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10 Interesting Facts About Nanaimo

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.
Facts About Nanaimo
Facts About Nanaimo

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