- Business Traveler
For business owners, travelling salespeople, government employees on the go and marketing executives, business travel is still an important part of company success. Nanaimo is a hotspot for business travellers because it is centrally located on Vancouver Island.
- Extended Stay
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers all the comforts of home for our extended stay travelers. Whether you are working in the area, a student studying for a short period of time, between homes or a snow bird looking to migrate to warmer climate, we have affordable accommodation with home-away-from-home amenities to suit your needs.
- Group Coordinator
Need group accommodation for your business, organization, club, church, school, team or special event? The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a fresh alternative to traditional hotel, motel or hostel accommodation with our unique group services & amenities. If your group size is between 10-50 people, consider a stay with us! Choose your group type below for more detail.
- Leisure & Family
Prefer traveling with like-minded people & meeting others while you travel? Enjoy being immersed in the heart of the community you are visiting? Appreciate staying in unique accommodations run by owners & staff that are passionate about enhancing your travel experience? Then you’ll enjoy the Painted Turtle Guesthouse for your next Nanaimo visit as a family, couple, or single traveler.
- Special Events
A perfect base for your special events! From girl's nights, reunions, regional retreats, weddings and any occasion where you want to stay in the same place. Combining accommodation, self -catering or catered options AND common areas to make us a unique choice to stay with a few or up to 50 of your favourite friends & family. Full facility bookings available select months - wow!
- World Traveler
Kick off National Poetry Month with Nanaimo's Poet Laureate Tina Biello and Friends!
The most exciting boat show on Vancouver Island is back! Come and experience the very best of the boating and marine world.
Sat. April 1st, 2017 - Dance Another Chars Landing House Call for Doctor Bones - Gospel infused blues, rock & funk
wide range of gospel-infused contemporary and traditional blues, rock, funk and Americana music, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and harmonica. Their uplifting musical vibe is great for dancing...
The Listening Space presents the original work of Nashville recording artist Victor Anthony and local singer song-writers Bobbi Schram, Jeff Edwards and Carrie Ingrisano.
CRAFT & GARAGE SALE-Come and check out what every one is letting go of and what they have made for you to buy for a great deal.
Showcasing a popular collision of bluegrass, folk, jazz, swing, and classical, not to mention a dizzying number of instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, "idle hands are the devil's workshop".
Everyone is welcome to come and listen to the adjudicated sessions. Admission by donation. A reminder to audience members: absolutely no photography or recording (audio or video) is allowed.
On Saturday, April 1, join us at 7:30pm for a fabulous concert featuring Gordon, J.J., Trish and Geoff along with pianists Annie Avery and Grant Simpson and other special guests from Canada’s North.
Rev up your career with this one day mini-conference for career and professional branding.
Each year, the dance section of the Upper Island Music Festival is extremely proud to present the best and most entertaining group dance performances in DANCE GALA.
New blues & roots-rock from Vancouver Island - CD release tour, Solo Show.
When the Earth and the Moon align just right, the tides uncover a variety of edible treasures. Local experts will discuss where and how to forage for shellfish locally and safely.
Painting from Your Heart is about getting in touch with your intuitive side. This is a day about leaving the references behind and listening to what's in your heart.
Are you interested in learning about VIU? Do you have questions about a VIU Program? Unsure about admission requirements? Think you may need to Upgrade High School?
Artist Mary Ann Fleming will have a feature show titled "The Wall of Smalls". It is an eclectic mix of small acrylic paintings. Meet the artist on March 11 from 2-4 at the show reception.
Explore the Nanaimo River Estuary – the biggest estuary on Vancouver Island! Experience the rich history and natural beauty aboard a guided rafting tour.
Walk along Departure Creek to learn about the value of this urban stream. Explore what native plants and aquatic species thrive here and learn about Departure Creek’s restoration success story from a expert biologist.
Dave Hart performs in Arbutus Room at Fairwinds Golf Club, Nanoose Bay Solo Instrumentalist – Featuring popular songs and world themes on classical & electric guitar.
Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm. Each month is an open mic followed by a featured reader.
Looks may not be everything, but in this scintillating, tough-talking comedy, they’re enough to turn the world of four young adults upside down.