Much to Discover in Old City Quarter!

Nanaimo has many great shopping areas featuring great, local shops and boutiques. One such area is Old City Quarter. Featuring a diverse selection of restaurants, cafés, clothing and specialty stores, OCQ has something for everyone. If you’re feeling peckish, check out Bocca Café:

Grab a latté and a freshly, home-baked treat (may we suggest the Cranberry & White Chocolate loaf?!) and sit outside at one of their uniquely hand-painted tables. Perhaps you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend? If so, head into the quaint Blue Poppy Garden Galley.It is so unbelievably adorable in here! From outdoor garden art to glass work to jewelry, this garden gallery has a little something for everyone.


In addition to cafés, the Old City Quarter houses a number of great restaurants. One such restaurant is Asteras Greek Traverna – one of Nanaimo’s few truly authentic Greek restaurants.The roast lamb, a favourite among Asteras patrons, melts in your mouth – it’s so delicious!

These are only a few of the many great shops and restaurants located in Nanaimo’s historic Old City Quarter. So grab a friend, a family member, or even just yourself, and enjoy this great, truly local shopping experience.

– Sarah & Sean

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