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There are lot of events and things to see and do in Nanaimo this summer.

Check the attractions and events pages to see what is just around the corner this month.

Canada 150 celebrations and activities start on June 21st, 2017

Canada Day 150 Events

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The outdoor pool is now open daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Come and enjoy the only hotel outdoor pool in Nanaimo

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Come celebrate Nanaimo Heritage Days this Sunday, May 21st, 2017 in Downtown Nanaimo.  Click the link Nanaimo Heritage Days

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The city of Nanaimo is proud to announce that our annual summer event Party in the Park, a live music festival which is happening Saturday June 24, 2017 has drawn big time country music star Aaron Pritchett! Thanks to Pacific Island Events www.pieevents.ca   Aaron and many other bands will be playing chart topping hits like “Out of the blue” and more! This is a one day event though so be sure to get here early, attend the concert and spend the weekend exploring our beautiful city. Click here to see our calendar for other events scheduled in and around Nanaimo.

Howard Johnson Nanaimo is offering a limited time discount for rooms with ocean views and only a 5 minute walk from the Nanaimo Waterfront where the event will be held. Click here to book your reservation! Use the RATE CODE LKIE and save 10% on your room. RATE CODE LKIE is limited to reservations booked for the Party in the Park Weekend only!

For more information about the concert, bands and how to book a ticket for the concert, visit http://www.pieevents.ca

 

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Due to delay in receiving pool paint – the POOL will open June 7th, 2017 depending on the weather……………

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We are so excited to have Aaron Pritchett – Party in the park on June 24th, 2017 at Beban Park.

click here to find out more

Look for more exciting news on this event coming soon!

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Well spring is here – but the weather has not been that wonderful to say the least.  Due to the poor weather the outdoor heated pool is scheduled to open on May 27th, 2017

More information to follow as we get closer to May 27th, 2017

Valentines Day Coming Soon Posted January 14, 2017

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Valentines Day is just around the corner.

With Valentines day comming soon we would like to share with you some interesting facts that you may not know.

  • Second only to Christmas – Valentines day has the most cards given out of any other holiday.
  • Did you know that teachers receive the most Valentines day cards of any other profession.
  • In 1868 the first box of chocolates was sold by Richard Cadbury.
  • Expensive Chocolates – Did you know that over 1 Billion dollars will be spent of chocolates in North America this Valentines Day.
  • According to legend St. Valentine was executed on February 14th and left behind a letter to the jailers daughter (his love) and monikered “From Your Valentine”.
  • Did you know that when it comes to spending on Valentines Day Men spend approximately twice as much as women.

Have something special planned for Valentines day and need some accomodations? Let us provide you with a room for your special evening. Click here to find out our special prices. Book early and save.

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Photo credit: blog.tourismnanaimo.com

The bells will be jingling as the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off.

Please support by donating or volunteering.  To volunteer for the campaign, by either manning a kettle or helping put together hampers, call Dawne Anderson at 250-740-1004.

Happy Hallowe’en Posted October 28, 2016

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Have a Happy and safe Hallowe’en

 

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Thank you for an amazing summer! Posted September 27, 2016

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A Special Thanks,

The Howard Johnson Harbourside would like to thank everyone that traveled to or through Nanaimo and stayed with us for an amazing summer. Our business would not be able to function without its wonderful patrons and because of this we would like to extend our thanks to all of you. We met some amazing people this summer and hope to see you all again.

 

Sincerely,

Management