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Shopping in Nanaimo

Living in Nanaimo means you don’t give up a thing when it comes to shopping. All the brand name retailers you love are here, plus historic charm in the downtown shopping district and farmers markets for fresh organic food.

Nanaimo shopping malls

Woodgrove Centre
Largest shopping mall on Vancouver Island located on Old Island Highway #19A. 150 shops including:

  • The Bay  Woodgrove Shopping Centre
  • WalMart
  • Chapters
  • Winners
  • SportChek
  • Old Navy
  • ToysRUs

Country Club Centre
Located on Old Island Highway #19A. Over 50 Shops and Services including:

  • Save On Foods
  • JYSK
  • CIBC
  • Best Buy
  • Shoppers Drug Mart

Nanaimo North Town Centre
Located on Rutherford Road and Old Island Highway #19A.  Over 50 shops and services including:

  • Canadian Tire
  • London Drugs
  • Lowes

Port Place Shopping Centre
Located downtown Nanaimo. Over 30 shops, including:

  • Thrifty Foods
  • London Drugs
  • Liquor Store

More big box stores:
Superstore, Costco, and The Home Depot

Downtown Nanaimo

Three distinct areas of downtown Nanaimo offer you these unique shopping experiences:

  • Arts District—Home of art galleries, studios and artist cooperatives featuring local and BC artists. Centred around Commercial Street.
  • Old City Quarter—Destination shopping and dining along pedestrian friendly cobblestone streets. Features revitalized heritage buildings dating from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Located at Fitzwilliam and Wesley Street.
  • Waterfront—Souvenir shops, boutiques, and ice-cream. Located along the harbourfront walkway (seawall) across the Lions Great Bridge over the Mill River

Farmers Markets

Fresh, seasonal produce and other handmade goods are available from these Island-famous farmers markets:


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