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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  • The area is very nice. Small boutiques, and some of the best restaurants in the city. Far safer than it might look at night.  more »
  • Again a walk worth taking, from the cosiness of the Coast Bastian Hotel to the Old City Quarter, walk, see what was made, created by hand, if you can, pause a moment at the War Memorial Obliesk on you...  more »
  • The old City Block, gives you a feel of walking back in time. Lots of unique shops, and treasures can be found. Do no rush, as you may miss the details on the old buildings. A must for anyone visiting...  more »
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