My Nanaimo

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Welcome to the City of Nanaimo's new online engagement forum! Get Involved by telling us what #MyNanaimo means to you.

We encourage you to share your stories about why you choose to live here, your favourite places and your favourite things about Nanaimo. This engagement project is broken down into the following categories of which you can choose to participate in one or all:

  1. #MyNanaimo Stories: Share your #MyNanaimo story of why you choose to live in Nanaimo.
  2. My Favourite Things: Share your top three favourite things about living in Nanaimo.
  3. My Map of Favourites: What is your favourite place in Nanaimo and why?

Please remember, everyone has their own experience and point of view. Be respectful to one another as we explore this topic. Let's have some fun while reminding ourselves what a great place Nanaimo is to live in!

Please review our terms of use.

Welcome to the City of Nanaimo's new online engagement forum! Get Involved by telling us what #MyNanaimo means to you.

We encourage you to share your stories about why you choose to live here, your favourite places and your favourite things about Nanaimo. This engagement project is broken down into the following categories of which you can choose to participate in one or all:

  1. #MyNanaimo Stories: Share your #MyNanaimo story of why you choose to live in Nanaimo.
  2. My Favourite Things: Share your top three favourite things about living in Nanaimo.
  3. My Map of Favourites: What is your favourite place in Nanaimo and why?

Please remember, everyone has their own experience and point of view. Be respectful to one another as we explore this topic. Let's have some fun while reminding ourselves what a great place Nanaimo is to live in!

Please review our terms of use.

Share Your Story

My Nanaimo is green. My Nanaimo is compassionate. My Nanaimo is unique. My Nanaimo is thriving. What is your My Nanaimo? Tell us your story of why you choose to live in Nanaimo. 

Thank you for sharing your story today! 

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    My Nanaimo is beautiful.

    by Lynsmirl!, 3 months ago
    Nanaimo is naturally beautiful. You can see the ocean from so many parts of the city, and planners with vision have protected many coastline areas, giving the public many opportunities to experience it. By car, bike or on foot, experiences that benefit the body, mind and soul are found all over the city. The more I explore, the more I find.


    I hope Nanaimo continues to develop and enhance it’s natural beauty by maintaining and expanding parks, trails and bike lanes, and further draws tourism and future residents through the beautification of downtown and travel corridors . Let’s show our... Continue reading

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    Angel Network

    by ale2020, 5 months ago
    Heartfelt Caring experiences here in Nanaimo. I moved here in 2016 to be near my children after a 17 year abscence due to suffering from a severe depression after my marriage ended.


    when I moved here I only brought four boxes and a couple of suitcases. I had given away the majority of my belongs and sold what I could. Here People I met were so generous I have replaced everything I needed here through buying them or getting donations.


    I was and am impressed by Loaves and Fishes Food Bank and the Nanaimo Women’s Centre.

    Loaves and Fishes Food... Continue reading

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    Climate & ocean

    by Averil, 5 months ago

    Moved here from the north for the moderate climate & to be near the ocean. Live in the old city so we can walk to the restaurants & take in live music. Love the parks, live near Bowen, often take our dog to Colliery Dam & love hiking the ridges above Linley Valley.

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    A Knock At The Door

    by jharris2000, 11 months ago

    It was a dark and chlly night. We were packing groceries into our new home on the south end of Haliburton Street. There was a knock on the door. Unsure of the neighbourhood, which had a ripe reputation, we squinted through the peephole in the door.

    On our step stood a stocky youth, his hat tilted on a jaunty angle and his breath steaming in the cold night air. We unlatched the door and opened it six inches. "Yes?" we chanted in unison.That's when we noticed the youth had a friend standing by our front gate, also watching us with... Continue reading