Old City Quarter has become a premium shopping destination in Nanaimo thanks to a diverse collection of independent stores. Whether you're looking for that perfect little black dress dress, a nephew's birthday gift, a one-of-a-kind piece of art, or a new patio set the Old City Quarter has you covered. 

Check out the full directory of shops. 


Craving Italian? Greek? Sushi? Pub fare? Then come dine out in the Old City Quarter and check out the delicious assortment of cuisines available. In the warmer months, patios are open offering fresh local ingredients and craft beers. In the colder months, just follow your noses to the warmth eluding from the cozy taverns and bistros. 

Check out the full list of Old City Quarter eateries.


If you're looking to just take a load off, come stroll through the Old City Quarter. The pace is easy here and sauntering is encouraged. Call it, Island Time. There's also some great services to help you really let go including acupuncture and tarot reading.


Looking for more to do around Nanaimo? Visit The City of Nanaimo website to get in the know and Tourism Nanaimo to #EXPLORENANAIMO