buildings! This walk is geared for ALL ages with special Easter treats along the way for the littles.


  • enter the colouring contest
  • remind Mom and Dad to book your MINI FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT! 6 Edited photos for only $25 with JazzieFoto Photography!

(To book your session please email jazzieme1@hotmail.com)

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Home to an eclectic group of businesses including specialty shoppes, boutiques, restaurants, community service providers and professionals. 

Shop OCQ


A vibrant mix of boutiques and specialty shops, the Old City Quarter has something for everyone.



There's something for every palette in the Old City Quarter. From specialty cheese, to gluten-free and vegetarian eats, to cupcakes and craft beer (not to mention home to the Nanaimo Bar), come hungry. 

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Grab a cup of coffee or tea and just relax in the Old City Quarter. The pace is easy here and the people are always friendly. InfraRed Hydration Station, acupuncture, spas, tarot reading? We've got those too. 

Over 70 services.


From dentists, to accountants, to mobile phone repairs, to legal services, Old City Quarter is where some of the best professionals in Nanaimo come to work.