Nanaimo is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, known as “The Harbour City.” Population of Nanaimo was estimated as 83,811 in 2011 Census.
Nanaimo has a temperate climate with mild, rainy winters and cool, dry summers. It has relatively dry summers, and heavy rain and sometimes snowfall occur during winter.
Things to Do & Living.
Hiking, boating, kayaking, biking and world-class scuba diving and snorkeling are everyday activities of the waterfront area. Nanaimo gets its identity, history and a wealth of recreation from a lovely, island-sheltered harbour right in the heart of town.
Nanaimo is a fast-growing urban centre with a revitalized downtown core, delightful harbourfront walkway, a new museum, affordable art galleries, and a wealth of shopping and dining alternatives.
Here’s more information about living and things to do in Nanaimo: http://www.nanaimo.ca
And here’s a quick video for you to learn more about visiting and living in Nanaimo:
Economy & Employment.
The original economic driver was coal mining; however, the forestry industry supplanted it in the early 1960s with the building of the MacMillan Bloedel pulp mill at Harmac in 1958. Today the pulp mill is owned by the employees and local investors and injects well over half a million dollars a day into the local economy. The largest employer in Nanaimo is the provincial government. The service, retail and tourism industries are also big contributors to the local economy.
Technological development of Nanaimo have been growing with companies such as “Inuktun” and the establishment of government-funded Innovation Island as a site to help Nanaimo-based technological startups by giving them access to tools, education and venture capital.
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