ARRIVE AT THE GATEWAY TO CANADA’S INNER PASSAGE
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Located on the east side of Vancouver Island, the town of Nanaimo juts out into the Straight of Georgia to form a three-sided waterfront. Vancouver sits on the opposite side of the strait while Victoria is 70 miles to the south. However, Canadians will tell you the distance is actually 113 kilometers.
Nanaimo has one of the longest shorelines in Canada, and it features an incredible backdrop of forested hills. Mount Benson rises to the west, the Nanaimo Estuary sits just south of town and to the north is Canada’s Inner Passage and the magnificent fjords that glaciers carved from the coastal mountains millions of years ago. Nanaimo is your gateway to Canada’s Inner Passage as it’s where Kenmore Air’s northbound flights clear Canadian Customs.
Effective April 1, 2022, the Canadian government dropped the requirement for fully-vaccinated travelers to provide a negative COVID test to enter Canada by land, water, or air. Travelers will not need a booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated. You must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada, and you may reference our step-by-step guide for assistance. Please arrive at check-in prepared with the following documents:
For full information on COVID-19 restrictions and updated details, please visit our COVID-19 page to ensure you have all you need to travel to Naniamo.