Nanaimo Airport

Nanaimo Airport is 14 kilometres south of Nanaimo, a city on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Nanaimo is 55 kilometres west of Vancouver and serves as a harbour and ferry port for the region. Visitors to Nanaimo can use Skyscanner's Whole Month Search tool to find the cheapest flights. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Nanaimo 

Nanaimo's has temperate, coastal weather with mild, rainy winters and warm, dry summers. Summer is the best time to visit Nanaimo. Visitors enjoy marine activities and water sports, highlighted by the Nanaimo Marine Festival in July. Use Skyscanner's Price Alert Tool to get notifications on price changes to find the cheapest flights to Nanaimo Airport. 

Airlines that Fly to Nanaimo Airport 

Air Canada, WestJet, and Island Express fly over 300,000 passengers per year to and from the airport. These airlines offer daily direct flights to Vancouver and Calgary. There are no direct flights to international destinations from Nanaimo Airport. The capital city of Victoria, on the south end of Vancouver Island provides international connections. For a complete list of airlines and destinations, check the airlines page on Skyscanner. 

Airport Facilities 

Connections Cafe offers hot breakfast, drinks, and daily specials seven days per week. The café is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nanaimo Airport is a barrier-free airport which is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. The security office in Room 102 has a lost and found service. The airport features ATMs, a gift shop, and car rental offices. 

What to See and Do in Nanaimo 

The Nanaimo Marine Festival takes place in July. Unusual boat races headline the festival, including the Dragonboat Festival, Silly Boat Festival, and Bathtub Boat Festival. The Bastion, an 1853 wooden defence tower left over from the Hudson Bay's fur trading days, houses a harbour history museum. In the summer, the museum opens with a bang and fires a row of cannons to herald its opening to visitors. A wide variety of summer festivals greet visitors with food, wine, and music for every taste. 

Nanaimo is the middle hub for visits to Vancouver Island. Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is 111 kilometres south of Nanaimo. Victorian architecture and colonial gardens adorn one of the most densely populated cities in Canada. Tourists travelling around Vancouver Island from Nanaimo can visit beach resorts and fishing villages for scuba diving, fishing, and whale watching. Ferry boats ply the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the mainland and many of the minor islands in the region. 

When staying in Nanaimo, Victoria, or travelling around Vancouver Island, use Skyscanner's hotel search to find the cheapest accommodation and the best hotel deals in every season.

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Ground transport options from Nanaimo Airport include Greyhound Bus Lines, Nanaimo Airporter Shuttle, taxis, and rental car companies Budget and National. Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, runs north into Nanaimo and continues via ferry link to Horseshoe Bay on the mainland. 

 Who flies to Nanaimo

 Airport Contact Details

Nanaimo Airport

Box 149,
Vancouver Island,
V0R 1H0,

Tel:+1 (1)250 2452157
Fax:+1 (1)250 2454308


 Location Details

Longitude:123° 52' 0'' W
Latitude:49° 3' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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