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Old City Quarter, Nanaimo

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • This group of shops centred on Fitzwilliam, but spread over a several block area contains many restaurants from fine to average with ethnic foods, sandwich/coffee, etc. It also includes many small sto...  more »
  • Lots of wonderful little shops in a very compact area. You can walk easily between shops and restaurants. Friendly staff will help with just about anything even giving suggestions where you can find i...  more »
  • Covering only a few blocks bordered by charming stores and streets worth exploring. A standout was Sweet Somethings - a chocolate store filled with wonderful treats to see and eat!  more »