- 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
Please join us to celebrate the best of Nanaimo’s Culture and Heritage sector while enjoying an evening of FREE entertainment by Nanaimo’s very own local talent.
With winter finally at an end, time to come out of hibernation and enjoy keyboardist Marty Steele as he mixes in his vast repertoire of easy listening songs along with a variety of dance music.
The Art from the Attic Sale: Sell ART you no longer love & Buy something at a great price!
An introductory modern art workshop with local artist Dan Law, open to everyone! For more info, drop in the store or see Facebook event.
This short, fun workshop will introduce you to the concepts of peaceful action. This workshop is designed to be hands-on.
Brett Polegato, baritone with Robert Kortgaard on piano.
100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Parade followed by Cenotaph Wreath Laying Ceremony
An awe inspiring sight - the release of a rehabilitated Bald Eagle back to the skies at 2:00pm. Admission by donation from 11:00am-3:00pm, kids 12 and under free. Suggested donation of $5 each.
Canadian Jazz crooner will be performering classic songs from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Carole King & Burt Bacharach
Tue. April 4th, 2017 - Concert 5xJUNO nom The Andrew Collins Trio mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello
Modern Roots Trailblazers, 5xJUNO nom/7xCFMA winners - A high-energy collision of folk, bluegrass, jazz & classical
Well-known as the amazing vocalist of The Funk Hunters and The Red Gold & Green Machine, Tonye debuts her own band in Nanaimo in support of her upcoming feature album release.
Join the Oceanside Concert Band for their annual spring concert under the direction of Dr. Paul Rathke. Musical selections by Bizet, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hammerstein, Herb Alpert will be performed
Join Good Life Juice founder Andrea Dershin and ignite your passion for eating your veggies, drinking your greens, and feeling your best.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Annual Spring Garage Sale
Spend an afternoon immersed in wonderful music. A different performer each Sunday!
Art Exhibition with local artists: Paul Jorgensen, Lynda Hyndman, Grant Leier, Nixie Barton and Gerda Hofman
View the outstanding carvings and artwork in this show hosted by the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre.
Draw By Night Nanaimo is a free public event that promotes creativity, imagination, and collaboration through the process of drawing.
Canadian chanteuse Cari Burdett brings her timeless blend of gypsy traditions and European Cabaret to the stage, taking listeners around the world through songs and stories of the heart.
Be bold and bring a friend to The Port Theatre to witness your friends and community in action at the performance! As an audience you inspire AND assist the self-discovery of youth in our community.