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Facts About Nanaimo
The Indigenous peoples of the area that is now known as Nanaimo are the Snuneymuxw.
Nanaimo hosts the annual Nanaimo Marine Festival.
In 1853, the Bastion was built in order to protect the harbour and its surrounding area.
The Estimated Population of Nanaimo is 90,505.
An anglicised spelling and pronunciation of the word ‘Snuneymuxw’ gave the city its current name.
Nanaimo is twinned with Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Home of the sweet, no-bake treat, the Nanaimo Bar, including over 100 variations of its chocolaty, creamy goodness
Nanaimo is known as “The Harbour City.” The City was previously known as the “Hub City” which has been attributed to its original layout design.
The first Europeans to find Nanaimo Bay were those of the 1791 Spanish voyage of Juan Carrasco, under the command of Francisco de Eliza.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Nanaimo was 40.6 °C (105 °F) on 16 July 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −20.0 °C (−4 °F) on 30 December 1968.