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Blink Acro demonstrates why Love! Is a must-see!

Nanaimo is truly one of a kind. All of Vancouver Island has a certain flavour that’s different from anywhere else, and even on the Island Nanaimo stands apart for being a wonderful, eclectic, and creative place. Come feed your mind, body and soul in Nanaimo this November!


Christmas might be a little while away yet, but smart shoppers know that now is the time to get your gift buying out of the way early! Nanaimo’s premier Christmas craft market, Kris Kringle Market, will take place this year from November 15-18, and features over 150 vendors! That’s 150 of some of Nanaimo’s finest craftspersons and artisans selling utterly unique objects that will make unforgettable gifts! Featuring treats like hot cocoa and cider, fresh donuts and a photo opp with Santa himself, this is a great time every year. It’s easy to get your shopping done early at the Kris Kringle Market!


Vancouver Island has more than its fair share of incredible musicians, making the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra one of the most accomplished group of artists you’re ever likely to see play live. On November 16 at the Port Theatre, they will be teaming up with the gymnasts of Blink Acro to present an original piece of theatre in the style of Cirque du Soleil called Love! Watch these incredible athletes perform artistic and daring physical feats while the orchestra plays an accompanying score that will make you cheer along! If you know the VISO and Blink Acro, you know that this is not one to miss.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Nanaimo, look no further than the Best Western Dorchester Inn. Located just steps from both Nanaimo’s scenic waterfront and historic downtown, we’re your portal into all of your Vancouver Island adventures! Don’t be afraid to ask our friendly staff for recommendations for food, shopping, or activities; we’d love to make you feel at home!
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