Known as the Harbour City, Vancouver Island’s second largest city is home to the internationally famous Bathtub Races, Cadillac Van Isle 360 Yacht Race, and the Nanaimo bar, a culinary treat. This beautiful waterfront community boasts numerous parks and hiking trails and is a favourite with outdoor enthusiasts. Bungy jumping is among Nanaimo’s diverse recreational opportunities, and it’s been named the best scuba diving destination in North America. With two B.C. Ferry terminals--Duke Point and Departure Bay--Nanaimo is known as the Gateway to Vancouver Island. It's a mecca for shopping, first class dining, accommodations, and arts and entertainment. Its rich history in coalmining, fishing, and logging is still evident today.