Nanaimo and Area

Nanaimo is located centrally on the east coast of Vancouver Island, approximately 111 km north of the provincial capital, Victoria. The city of Nanaimo serves as the economic hub for the mid and north Vancouver Island areas.

Nanaimo covers an area of 88.19 square kilometers within the Nanaimo Regional District. It's population of over 73,000 (2001 Census) has an average annual growth rate of about .8%, just slightly less than the provincial rate of 1%.

The City of Nanaimo enjoys a moderate Mediterranean-type climate all year long, which contributes to making this City an attractive place to live.

Summers are warm and sunny, with frequent ocean breezes. Temperatures in Nanaimo average in the mid 20's Celsius (70 to 80 Fahrenheit). Evenings are pleasantly cool. Winters are the most temperate in Canada, with temperatures hovering near 4°C.

The daily average temperature for July is 18°C; for December 4.4°C.

Nanaimo receives a moderate amount of precipitation with the average rainfall for July being 12.94 cm and December 15.02 cm.