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Old City Quarter, Nanaimo

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Nanaimo's Old City Quarter is part of the original economic core of the city. Buildings in the area date from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

The Old City Quarter has undergone a revitalization of heritage buildings along with the addition of new developments which complement the period architecture. A revitalization program in the early 1980s attracted unique retailers.

Today, it is home to an eclectic group of businesses: specialty shoppes, restaurants, community service providers and professionals.
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  • A perfect lunch and afternoon wander. Variety of quaint shops, something for everyone. Lobelia's is a highlight with an eclectic array of items for sale, plus have a reading (numerous choices) tarot, ...  more »
  • I enjoy some of the old feel of the city here but it's nothing spectacular. Nothing like the old churches in Vancouver or the old look of Gastown. There are some good shops in this area but plenty of ...  more »
  • Enjoyed a walk this afternoon through the old quarter of Nanaimo. Plenty of shops, coffee shops, and local flavour, recommended  more »

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