Newcastle and Protection islands are just a scenic mini-ferry ride away from downtown Nanaimo.
Nanaimo is Vancouver Island's second largest city, after the British Columbia capital Victoria. Vancouver, Western Canada's glittering metropolis, is just across the Strait of Georgia from Nanaimo. The Harbour City's hidden charms are well appreciated by local residents. This blog proposes to share a few of them, while examining timely issues as they appear.