Nanaimo (Vancouver Island, BC Canada)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news


West Coast USA and Canada - Alaska


49.16670 N, -123.93300 W

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Nanaimo is a city on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is famous as "The Harbour City." Nanaimo was previously known as "Hub City" which was attributed to its centralized location on Vancouver Island, as well as to original layout design where all streets radiated out from the shoreline just like the spokes of a wagon wheel. Nanaimo is the headquarters of Regional District of Nanaimo. It has a total area of 91.30 km2 (35.25 ml2) and a population of 83,800 inhabitants according to Canada 2011 Census.

The original economic driver of Nanaimo was coal mining. In the early 1960s the forestry industry supplanted it through the building of MacMillan Bloedel pulp mill at Harmac (1958), named after Harvey MacMillan (1885-1976, Canadian wartime administrator, philanthropist, forester and forestry industrialist). Currently the pulp mill is owned by local investors and the employees. It injects more than half a million dollars per day into local economy. The provincial government is the largest employer. The retail, service and tourism industries also contribute to local economy.

Technological development on the city of Nanaimo has been growing with companies like "Inuktun" and the founding of government-funded Innovation Island to help technological start ups in the city by giving access to tools, venture capital and education.

Nanaimo Port Authority operates inner Harbour Basin marina which provides mooring for smaller ships and W.E.Mills Landing and Marina which provides mooring for larger ships. The Port Authority operates two terminal facilities, of which one is at Assembly Wharf (close to the downtown core) and the another at Duke Point for cargo operations. The Authority completed the addition of US$22 Million Cruise Ship Terminal at Assembly Wharf in 2011. It is capable of handling large cruise liners and provides Canada Border Services Agency clearance.

Nanaimo is the host city of the annual Nanaimo Marine Festival. The bathtub race is part of the festival and starts in Nanaimo harbour downtown, then goes around Entrance Island and north-west to Winchelsea Islands by Nanoose Bay to finish in Departure Bay back in the city of Nanaimo. Until 1990s the race alternated between racing from Vancouver to Nanaimo and from Nanaimo to Vancouver.

An interesting fact is that the Nanaimo bar (a no-bake cookie bar with custard filling), is actually a Canadian dessert that was named after Nanaimo.

The Nanaimo cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC Canada.

If you lose the Nanaimo location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Nanaimo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. May, 2017
Day Ships in port
17 May, 2017
Explorer Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
26 May, 2017
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
28 May, 2017
Norwegian Sun(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)