I’m rapidly approaching the end of my third year of living in the beautiful Nanaimo, BC Canada and i thought it was about time for me to write a little bit about it.
TL;DR: It’s fantastic
The people are as whole incredibly nice, friendly and helpful, especially compared to the two other major Canadian cities i’ve lived in (Toronto and Calgary).
The weather is absolutely fantastic. Yes it does rain a fair amount but i was out golfing yesterday on January 9th. Most places in Canada i would be trying to avoid going outside at all on January 9th.
I’ve found a ton of small businesses here that i absolutely love and go to regularly. Places like Lucky’s Liquor store, Curious Comics, and Piper’s Meat. I’m hoping to do write ups about my favorite places around town in the near future.
Only an hour and a half ferry to Vancouver (Or a 15 minute flight) and about an hour and a half to drive to Victoria. It’s nestled in a great spot that provides easy access to these larger cities when needed.